"Yeah, if you want to do realistic Dynamation type animation then 15 fps is probably the low limit. I use 12 because I do a more cartoony type of animation and don't mind a slight bit of stutter showing on fast moves (though sometimes I'll…"
so this was my first time ever trying to make a clay model for animation. i really had no idea what i was doing and could really use some advice! my biggest challenge was keeping the model smooth while animating and having the arms falling off and…
"Thanks, nick. I used different sized plastic cups to shape the base of the trunks before covering them in screen and paper-mache. The ones that worked best for me were cocktail cups and gelatin shot cups. I ended up trimming down the ones made from…"
"Looks great so far! I see you have taken the trouble to widen out each trunk where it goes into the ground, so it looks like a tree and not just a chopped-off branch.
What does the orange label on the tree say?"
"Thanks, Pram. As far as I know, he's not a gunslinger. But he could have been before he got lost in this forest. :)I do have a cat, and he's been patiently stalking the set since I started it. So far he's been good about keeping his…"
"If you can locate a Kodak Zi6 and shoot 30fps on two's (still effectively 15fps), you can coordinate the Zi6 reference footage with your animation. To my knowledge, it is the only handheld point and shoot camera that drops its shutter speed in…"
"I like the composition and trees! Is this guy a gunslinger? His posture kind of reminds me of one. Nice idea, about the box fan. Those are a must any time you're using hot lighting. Good to have a window or leave the door open, too. Unless…"
"Thank you very much. I didn't even think about ply wood splintering. I'm going to try particle board and MDF. On an unrelated note I found your tutorial on making latex build up puppets very informative!
"Foam board is maybe ok for very light puppets that can be held in place with a pin through the foor, but is too soft for screw type tiedowns. it will compress as you tighten the wingnut underneath, and as you animate the puppet it is likely to…"
"Thanks for the help, I think I'm going to go for 15fps as I learn to animate, as I'll be able to create clips a bit faster till I can get my head round what I'm doing. I think I will leave the frame blending and post production…"
I have been doing a lot of research on different tie down methods but I am still confused about what kind of material is best for the floor of the set for a simple drill hole in floor and rod and bolt tie down puppet support. I have seen particleboard, plywood, and foam board for set floor material. Are all of these good options or are they better for certain situations and puppet weight?See More
"One fun thing, is if you like frame blending, you can shoot at 29.97 in Dragon and convert to 30 exactly in your nonlinear editor, and that will also enable the feature because of the mismatch in frame rates.It will look more like a bad film…"
Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason. after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue
I have been doing a lot of research on different tie down methods but I am still confused about what kind of material is best for the floor of the set for a simple drill hole in floor and rod and bolt tie down puppet support. I have seen…Continue
Hi, I haven't been on here for ages and can't find my old thread, so I've started a new one. Here is my finished stop motion segment as part of the completed film. scene at 1:50 I had planned on shooting a couple more scenes, but ran out of…Continue
I've been reading a lot of threads in a lot of forums, and I'm still flabbergasted about how complicated this topic is to fully understand. I'm hoping someone with experience can help clarify the "digital lense flicker" epidemic for me. I'm looking…Continue
Its been some time but I'm back. I was just learning how to weld in my sculpture class and I was wondering about making a ball and socket armature with welding. The main question I have is would I still need to drill a hole into the ball bearing to…Continue