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StopmoNick replied to Rick Jacobs's discussion Quick and dirty stopmo with refrigerator magnets
"Your description of fridge magnets sliding around didn't sound all that interesting, so I didn't watch it when you first posted.  But seeing it now - really it's cut-out style characters, it's better than I expected.  …"
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Rick Jacobs replied to Rick Jacobs's discussion Quick and dirty stopmo with refrigerator magnets
"The silence is deafening. Ok, ok, I know it's a bit amateurish. I did it in about 4 hours with ambient light, improvised the script, and the reflection in the metal background is annoying. It's the first time I tried a 2d stopmo. It's…"
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How to Rig Action Figures?

Started by DarthOwen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Hey dudes I just got a marvel legends black spiderman action figure and I wanted to know how to make a rig for it so that he can jump and swing. I used some paper clips and they worked decently well but it wasn't too good. any tips?Continue

Help me with the numbers on facial expressions

Started by Steve Copeland in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Steve Copeland on Monday. 4 Replies

I was watching the DVD extras on Paranorman and the following numbers were mentioned for possibilities for facial expressions.Replacement animation used 80 faces for 800 expressions. I am not sure where the 800 comes in. Didn't Jack Skelington have only 80 heads?Then it is mentioned that Coraline had 250,000 facial expressions. How is that possible with only a top and a bottom plate. Maybe it means all the puppets?Finally it is mentioned that Paranorman had 300 puppets with a total of 40,000 faces. Not sure what they are calling a face, maybe a top and bottom complete?Continue

My new approach towards combining stopmotion with a video

Started by pritam das in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by pritam das on Monday. 4 Replies

Hey guys,i came up with this idea of combining contemporary dance,stopmotion and to tell a story at the same time,more like a musical short..Please suggest me how can i do better..would really love to listen to expert's suggestion :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL6QR1BpaNIContinue

My Figure toys Stop Motion - Hope You Like It!!

Started by Tomz Chaterburg in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Tomz Chaterburg on Monday. 2 Replies

Thank you All this forum. I'v got a lot of knowlede from here.This is the best of my work now (Lastest) Hope You Like It!!-----Bruce Lee [Stop Motion Film]- Return of the Dragon CastBruce Lee - SH FIGUARTS BRUCE LEE [YELLOW BOX]Big Boss - SH FIGUARTS SHOCKER COMBATMANSemi Boss - SH FIGUARTS CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WARS Fighter 1 - DEADPOOL KAIYODO REVOLTECHFighter 2 - STORM TROOPER PLASTIC KIT BANDAIFighter 3 - SH FIGUARTS HARLEY QUINNContinue

Hi. Looking for a seasoned character animator in South Wales/South West England

Started by gustavo arteaga in STOPMO NEWBIES on Sunday. 0 Replies

Hi. I need someone to teach a basic introduction to stop-frame character animation at the Uni of South Wales, Cardiff. It is only a 1 day gig but it is reasonably well payed. If U R interested, please get in touch by mid week (19th July) to talk this through. You can catch me on this message board, or here; gus@gustavoarteaga.comThanks.Continue

Dynamic / Procedural animations?

Started by Dony Clark in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick on Sunday. 1 Reply

Hello,I've got a rudimentary rigged character which I would like to be animated in engine since I'm no good at rigging in 3rd party software...The character in question is a body and head with floating feet and hands. i tried animated explainer videos but its not good Would it be possible for the feet / hands to dynamically animate using a blueprint or something similar? Say as the body floats around, the feet just flail around as if walking? Cheers!Continue

STOPMO JAM 2

Started by Anthony Scott in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Dave Cooley Jul 14. 28 Replies

Stopmo Jam 2 is all about a Single Character running, hopping, skipping, dancing anything except walking. Start your animation already in motion. I will cut everyone's animation together in one big Action Jam. Character: Can be human, animal, bug, robot, a sack of flour, a jellybean. The important thing is, give your character personality and weight. You can make your character do a flip, a spin, while running if you want, just as long as they are facing screen right by the end of your animation. Composition: Character is running in place. On your first and last frame, your character must be facing screen right. (for cutting) See my simple animated Sample Run here.  Keep the bulk of your character within the White Square as much as possible. Background: Can be any color, moving or static, realistic or stylized. For added cool factor, animate some objects going by in the foreground and/or background such as trees, a building, a person waving. Commonly known as a Fake Traveling Shot, these elements must move thru frame traveling from right to left in order for your shot to work correctly. See above video. Important Technical Requirements Shot Length: 10 seconds maximum Frame Rate: 24 fps Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080 Finished Animation: export to Quicktime (H264 is good) Puppets can be made of clay, paper, foam, wire, sand, whichever materials you can utilize to create your design but it must be stop motion animated. Sorry no LEGOs, action figures, toys, or store bought items are allowed UNLESS it is modified (painted, covered with paper or clay, etc). The goal is to make a hand-made experimental film. Stop motion puppets, 2d cutouts, sand, painting, pixelation, all hand-made animation techniques allowed. No Music or Sound fx. Music will be added later.  Content must be ok for kids to watch. I reserve the right not to include your animation if it doesn't fit into these guidelines. If you have any…Continue

Armature device

Started by Hugo in ARMATURES. Last reply by Hugo Jul 13. 10 Replies

Hi everyone !I've build a little something to help me create my wire armatures and most importantly to do the same armature again and again.Pins are placed in a piece of wood in a way that all I need to do is twist the wire around them to get the shape of my character. The technic can be used for various sizes and shapes and also for hands or any part you need to replace a lot.Here's a little video, I hope it'll be helpfull for someone.Continue


 
 
 

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