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krullthewarriorking replied to krullthewarriorking's discussion Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?
"Wow Strider that's really cool stuff!!  Color grading is a whole 'nother bag of tricks I don't have a clue about....but it certainly looks like it can make or break a shot as you've demonstrated!  I guess I should save…"
15 minutes ago
Darren Nemeth posted a discussion

Help me build a new animation PC that handles 4k video smoothly. I need a new one by the end off the year.

Hello, all,I am going to be animating using a DSLR with 'live view' and my 2006 PC probably will not cut the mustard. Can anyone here help me build a new PC from the ground up? What type of hardware will I need?  What parts are essential to creating uncompressed compiled video files?  Software? It will have to handle 4k video smoothly.  I dont have my DSLR yet.  What make and model should I consider??Money is not that much of a problem. Thanks in advance.  I've been doing a lot of research into DSLR 'live view' animation for the past few years and cant wait to get started.See More
29 minutes ago
Ben Tobin replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"The armature standing in the woods already looks so striking, This should look absolutely beautiful once it is done."
1 hour ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to fatih's discussion sticky latex
"Thanks, Faith. I found some heatshrink tubing, and I reckon that will be good. But I'll bear the paper tape in mind. It seems that basically anything that keeps them apart is good. Just as an experiment, knowing the problems with brass, I put…"
2 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
"You haven't found the right stuff. What you have seen is a gas - butane - used to repressurise gas-powered lighters. You need the fluid. Here in Devon it is called Swan Lighter Fluid and comes in a yellow rectangular can 100ml, with a little…"
2 hours ago
bigwig commented on bigwig's photo
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"i'll try to keep him away from all sharp objects and other violent means of death. he should be ok.....just as long as he doesnt drown in that cup of tea"
3 hours ago
Alek Kowal posted a photo

knee joint

Not pretty but it works great. I used a bicycle chain to have a nice one-direction movement.
3 hours ago
Don Carlson commented on bigwig's photo
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"Adorable! Is he going to die horribly in some sort of industrial accident?"
3 hours ago
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Dawn Brown replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
"I checked on the lighter fluid, here it is made with Butane, not Naphtha. I wonder if that matters. As I am reading more about these solvents, I am learning how ridiculously toxic they are. Very dangerous!!!"
3 hours ago
fatih replied to fatih's discussion sticky latex
"I realized that latex became sticky when it contacted with the metal. I wrapped the metal with paper tape, and so I prevented the latex from becoming sticky at least for now. it may be a solution for you."
3 hours ago
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin
"Thanks for the tips and info everyone! Just the words "Dental Plaster" alone was enough to open up my options for ordering material online. There's so many different types and brands. I'm also able to purchase smaller…"
4 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
"Just to add a little something about gloves. I have been using a lot of epoxy (>1 ton) recently and have always used disposable nitrile gloves, because they are more impermeable to chemicals than either latex or vinyl. I would recommend the…"
4 hours ago
Steve Carey replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
7 hours ago
Steve Carey replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
"ok, I haven't worked with PlasilGel 10, but when I have painted 'Smooth On' Platinum cure silicone, I have used 'Smooth-On' Psycho paint which is thinned with Toluene.  I also used Toluene to clean the platinum cure…"
7 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Mike's discussion Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin
"Crystacal is the name that comes up when I search for UK suppliers. Hydrostone is what I most often use (in Australia), though I have used Ultracal a couple of times as well when it finally became available. There isn't any real difference…"
9 hours ago
Marnik replied to Mike's discussion Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin
"Hi Mike, Coming from the UK i had a similar problem of buying this stuff without paying huge prices for the postage. I found (like Simon said above) that there are variations on the same sort of plaster which work brilliantly, and for the last 2…"
11 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mike's discussion Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin
"Hi Mike What you are looking for is what is known as dental stone or dental plaster, i.e. a high-density, high strength plaster that takes fine detailing. There are a number of different makes. I wouldn't worry about getting the specific grade…"
13 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
"Don't forget another - gentler - possibility, which is to use theatrical or film make-up on the silicone. This is obviously temporary, but it does work, and no nasty fumes!"
13 hours ago
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Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?

Started by krullthewarriorking in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by krullthewarriorking 15 minutes ago. 9 Replies

Hello all!I'm brand new to the community, and am pretty inexperienced with stop motion too, mostly just Lego movies here and there.  But I have been doing some research about lenses, and I have read a TON of the lens threads here over the last few…Continue

Tags: 55mm, diopter, 28mm, brickfilm, depth of field

Help me build a new animation PC!! :)

Started by Darren Nemeth in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS 29 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hello, all,I am going to be animating using a DSLR with 'live view' and my 2006 PC probably will not cut the mustard. Can anyone here help me build a new PC from the ground up? What type of hardware will I need?  What parts are essential to…Continue

"Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)

Started by Mike in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Ben Tobin 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

Hello Everyone :) I've been posting some random W.I.P. photos and little test videos over the past year or so, but I recently discovered there's a "your project" section here in the forum. So this is a thread for my ongoing project, "Will O' The…Continue

Tags: wip, commercial, bumper, film, short

sticky latex

Started by fatih in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

the hands of my puppet became sticky a couple of months later. how can I prevent this situation? why did it become sticky I'm in need of a solution about this?Continue

Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 2 hours ago. 15 Replies

Hi gang,I have often read that Naphtha is used to thin tinted silicone so you can paint with it, or even push it through an airbrush.I want to paint silicone with an airbrush, but Naphtha is not readily available in my area. Can I use Mineral…Continue

Tags: silicone, painting, naphtha

Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin

Started by Mike in CASTING. Last reply by Mike 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hey there folks,Quick (maybe) question... So I've been unsuccessful finding any local supplier of Ultracal-30. Any SFX people I know order it online and pay an arm and leg for shipping because they operate out of shops that can afford that. Total…Continue

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