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What are your biggest issues with 3D animation?

Started by robert cuban in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Lucy Cummings 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello all,My name is Jerry and I work in Product Development for Ikinema. We are really interested in engaging with the developer community and want to understand the key challenges you face in 3D Animation brand explainer video.Maybe it's rigging? Poor quality MoCap? Issues animating non-humanoid characters?Whatever it is - I want to hear it. Hopefully myself or one of the team here can help.Thanks,Continue

Dreams and Nightmares

Started by John A (filmmaker) in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by John A (filmmaker) yesterday. 4 Replies

Movie PosterI made an avant-garde live action movie with stop motion special effects. I intend to put it out online sometime. The biggest challenge was getting actors, not the actual animation itself. It is rough in places (it is an ultra-low budget student film) but the stop motion animation is fairly decent. I fully intend to use stop-motion effects moving forward.Continue

Sony A7s can't capture more than one image at a time

Started by Marcie LaCerte in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm using a Sony A7s camera with Dragonframe to shoot a stopmo film—the problem is that it takes about 10 seconds before Dragonframe shows the live preview and is able to take another shot (otherwise it says it "failed to capture an image). Does anyone know if this is a camera issue or Dragonframe issue?Thanks!Continue

Tags: capture, an, image, to, failed

Need Dragon Frame Help North of Toronto

Started by Adam Zimmerman in JOBS & PROJECTS. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Good day,I am looking for help in operating Dragon Frame 4 in my studio north of Toronto Ontario.  I am ready to start shooting an short film, but am very worried about the frame grabbing side of this project.  I know absolutely nothing about how to organize my stills within the program, how to export them in the proper file type, what the best settings would be within Dragon Frame for capture/exporting...I don't even know what I don't know!I am, however, willing to pay to have someone on site to help me get up an running.  I own an outdoor advertising company , which will be funding this project.  If you live anywhere near Toronto or surround area, and are willing to help I am offering $30 hr + travel expenses and food allowance.  If you have already have a studio, I am willing to travel to you to learn this software.Thanks in advance and continued success to all of this discussion board, what a great resource!AdamContinue

My first prototype

Started by Web_00 in ARMATURES. Last reply by Dennis Heinzeroth yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I'm new here on the forum and recently I created my first armor, nothing professional. I am an illustrator and graduated in Product Design, I am fascinated by the process of creating puppets, I live in a city in the interior of Ceará and the materials are quite difficult to find. Amazingly, the screw I used for the joints of this prototype was the smallest I could find here. My intention is to add and share knowledge, I hope to learn even more and be able to help in whatever is necessary.Sorry for my english, I'm using google translator.…Continue

Tags: #projects, #puppet, #stopmotionanimation, #stopmotion, #armature

I need help

Started by Calvin Carl Bond in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Calvin Carl Bond on Thursday. 4 Replies

Hey, everyone, I am sorta new here but I have a question! So I have been doing stopmotion for a while but I have never figured out how to stop light flicker! I mean I have tried everything, I got 2 led lamps, I blocked out all other lamps and then I also make sure I am wearing a black shirt when doing stopmotion but still the light flicker persists! So I am using stopmotion studio on PC which I know, it isn't as good as phone but this is what I got. So I don't know what I am doing wrong please help me whoever reads this.Continue

Tags: INEEDHELP, Flicker, Lighting

8" armature for sale

Started by Greyguy in SWAP MEET. Last reply by Greyguy on Wednesday. 7 Replies

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Stop Motion Podcast Episode with Sylvie Trouvé on how she's building an Online Stop Motion Academy

Started by Mozen in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Mozen Feb 10. 3 Replies

I thought some people here may find this interesting since there's not really any traditional schooling to learn stop motion animation (I could be wrong and out of touch though!)Animators Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward (The Little Prince, Bone Mother, etc.) are trying to change that.They've have worked hard to put together the first online stop motion academy: See-Learn.comIn this podcast episode, Sylvie shares the unique mentorship style and lesson plan that will make sure you nail all the principles of animation through stop motion.Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-51-animator-sylvie-trouve-how-to-learn-the-basics-of-stop-motion-with-the-see-learn-academyContinue

Coating aluminum wire puppets

Started by Rowan Scott in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Rowan Scott Feb 7. 2 Replies

Hi, new to the site. I have a question about protecting aluminum wire from breaking for use in puppet making. I was considering adding a layer of hot glue on the wire so as to add support, and in the case of the wire breaking, the layer of glue would still keep it in place. The glue is flexible and seems to hold up pretty well.  Any thoughts? Continue

Tags: wire, aluminum

ANIMATORS WANTED

Started by Nathan Smith in JOBS & PROJECTS Feb 5. 0 Replies

We are looking for some experienced character animators for our stop motion feature film. We need several animators as soon as possible.  We are based in Orem Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City.  We ask that you only contact me if you have no less then 3 years of professional character animation experience and you know DragonFrame.  Please contact me, Nate Smith, at agelessnate@yahoo.comContinue

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Lucy Cummings replied to robert cuban's discussion What are your biggest issues with 3D animation?
"Rigging is perhaps the most complex and the most pervasive problem faced by 3D animators worldwide.…"
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