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A few basic questions about casting in platinum silicone

Hello all,I'm just getting started with casting molds after experimenting with rubber latex for a little while. I still have a couple of things to pick up at the art supply store, but I plan in the coming days to experiment with casting a character's body with Smooth-On's Rebound 25/40 platinum silicone. I hoped to ask a few lingering questions about this process first, as while I'm well aware of the role mistakes play in the overall learning process, it would be pretty nice to end up with a usable puppet body on the first try and save on that expensive silicone :)About the character: - It has no mouth or nose, just two huge eyes sitting on top of a neckless torso, so all that's being molded here is a simple, cartoony body with no feet, hands or anything above the collarbone (since those are separate components)- Roughly 7 inches tallMy questions:1. The silicone I'm working with is awfully thick and viscous - how can I thin it out a bit to reduce the chance of air bubbles without…See More
49 minutes ago
justin rasch replied to justin rasch's discussion New Stopmotion Animators looking for Teacher?
"Thanks a ton guys!!     I am really really enjoying teaching stopmotion. It is incredibly cool to see other animators GROW and feel that MAGIC of giving LIFE to these puppets!       Justin"
1 hour ago
Anne Koreman replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"Unfortunately I do have to animate in 1:9, I don't have the room to go bigger since my sets for this project are all in the streets. It's gonna be a pain, I know..  I did look at the Boxtrolls design a lot, it's so amazing, I…"
2 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Porter's discussion Questions about a camera setup, and getting started in stop motion
"I don't animate with clay, I make moulds and cast my puppets in latex or silicone, so I can't help much with what clays to use.  I think all plasticines will need some re-sculpting and smoothing as you animate, it will only bend so…"
4 hours ago
Kit replied to Cam Mitchell's discussion Stop Motion's charm and its impact on CGI - Dissertation Idea, Would like opinions and advice from Stop-Motion fans!
"Being able to see evidence of 'how it was done' is a common theme in a lot of art. Watercolour paintings of flowers where the paint looks to have been thrown about with reckless abandon to give a more impresionistic look have a more…"
4 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"I missed that bit about the 1:9 scale.  I work even smaller for building whole streets, at 1:24, but that is not for puppet animation, I have close-up sections at 1:6 scale for the character animation.   I don't know how wide your…"
7 hours ago
Porter replied to Porter's discussion Questions about a camera setup, and getting started in stop motion
"Hello Nick, I apologize for the late reply. I have been doing a little more research, and found on my local classifieds some DSLR's. I am currently looking a Canon Rebel T3 with the kit lens, then in maybe 2 months I can buy a prime lens.…"
7 hours ago
Bethany Williams replied to Bethany Williams's discussion Cut paper feed back.
"I know its been a while but I change little bits up until the deadline and it must of been alright as it is in the top 3 in 16-19 animation in the competition I entered it in to! we find out who has won on the 19th of September but I didn't…"
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Strider replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"New thoughts - 1/9 scale is pretty small, and if you only cut a slot the width of the street it might be too narrow to get your hand up in there for tightening tie downs. It might be better to cut an area twice as wide as the street (or however wide…"
11 hours ago
Strider replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"It sounds like some people are talking about making an entire set floor from fiberglass, which of course could be done, but I was assuming you only need it for the actual surface of the street or streets. I was thinking of a basic plywood set floor…"
14 hours ago
Twin Tales commented on Marnik's video
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"Very nice! I love the eyebrowns going up when he says "HMMM?" Brilliant."
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Dave Hettmer replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"If you go with fiberglass and polyester (or epoxy) resin, be sure to determine how thick a layer you'll need to get rigidity.  Years ago I animated spiders on a brain (which I consider a fairly uneven surface :-) ) and while the brain…"
16 hours ago
Cor Snel replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"I used polyester resins sometimes for boat repairs but I don’t have any experience making landscapes with polyester resins. Anyway, when I would make a medieval street, I would not choose for chopped glass fiber mats soaked in polyester (or…"
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Ernest Skocdopole commented on Marnik's video
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"It would take a bit of time to explain in detail. Fusion has a Paint node and within it there are settings for wire removal. Here is a simple video demonstrating the Paint (removal) node - https://vimeo.com/14656077 It's after the stabilization…"
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Marnik commented on Marnik's video
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"Hi Ernest. I've just downloaded BlackMagic Fusion (always the cheapskate) and I'm afraid this kind of stuff is a bit beyond me, and there's very little online instructions. Would you mind explaining roughly how it would remove the…"
21 hours ago
Strider replied to Anne Koreman's discussion Uneven streets
"The process for fiberglass is a lot like paper mache in some ways - you lay down several thicknesses of the matting and then you apply the liquid polyester resin to it. It soaks in and hardens and voila, hard lightweight plastic mache! But…"
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A few basic questions about casting in platinum silicone

Started by Dylan Lee in NEWBIE CORNER 49 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hello all,I'm just getting started with casting molds after experimenting with rubber latex for a little while. I still have a couple of things to pick up at the art supply store, but I plan in the coming days to experiment with casting a…Continue

Tags: rebound, paint, cast, silicone

New Stopmotion Animators looking for Teacher?

Started by justin rasch in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by justin rasch 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Hey Guys!  Its been a while but I have been hard at work on KUBO and the 2 Strings at LAIKA.I just am dropping in to let you guys know that I have been taking private stopmotion animation students on recently and it has been working great!!I have…Continue

Uneven streets

Started by Anne Koreman in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Anne Koreman 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

Hi there, I have this very specific problem with my medieval set, and was wondering if you guys had any ideas;I'm building quite a massive 1:9 scale medieval street, with cobblestones. I found a great way to create the stones using gluegun, but, I…Continue

Questions about a camera setup, and getting started in stop motion

Started by Porter in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello,I just started researching stop motion animation about a week ago. I purchased a book called "The art of stop motion animation". I'm just barely researching and barely know anything about this medium yet. I want to begin practicing the medium.…Continue

Stop Motion's charm and its impact on CGI - Dissertation Idea, Would like opinions and advice from Stop-Motion fans!

Started by Cam Mitchell in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Kit 4 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm an animation student fom DJCAD art school in Scotland, I'm studying animation and am about to enter my 4th year... which means dissertation time!Being a big fan of stop-motion, I wanted to use it as the central theme of my…Continue

Tags: Motion, Stop

Cut paper feed back.

Started by Bethany Williams in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Bethany Williams 10 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hey guys.I have just about finished a cut paper animation and I would really appreciate some feedback about what I can change. There is no title to begin with hence the blank 5 seconds at the beginning. I know I need to adjust some sound levels and…Continue

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