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Camera slider recommendation?

Hi guys, here again.Didn't update for a long time, struggling with life...OK, I was wondering if anyone could provide me some advice about camera slider. I was think making a new anime with a slider, but after searching online for a while, I'm not sure which one I should buy. Ranging from thousands to like few hundreds dollars, I hope someone cold give me some advise. For some reference, I want to have a motorized slider and I have went through some options like the iFotage slider ( which I…See More
2 hours ago
Natalie Grammer replied to Natalie Grammer's discussion Hair for silicone puppet
"Thanks for all the info guys! It's going to take some experimenting but I know I will be taking the safest route possible. It's not worth risking your life making puppets! It's all fun and creativity on my end. I'll keep you guys…"
11 hours ago
Michael Ahumada replied to Michael Ahumada's discussion Flicker issue in Dragon Frame
"Simon Tytherleigh, I had not considered the mixing of florescents and led's to cause a phase interaction. You make a good point in that it most likely does cause the exaggerated flicker/strobe effect i'm getting. I'll try using one…"
14 hours ago
Iulian Demetrescu replied to Natalie Grammer's discussion Hair for silicone puppet
"ok let's calm down a little. The generator i linked in is 20000V at 0.0000023 ma that means it is technically harmless unless you have a pacemaker or a sensitivity to electricity or you are crazy enough to test the thing by using it with wet…"
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Camera slider recommendation?

Started by cookieeeeee in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi guys, here again.Didn't update for a long time, struggling with life...OK, I was wondering if anyone could provide me some advice about camera slider. I was think making a new anime with a slider, but after searching online for a while, I'm not sure which one I should buy. Ranging from thousands to like few hundreds dollars, I hope someone cold give me some advise. For some reference, I want to have a motorized slider and I have went through some options like the iFotage slider ( which I thought should be the best one but feel it is too expensive for me at my current skill stage ), or like some cheap one like the Ashanks slider ( I believe this one is made in China, but since there is no reviews on Amazon, not sure if I should buy it or not..)Continue

Tags: slider, camera

Hair for silicone puppet

Started by Natalie Grammer in HAIR & COSTUME. Last reply by Natalie Grammer 11 hours ago. 17 Replies

Greetings all,I was active on here about 4 months ago and you guys were so helpful, thank you for that. Would anyone give me some advice on puppet hair? I am casting my first silicone puppet and am interested in punching the hair in. I keep hearing Laika doing this thing called brushing in silicone in the hair to give it movement when animated. Ya'll know anything about this? I'm trying to find info on this but seem to be searching the wrong thing.Continue

Flicker issue in Dragon Frame

Started by Michael Ahumada in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Michael Ahumada 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

  Hello everyone. There is an issue that recently started in my stop mo that I hope someone here can help me with. I am noticing an unwanted flickr/strobe effect in my stop motion animation lately. I'm using Dragon Frame software to animate and my iPhone 6S to capture. The subject I shot a test with last night is a 3 3/4 inch action figure in front of my green screen. I noticed a very harsh flickr/strobe effect happening in the play back. I changed my exposure settings (both shutter speed and exposure with no considerable difference in the strobe effect) Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong?  I have used this method in the past months with great results. No noticeable flickr/strobe effect in the past. Thanks,MichaelContinue

White Latex

Started by James Brown in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm looking for liquid white latex that dries WHITE to paint a pair of hands on a skeleton. Any info would be greatly appreciated.Continue

Epoxy breaks

Started by DimensionalAnimator in ARMATURES. Last reply by StopmoNick on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Hello ,well...i have a problem...,probably you can help me with itI used epoxy to hold the nut into the wire but it does not support the great strength of the joint and it brokeDid you know another material ? (I've seen metal plates but that's very expensive and difficult for me)Thanks for reading meContinue

Tags: Feet

Android app for stop motion

Started by Monica Broadley in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Monica Broadley on Saturday. 3 Replies

Hi, I'm an animator looking encourage my 8yo nephew to try some basic animation over Christmas. I found a kit (his present) that came with a phone-holder tripod, but the app that the kit recommends is not well reviewed. Does anyone here use Android apps for stop motion, or know of any that are considered good?

US Sources for 1018 Flat Bars?

Started by Jonathan Hartman in ARMATURES. Last reply by Ethan Bartholomae Dec 2. 6 Replies

Hi, everyone!For my last B&S armature, I used brass, which worked fine, but I'd like to try working with steel on the next one.I'd really like to start making smaller joints, generally, but I'm having a heck of a time trying to find a supplier for small flat bars of 1018.  1/8" x 1/4" seems to be the thinnest I can find (which would be fine for a ton of applications, but I'm looking to go smaller).  Would it even be a sensible material to use at a smaller size?  Is there something else I should be using?I have a mediocre drill press and no milling machine, if that's helpful context.Anyone know of any good resources about making small joints?Thanks!-JonEDIT:  Haha.  I just realized that I asked a similar question (with less specificity) almost exactly four years ago without remembering, but I'm still interested in the steel.Continue

Tags: armatures, steel

Vector Art in Photoshop

Started by Angie Lawrence in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Angie Lawrence Dec 2. 2 Replies

Just learning graphic designing and the software and tools that the professional designers use majorly for logo design in London. After spending three months on the Adobe Illustrator I finally understand how to use the tools like pen tool, mash tool and gradient tool which is the most used tool in the designing as per my teacher said to me. It was quite tough and hard to digest until I get to introduce to the Photoshop.Photoshop is something out of this world. To all the possibilities and all the things you can create on that software is just unbelievable. Being a newbie to this industry is shocking to me that things that I used to admire the things that I thought must involve in any 3D software were created in the Photoshop. It is just my start on the Photoshop and currently, I am learning how I can cut and do some edits in any raster image.That comes a question in my mind about the possibilities of Photoshop. The question that I would like to ask is about the exporting files of the Photoshop. My teacher said that Photoshop is a raster software and illustrator was a vector software. I understand the difference between both of this raster and vector but can Photoshop also produce vector images. Out of many works, I saw where must be a vector which the teacher showed us, for example, were the vector. That is why I am confused and want to know either Photoshop can also produce vector export files or not?Continue

Tags: photoshop, illustrator, animation, art, design


Started by Tekeyla Friday in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 30. 4 Replies

HiI’m wondering what type of lighting is best for a set. I’m using claymation to illustrate children’s picture books but I’m finding that my lighting isn’t right.Continue

Tags: pictures, claymation, Lighting

Motion control slider or rig.

Started by Andrew AJ in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 28. 33 Replies

Hello guys.I know this was discussed probably few times, but I still can't figure it out. Cuz I am not a very tech guy. I need stepper motor slider or even stepper 3axis slider with a head, that I can purchase and connect right away to Dragonframe, without Arduino programing, modifications etc. Like Ditogear has. But not Ditogear)))) What option do you know or even tried? UNPACK, connect CABLES, run DRAGONFRAME and it works))) I found this one DIGISLIDER  It says its compatible with Dragonframe.  EMOTIMO I don't know why, but I can't load to the online store and I am not sure, do they have a 2meter stepper motor slider? What you can advice?Thank you guysContinue


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