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Rayfriend_Brown replied to Rayfriend_Brown's discussion Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"Thank you so much Strider and Nick for going to such lengths, I seriously appreciate it. Its so important to get the armature right for the final look of the puppet, I wish I had thought more about her unusual proporting rather than just using a…"
1 hour ago
Strider replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"^ A very good plan! Stay away from the fiberglass matting though - it's nasty ragged stuff and when you cut it - or anytime you handle it really, it puts little fiberglass particles in the air that float around for a long time and you breathe…"
3 hours ago
Kit posted a discussion

The Fruits of Love

At last, Pipsqueak Studios has released it's first film  The Fruits of LoveYour feedback is very much appreciated.KitSee More
8 hours ago
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The Fruits of Love

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Jack Spiggle replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"I would use chicken wire to get the rough shape and fiberlass over that to get a surface that is strong, paintable and can be drilled for tiedowns.  "
12 hours ago
Anne Koreman posted a discussion

Uneven streets

Hi there, I have this very specific problem with my medieval set, and was wondering if you guys had any ideas;I'm building quite a massive 1:9 scale medieval street, with cobblestones. I found a great way to create the stones using gluegun, but, I remain puzzled as to how I should make an uneven street, using material that I can drill for tiedowns. My best bet so far is to use a wooden plank and make it uneven with a sanding machine, but this way I can't make it uneven enough, plus its a lot of work.  Is there any kind of material I could use on top of the wood to make large uneven shapes, that I could still drill through? See More
12 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Rayfriend_Brown's discussion Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"I had a look at what would happen if I drew around the photo of your armature.  Some things may be deceptive from a particular angle, but I did see some areas that might cause difficulties. I drew around the armature first, then copied that off…"
16 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Rayfriend_Brown's discussion Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"I googled "Nausicaa Model Sheets" and found some!  And they mostly don't have such lengthened legs, and the heads are bigger, so I guess you can go with whatever feels right to…"
17 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Rayfriend_Brown's discussion Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"Good point about the low angle of view Strider, I think this drawing may have the feet and legs bigger than usual because of perspective.  (And the thick boots might also make the feet look bigger.)  So this might not be the best view to…"
17 hours ago
Ron Cole replied to Ron Cole's discussion Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder
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20 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Sarah Bierman's discussion A question? About CGI and Stopmotion combination?
"If you build puppets and sets, animate them and film them with a camera from just one angle at a time, you already have a film!   I have animated puppets and put them into a digital 3d environment, but the puppets were 2d images, mapped onto…"
20 hours ago
Strider replied to Sarah Bierman's discussion A question? About CGI and Stopmotion combination?
"Yes, you could use a 3D scanner to create digital models of puppets that could then be animated using CGI. It's done frequently, though they don't go to the trouble to actually build puppets, they just make clay sculptures usually, or scan…"
22 hours ago
Sarah Bierman posted a discussion

A question? About CGI and Stopmotion combination?

Before I go into my question, I want to say that I admire traditional stop motion and the people who spend years and years on bringing there creations to life.Question 1. I want to know if it is possible to create puppets, sets, props in real life film them at many different angles and lights, then import video into a 3d modeling program, and move the characters with the computer that mimics stop motion style and feel, and then render the film so it has have depth and shadow.Does such a software program exist? Or something similar?Forgive me if I sound ignorant of the these respective mediums, I'm not an animator and have very basic understanding of how stop motion works.Thank for taking the time to read my question!-Sarah See More
23 hours ago
Strider replied to Rayfriend_Brown's discussion Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"Wow, she really does have some strange proportioning! I just got out some dividers to check a few things - her thighs really are bizarrely short. It looks like her knees are level with the top of the boots, except for a little piece in front that…"
yesterday
Rayfriend_Brown replied to Rayfriend_Brown's discussion Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"Thanks for highlighting that for me Nick, I do see what you mean now! Makes sense about the larger tube, I wonder though if I wanted to keep the overall height 15", if I could take some of the length out of the thigh and add it back in to the…"
yesterday
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Stop Motion Puppet Project: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Started by Rayfriend_Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Rayfriend_Brown 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

Hi everyone!  I'd like to share with you a project I'm working on for my third year of university. I'm making stop motion puppets of Nausicaa and Kai from the japanese animation 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind'. Puppet fabrication for stop…Continue

Uneven streets

Started by Anne Koreman in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Strider 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi there, I have this very specific problem with my medieval set, and was wondering if you guys had any ideas;I'm building quite a massive 1:9 scale medieval street, with cobblestones. I found a great way to create the stones using gluegun, but, I…Continue

The Fruits of Love

Started by Kit in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

At last, Pipsqueak Studios has released it's first film  The Fruits of LoveYour feedback is very much appreciated.KitContinue

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 20 hours ago. 255 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

A question? About CGI and Stopmotion combination?

Started by Sarah Bierman in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 20 hours ago. 2 Replies

Before I go into my question, I want to say that I admire traditional stop motion and the people who spend years and years on bringing there creations to life.Question 1. I want to know if it is possible to create puppets, sets, props in real life…Continue

Out of the Ordinary.

Started by mattosaurus in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT yesterday. 0 Replies

It was a beautiful summer day at the Muddy River, so an idea sparked, which was based on the works of Steve Archer (God Bless his soul), using a mix of animation and live-action. It was made with Dragon-Frame for the animation and Final Cut Pro for…Continue

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