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"Thanks for the response! Great ideas. The more I mess around with the armature, the more I face certain challenges...all part of it I'm sure. I'd give anything to just watch a pro at work for day. Even the "Behind the scenes"…"
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securing your armature for different shots

Started by Mark Blann in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Mark Blann 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

So, I haven't worked out my tie-downs yet, and only have an armature, but wanted to mess around with some animation. I sat the armature down on the edge of the table and thought I'd just do some upper body animation. Head moving, arms waving, whatever. It was then I realized the challenges of the entire puppet wanting to move when I went in to move an arm, or turn the head a bit. I'd do fine for a number of shots and then would accidentally move the body slightly. If I were doing this for a final shot, would I secure the body somehow in the seated position? Where can I find more in depth instructions on doing this and learning?Thanks in advance...MarkContinue

Life of Gray script critique?

Started by Graham Ludders in STORY. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Monday. 10 Replies

Hey all. Before I start getting voice actors, would you take a look at my script? I need some honest but constructive critique. Thank you. Continue

Lip Sync

Started by Graham Ludders in SOUND. Last reply by Geoff Clark May 17. 3 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

Adding limbs to ball-and-socket armatures

Started by Connor Bushoven in ARMATURES. Last reply by Geoff Clark May 16. 1 Reply

Hello! I'm in the beginning stages of working on a puppet of the Egyptian God Sobek (head of crocodile with human body) and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on attaching a tail to a pre-existing ball-and-socket armature. I'm hoping to make the tail out of braided wire and build-up foam w/latex and am unsure of how I might go about connecting it to the armature. Any help is appreciated!

Hiring for Five Minute Educational Stop Motion Video

Started by Caitlin in JOBS & PROJECTS. Last reply by R. Eric Jenkins May 13. 3 Replies

We're looking to partner with an experienced stop motion animator for an educational video. We don't have a preference for medium (clay, paper, etc)- we just need it to look great. The script and visual descriptions are written, but we need someone to bring it to life. I'm assuming we'll need a revision process (our client will want to have input) but would appreciate your expertise in doing that as efficiently as possible with this kind of animation.If interested please send me a message with your contact info and link to samples or reel. Thanks!Continue

Flicker vanquished!

Started by Dave Cooley in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Rebecca De La Torre May 12. 2 Replies

Finally acquired a manual lens and did this quick piece of animation as a test. Previous attempts with the lens my Canon T1i DSLR came with had an annoying flicker, but it's gone now!Continue

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Making silicone hands

Started by Darius Stuart in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Darius Stuart May 11. 8 Replies

I've made this paw out of clay and baked it. Now I would like to make a mold from it to create a replica using silicone. I bought some Rebound 25 to make the mold but I'm wondering if that's the best product to use especially since the paw is small. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.Continue

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What goes under silicone?

Started by David Braga in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 11. 6 Replies

If you make a silicone cast of a body, what do you put under that to keep the weight down, and keep it flexible. For a stick thin character, I'd imagine silicone would be fine, but if a character is a bit fatter and you still want silicone skin, etc, do you pad the body out before finishing it off in silicone? With latex, you'd use foam, but I think I read that silicone soaks into the foam, so wouldn't be as good.  Any advice would be, as ever, much appreciated :-)Continue

 
 
 

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