Animator's Tower -- Hardware.

This is the hardware. The Video monitor is on the top shelf, the computer monitor, keyboard, etc. is on the shelf below, and below that is the Aardcase.

Animator's tower

The Aardcase is a 6U enclosure that contains the computer and DPS hardware, an Aardman designed frame store, and camera power supplies. Delicate components are fixed on resilient mounts and all external connectors are separated from their respective equipment. File transfer is by Magneto Optical disc. The Aardcases were manufactured by Sight Systems in Worthing from 1997 onwards, and are still in use.

Last updated: Friday, 12 November 2010.
© Neil Baker.