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Casting helmets

Started by Count Croc in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

Do you guys know any cheap ways to cast fullface medieval helmets?Continue

Beaver sculpture need suggestions.

Started by Jet Zhang in SCULPTING. Last reply by Jet Zhang 20 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi,I am making a beaver puppet for my online kids show demo. The character will combine real beaver with cartoon style. It is my first time trying to make an animal. The beaver's legs are big troubles for me at this time. How to sculpture them so it could be easier to plan the plaster mold for foam latex puppet? I guess it could be the same design as a dinosaur, just with fat and short legs, but still could not get the idea. Can anybody give me some suggestion or share some of some works' pictures so I will get more confidence to continue the work. Any point will be appreciated. Thanks! Continue

I made another test animation - walk cycle

Started by Mozen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Anthony Scott yesterday. 1 Reply

Heyo,Here's my first walk cycle test. I have access to my school's studio for the next month, so I'm trying to make the most of my time there :)Feedback super duper welcome!Continue

Animatronics

Started by John T. Vonachen in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by John T. Vonachen May 19. 9 Replies

Has anyone ever done stop motion with animatronics?  It seems like that would be an ideal solution to doing stop-motion really fast.Continue

Armature and Casting advice for movable animal ears

Started by Ben Young in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick May 19. 4 Replies

So for the film I'm making right now, I've got two main characters that are goats. As such, I was wanting to give them both ears that can be moved and animated. I've also got an Ox/Cow character that I was wanting to have movable ears and mouth as well. I've included reference pictures below (the goats are going to have 3D printed replacement mouths that attach with a magnet, while the Ox I wanted to have a rigged mouth).So my question is, does anyone have any advice for the best way to both rig and cast the ears and mouths for these characters so I can manipulate their respective parts? Right now, I've got some OOMOO 30 with which to make each of their molds, after that, I was wondering if anyone knew which silicone would be best to cast all the heads. Something like Dragon Skin? For the Goats, whose ears are the only thing that need to move, should I cast the main head in plastic and have the ears attach somehow? Any way I should go about that?As for the rigs themselves, I've seen some folks use a wooden block with wires attached to it. Any best practices for doing so in a manner where I can fix the ear or mouth wires in case they break?Continue

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New stopmo short on SYFY channel

Started by Dawn Brown in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Dawn Brown May 17. 2 Replies

Hey stop motion friends,I just made a station identification spot (a bumper) for the SYFY channel and it is running on TV now. You may recognize this little guy from the first StopMo Jam a couple years back!Continue

Tags: SYFY, Jam, Stopmo, Brown, Dawn

Pipe Cleaner Cat Animation

Started by Mozen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Mozen May 15. 2 Replies

Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi,I get to use the stop motion studio at Sheridan College for the next month, so I started off with a quick test to see how the rigs, camera, and Dragon Frame work.All I had were some pipe cleaners to animate, and here's what I came up with. Overall this took about 8 hours to complete. I hope you enjoy! I plan on doing a bunch more tests in the coming weeks. Feedback more than welcome!-TerryContinue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Ben Young May 14. 543 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

Just had a lovely chat with Sarah de Gaudemar (Coraline, Robot Chicken, Davey & Goliath, etc.) on how to make stop mo into a career. Here's the podcast :)

Started by Mozen in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Mozen May 13. 4 Replies

For anyone interested, I run a podcast where I interview animators/story artists/etc. I had the opportunity to chat with veteran animator Sarah de Gaudemar on how she got her start and what it's like working on both TV and Film stop motion projects.Here's the episode :)https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-13-emmy-winning-sarah-de-gaudemar-on-how-to-make-a-career-out-of-stop-motionPS: Is there a better thread to post this in?Continue

 
 
 

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