How a call bell works

The inside of a call bell

This was a quick, just-for-fun 3D animation I made a few years ago to show how a call bell works. I had one sitting on my desk and became fascinated by the simplicity of the pieces of it. The early animation exercise was a chance to play around with some depth-of-field work and background compositing.

The bell and its parts were built and animated in LightWave 3D, and the compositing and labels added in After Effects.