Today we started work on our new animated film, 'The Smile', which is going to be disturbingly funny!

What you see here, is a digital sculpt of a mouth-pose of a character called Heather Gogether. However, The Smile is not ging to be a digital movie, it's a traditional stop-motion puppet-movie. With the help of 3D color printers we will be able to send our digital characters into the real world. I will show you how that is done, soon. 

We did not invent this technique, I believe it is the fantastic Laika studio's that came up with 3D printed face-replacement. I am working hard to develop a great looking, low budget version of this technique. 



The Smile - sketch - Erik van Schaaik Productions