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Jim Arthurs replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"Greetings... I haven't read every post in the thread, but I would like to point out that the total fume load from the work on any given stop motion armature would probably be less than doing a single weld on any motorcycle frame... and the…"
3 hours ago
Jim Arthurs replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Okay, I see.  Well, at least you now have a way to shoot your live action plates for tests... while the video recording from these mid range Canon DSLR's isn't on par with any modern dedicated video camera, it's good enough for…"
5 hours ago
Ron Cole replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Jim I honestly don't see this as any real 'problem' because the resolution is just fine for my needs and a tremendous improvement over what I've been shooting with for years. I just wanted confirmation that the cropping…"
6 hours ago
Jim Arthurs replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Ron, I wasn't suggesting to move "up" to a 7D, but sideways to the T3i... :)  It  would, apparently, remove your cropping issue, which will dog you with extra work on each shot for years.  For the average LEGO shooter,…"
6 hours ago
Ron Cole replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Jim Thanks for all the great info! I wouldn't return this Rebel T5 if I move up to the 7D simply because I got such a great buy on it. I paid less than $300 for it refurbished by Canon and the site I got it through gave me a $20 discount so it…"
7 hours ago
Joe (Dinoman217) replied to Spencer McCarlie's discussion Armature components
"Why spend so much on a ball-socket armature, when can machine one yourself for $60 or less? I'm Working on such a tutorial myself as we speak!"
7 hours ago
Ron Cole replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Nick - All I need to do to check the crop is go into the folders for the images that have been captured and compare the preview images to the hi-res ones. I did that in order to make up that graph I posed above so, I'm positive it's a…"
7 hours ago
Jim Arthurs replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"And if it is truly cropping the image, and you have the chance to return the camera body, I'd do so.  You certainly want/deserve/demand full view in light of the kind of work you do (live action/stop mo line up).  Canon sells…"
9 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Damn,  looks like Jim Arthur is right, as usual.  I didn't check enough. I just checked both my Canons.  The 7d, which says it has 100% view in the viewfinder, also has it in the live preview in Dragonframe.  I checked the…"
15 hours ago
Antonio J. Cebrián commented on Santino Vitale's video
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"If you get so natural feeling in the movements in direct animation you don't need reference at all. The puppet is really alive! although it's a dead man! "
22 hours ago
Roos Mattaar replied to Spencer McCarlie's discussion Armature components
"I don't know where you are based, but for cheap ball joints you could check out animation toolkit in th uk: http://www.animationtoolkit.co.uk/armaturesI have never used their joints so I can't tell you how good they are, but maybe…"
23 hours ago
Jim Arthurs replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"Hi Ron... just saw your thread this morning... on your cropped boarder issue... you're referring to the live preview window and the "move test" files generated by Dragonframe in comparison to the actual full quality stills?  The…"
yesterday
Spencer McCarlie replied to Spencer McCarlie's discussion Armature components
"Thanks Nick. That's a nice walk-through there. Was cool to see how you done the hands, I've not seen them done as effectively as that before. Seems I've been working on the really basic level. I didn't realise all the steps…"
yesterday
Wiz replied to StopmoNick's discussion Change to look of site?
"It looks like it's dropped the CSS and degraded 1990s style HTML. Needs one of those icons that shows a person digging with a shovel."
yesterday
Ron Cole replied to Ron Cole's discussion Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?
"The shipping on it was only $10 and so I ended up getting both the lens and adapter for only about $90!!! I spent so much less than I was expecting to that I may look at getting some additional lenses now.I couldn't wait to get the new lens…"
yesterday
Don Carlson replied to Skylure Genavieve's discussion latex build up trio & newbie hello
"Wallace's torso could be made up of two rigid parts with a wire or joint in the middle Given that the folks at Aardman have crossbred their skills with the folks orginally from Vinton's and Stowmar, a lot of the techniques that were…"
yesterday
 
 
 

Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Jim Arthurs 3 hours ago. 38 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Jim Arthurs 5 hours ago. 23 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

Armature components

Started by Spencer McCarlie in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Joe (Dinoman217) 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hey guys, I'm on the hunt for some armature joints and useful pieces.All I can find online are quite expensive so I was wondering if anyone had came across cheap parts?I do try and make my own for now but that's just from wire and I'm trying to get…Continue

Tags: Armatures

Change to look of site?

Started by StopmoNick in SITE FEEDBACK. Last reply by Wiz yesterday. 3 Replies

Since yesterday, the whole look of the site has changed... or is it just me?  It is now a wide blinding landscape of pure white, such as Scott of the Antarctic would have faced!   Text is in black.Windows like the one to add an image have a clear…Continue

latex build up trio & newbie hello

Started by Skylure Genavieve in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 9 Replies

hi everyone,I'm very new to the forum and the world of stop motion, but I wanted to show my face a bit so I don't feel like such a lurker!I am saving up for a desktop and camera so I can work on animation tests, but I couldn't help but get started…Continue

Live Action People in Stop Motion Sets

Started by Cait in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Roos Mattaar on Wednesday. 14 Replies

Hey Folks!I've been working on a primarily live action film for a while now, it's a series of short films compiled together into a single project.  One of the films is entirely stop motion, the rest are all live action.  For the final short, I…Continue

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