Hi everyone,I'm starting my first project and I am having a difficult time deciding on scale. A priority for me is to have my main character possess realistic, articulated fingers and hands (a lot of close-ups handling objects). Given this direction, I don't think I can manage building a hand smaller than 1/6 scale, and more likely closer to 1/4 scale. Most of the commercial armatures have wire fingers which is fine, but I am wondering what material would hold up as a covering over the wires and still manage to look realistic? If I went with a 3D modeled plastic articulating hand (less realistic, but possibly more functional) does anybody know of a manufacturer of 1/6-1/4 scale hands? Or is this something I will need to build? Once I am settled on a scale for my character, I feel everything else, set building wise will fall into place. Still A LOT of hard work, but at least the size of objects will remain constant.Thanks for any advice!Continue
Hi! Has anyone here crowdfunded their stop motion film? If so, what did you do to spread the word? I'm really struggling to bring attention to my project. The few people I've been able to bring to the page have been engaged with the content, so that's good, but getting them there is the problem.Here is the project page.Any advice is massively appreciated.Continue
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
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
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
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
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?
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