3D Printing a Zoetrope "The OctoMadness"


3D Printing a Zoetrope "The OctoMadness"

3D Printing a Zoetrope "The OctoMadness" is created by Leapfrog 3D Printers and WaterMelon.

Inspired by Pixar and Ghibli and their desire to turn animation into something real, waterMelon challenged themselves to build a 3D printed Zoetrope for the 2014 KLIK animation festival. The OctoMadness is a combination of 3D animation, 3D printing, sawing, painting and gluing every piece together. It really embodies all of the things that waterMelon loves to do.

Designer and animator Klaas-Harm de Boer, wanted to create very flexible characters that show the power and freedom of animation. This zoetrope enables the audience to see each individual frame separately and gives a great insight into creating the final animation.
A BIG thanks to everybody that got involved and put in their time and effort to make this one happen! Thanks for the great experience and collaboration!


Animation Director:
Klaas-Harm de Boer (waterMelon)

Next Empire:
Vincent Lindeboom (Producer)
Martijn Pannevis (Programmer)

Leapfrog 3D printing:
Mathijs Kossen (Owner)
Pim Rutgers (Supervisor)
Yoren Boeren (Printer)

Model painters:
Carin Baker
Arjen Klaverstijn
Muyu Lin
Menah Marleen
Jasper van Nieuwenhuizen
Saya Okubo
Tess Sturmann
Percy Tienhooven

Zoetrope engineer:
Harm de Boer

Miguel A. Fernández

Justin Baker

Joep Beving
Moos Lamerus (Producer)
Tom Tukker (Musician)

Title Design:
Mark van de Vis

Tieka Masfar

Special thanks to:
Yvonne van Ulden and the entire KLIK team for their great support.