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Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Secret to cutting square brass tubing without crimping?
"That does help.  Thank you both."
6 hours ago
Pete Pipkins replied to Bryan's discussion Secret to cutting square brass tubing without crimping?
"Hi Cut it with a small hacksaw, hold it in a vice with square jaws, and cut close to the jaws. I'm not sure what you mean by a rigid tube cutter, but a hacksaw is best I would suggest. If you don't hold it in a vice, you'll just…"
7 hours ago
John Oakley replied to Bryan's discussion Secret to cutting square brass tubing without crimping?
"I know if you pack sand into tubing you can bend it without crimping. You could try packing sand into an offcut of tubing and see if that works?"
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Secret to cutting square brass tubing without crimping?

I ordered some K&S square brass tubing with a Rigid tube cutter.  No matter what I do, I always seem to compress the tubing -- and I need to fit it over a smaller tube.  The tool is also very difficult to use on the square tubing.Any tips for cutting square brass tubing without crimping?See More
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Aimee Foster replied to robert cuban's discussion What are your biggest issues with 3D animation?
"What website would be better to choose? If you don’t want to be sure about your results I would recommend you to see how that work on the 3d animation services. Here are 100% high-quality animation could be made. I know those guys and buy…"
8 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Bryan's discussion Lighting Recommendations?
"Here's a video on lighting for stopmotion. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFdb5_tatI&t=328s You can see that all sorts of lights can be used, not just the professional film lights. And if you use long exposures, you don't need…"
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"Hi Lovely film, what was the inspiration for this story? Pete"
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StopmoNick replied to Myfanwy Dabner's discussion Dragonframe Easy? Addition of Digital Film
"The purpose of Dragonframe is to capture the images, while showing you a video preview of the frames while you animate.  Once you finish the shot, you normally use other software for all post production work like re-sizing, rig removal, colour…"
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Secret to cutting square brass tubing without crimping?

Started by Bryan in ARMATURES. Last reply by Bryan 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

I ordered some K&S square brass tubing with a Rigid tube cutter.  No matter what I do, I always seem to compress the tubing -- and I need to fit it over a smaller tube.  The tool is also very difficult to use on the square tubing.Any tips for cutting square brass tubing without crimping?Continue

What are your biggest issues with 3D animation?

Started by robert cuban in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Aimee Foster 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello all,My name is Jerry and I work in Product Development for Ikinema. We are really interested in engaging with the developer community and want to understand the key challenges you face in 3D Animation brand explainer video.Maybe it's rigging? Poor quality MoCap? Issues animating non-humanoid characters?Whatever it is - I want to hear it. Hopefully myself or one of the team here can help.Thanks,Continue

Lighting Recommendations?

Started by Bryan in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm new to stop motion animation and photography.  I plan on animating a 1/6 scale set and a 1/12 scale set, but don't know what's required to light it.  (The 1/6 scale set will have an outdoor and indoor scene).I'll be shooting with a recently acquired Canon T6i and some used manual Nikkor lenses (24, 35, and 50mm).What type of lighting will I need?  I found some older threads, but LED lighting has gotten a lot better and cheaper since then.Also, I'm in the Tampa Bay area and would love to connect with anyone experienced in stop motion animation.Continue

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Dragonframe Easy? Addition of Digital Film

Started by Myfanwy Dabner in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi,Am considering buying Dragon frame but will it be easy to follow for a beginner?I also want to add digital film into my stop motion in some section or even overlaying stop images over film, can i do this in dragon frame?What formats can I save it as in Dragon frame and are pixel dimension choices flexible.Continue

80's Monster Music Video

Started by Santino Vitale in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Santino Vitale on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I recently got an opportunity to do VFX work on a music video for a local filmmaker (in my area), for the band Superdivorce.He wanted to do an 80's style video -- complete with animated lightning and a stop-motion monster.   We're still doing post work on it, but the finished video will most-likely premiere online sometime this fall.Here's a few pics of the monster puppet. He's foam latex, with a wire and epoxy armature. I cast him in a three part mold, with an additional mold for the little mantis arms.   Credits on this one are as follows: The sculpt was done by my father.  I made the mold, ran the foam, trimmed and patched.  And we both painted (though, my part in painting was maybe 20%).Continue

Tags: creature, foam latex, animation, practical effects, music video

Lip Sync

Started by Graham Ludders in SOUND. Last reply by Geoff Clark Aug 12. 5 Replies

Hello all, I'm having trouble figuring out which approach to take to lip sync my clay armature. I'm considering making multiple mouths with hardened clay and swapping them out of my Plasticine clay head (just the jaw and mouth area). Is there an easier way? Should I just sculpt the mouth as I go along? Any help is appreciated. Continue

Vintage animation style tutorials

Started by DoubleDown in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by DoubleDown Aug 12. 4 Replies

Hello! I'm looking for a specific video tutorial made on animating 3-D stop-motion puppets with a style reminiscent of vintage 2-D animation character movement styles of the 1920s-30s (e.g. Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Popeye, et. al.). I recall seeing these tutorials a few years ago and have been unsuccessful at finding them again. One clue I can offer is that the animator who made these video tutorials was a noted master of capturing this vintage style. Any help in finding these videos would be most appreciated. Thank you!Continue

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Help! Problems with Dragonframe after moving it to a new Mac

Started by Emily Kulbacki in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Dennis Heinzeroth Aug 10. 3 Replies

Hi all,We just bought a new Mac with OS high sierra. We have sent a shout out to DF tech folks, but they're being very slow with a response. I'm wondering if someone here has had similar issues and can help.Things that work fine:Dragonframe opens correctlyShows us our recent scene listShows us our frames shotThings that don't work:When we open our unconformed scene (any scene that was created on the old computer) the frame count is fine (say 400) and if we scroll through we can see them all. BUT it only allows us to access the first 48 frames. So, the frames are there, but it won't allow us to have them in full view Our x-sheet is missing. It is replaced by an x-sheet that is blank and only goes to 48 frames. The frame count can't be changedThe audio is missing. We can reload the audio but again only 48 frames of it is visible, the rest we can hear.When we try to save the file it no longer asks us if we want to conform. Instead it just logs out and when we log back in, the same thing happens, no x-sheet no audioAlso, we keep getting this error message: There was an error saving the take.xml file. Please make sure the permissions are set correctly and the disc is still present.We have no known permissions and we have no disc (we downloaded it off the Internet).Anyone ever had this happen? Thanks in advance!!EmilyContinue

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