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Sculpting faces

Started by Youp Zondag in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello everyone,For my thesis film last year, I used 3D printing to create the different faces (masks) for the puppets. This time, I decided to create them by hand. After much toying around, I think I found a good method. Here is the base sculpture that I cast out of resin. As you can see, I sculpted out the mouth, leaving just the upper teeth. After casting 5 resin masks I placed super sculpey on the carved out part of the jaw and starting sculping mouths.After sculpting all the mouths I know I'll need for the animation, I attached magnets to the mask and skull to create the full head piece. Here is what the puppet looks assembled. Next I will be adding a nice skin tone, add hair and a hat, touch up the clothes, attach the hands and we are good to go!I find this replacement method for to be my favourite in creating different expressions. But what I learned -- you don't need a fancy 3D printer to get good results. I hope you enjoyed my first post. I will continue to upload progress and show how I did things for the stop motion short I will be making up until December. All the best, YoupContinue

Tags: moulding, mouths, casting, resin, making

Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?

Started by Shakycow in ARMATURES. Last reply by Roos Mattaar 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

With all of their Indiegogo backers receiving their armatures and their official launch a couple of weeks ago, I've been seeing advertisements and rough reviews almost everywhere... but very little actual animation. Mostly just unboxings, a display of range of motion, and random pose tests.I'm curious if anyone here had any experience working with one and if they'd be worth the price or if I'd just be better off getting a similarly priced (or slightly more expensive) b&s armature to do exercises with.Continue

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Canon 250D problem

Started by Pete Pipkins in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Pete Pipkins yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi AllI'm trying to connect a Canon EOS 250D to Stop Motion Pro Eclipse.I'm connecting via the USB port.My computer detects the camera. Stop Motion Pro will not connect. Am I missing something obvious? Is there a setting on the cam itself I should be setting?It works perfectly with my old EOS 1000DThanks in advance for any help.PeteContinue

Materials for a stone wall

Started by Count Croc in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Ben Owora on Saturday. 4 Replies

I have a minotaur ready to go, now I just need to make the labyrinth. What material should I use for an aged stone brick wall?Continue

1:6 scale props

Started by Devin Pingree in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Devin Pingree on Saturday. 6 Replies

Does anyone have any suggestions on purchasing 1:6 scale props? I've found that there's much more 1:12 props. I have found some things in Ken and Barbie sets on E-bay. Continue

Tags: props, 1:6, scale

Horse Puppet Issue

Started by Rebecca Agnew in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Hi There,I have been a long time reader but have just joined the group!I recently made a horse with a wire armature and articulated jaw which I cast in silicone but it is too heavy and there is not enough movement in the neck. When I tried to build up the body with more foam the silicone did not stick. I am hapy with how it looks....just not the movement.Is the only solution foam latex? (I have not used this before)Continue

Tags: armature, silicone, Puppetmaking

Cheap foam latex?

Started by Count Croc in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 14. 3 Replies

I’ve been looking into foam latex and MonsterMaker’s is really expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative?Continue

Start a new armature

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by John Burrows Sep 12. 15 Replies

Hi here is a new armature i started for Misha Klienalso a picture of a new small armature compared to and older on i did and a close up of the footContinue

Anyone here follow Frantic Frames on Instagram? I did a podcast with him on how he gets lots of brands asking him to do stop mo posts on Instagram

Started by Mozen in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION Sep 12. 0 Replies

If you're following my podcast, I just posted the latest episode with Instagram-famous Ben Treat, otherwise known as Frantic Frames, who's become a sought after animator on Instagram by brands looking for unique stop motion promotions.Here's our chat on how he gets new gigs every month, and how animated 100 videos in 100 days (and by the way he's only 17):https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-33-instagram-famous-frantic-frames-on-how-to-do-100-stop-mo-posts-in-a-row-no-matter-whatContinue

Yank Tug Yank -- short film

Started by Maureen Z in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT Sep 10. 0 Replies

Hello! I'd like to share my short film Yank Tug Yank completed in 2017.https://vimeo.com/226621152Continue

 
 
 

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Sculpting faces

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