Animated gifs of animated sculptures based on animations.

Zoetrope noun - a 19th-century optical toy consisting of a cylinder with a series of pictures on the inner surface that, when viewed through slits with the cylinder rotating, give an impression of continuous motion.

Here is an example of Walt Disney showing us the basics of this process.

Here is the modern evolved equivalent. It uses sculptures and strobe lights.

It's the same as animation on flat media but viewable across more dimensions. The effect works at multiple frame rates and is best viewed in person.

As an upcoming Animation, Bugtropolis Wikia users might be interested to see some zoetrope animations up close.

What follows is a list of images of just that. Enjoy.