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Ziegfeld Follies 2.5D Motion Parallax Test


ziegfeld follies 3d

Patrick David has done an outstanding job at taking old photographs and animating them in Blender.

Patrick writes:

Another test playing around with cutting up images into planes for re-mapping into 3D space and animating. This time with some better (prettier) source material - Ziegfeld Follies Girls!

I hand-masked each image into separate regions, then brought them into Blender 3D as planes. Then I arranged the planes in 3D space and animated some of the meshes to produce the final result you see here.

I'll probably get around to writing a tutorial soon.

In The Dark-Flashes
Written by Bix Beiderbeck (1903-1931)
Performed by Jess Stacy
Recording date: 1935

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Wow, that looks really great. I hope the tutorial follows quickly. I was planning to use these type of techniques to make a movie from old photos for the occasion of someone who will turn 70 in march. I have some ideas of how to start, but it would be a pitty to reinvent the wheel.

  2. Ricardo Piologo on

    Fantastic, but I think that you would can do it extreme more easy if you to use the bones tools from Anime Studio. Just a tip ;-)

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