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Turn Limitation into Intention, How the 3d printing in Bone Mother created a unique look

Don’t let limitations slow you down when you can intentionally use them.

Over the next week, we’re featuring exclusive Making-of segments on our film Bone Mother. First up is about 3d printing Baba Yaga and Vlad’s face!

Baba Yaga’s design required her to be old, really old, so old that she forgot how old long ago. So wrinkles in her skin were a necessity.

A lot of studios and film makers have worked very hard to ensure a smooth skin texture in their faces, some through pretty toxic processes. The FDM type of 3d printers seem to have a limit in how small they can make the layers, so instead of fighting the printers' natural behaviour, the stepping was enhanced.