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Animatronics

Started by John T. Vonachen in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by John T. Vonachen 9 minutes ago. 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 49 minutes ago. 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

Tags: mouths, , , rigging, , , ears, goat, mouth, puppet, , , armature, More…, , armature, animal, "

New stopmo short on SYFY channel

Started by Dawn Brown in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Dawn Brown on Friday. 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 on Wednesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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

FOAM MOULDS, RELEASE AGENTS, SEALING...

Started by tam hinton in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by StopmoNick May 11. 5 Replies

...and other sexy stuff!Seriously: can anyone suggest a good (and reasonably priced) release agent for a stone (crystacal r) mould, to be used for foam latex? Do i really need a release agent? For that matter, do i need to seal the mould as well/instead?Enquiring mind needs answers!Continue

Tags: latex, sealant, release, molds, moulds

Online Premiere - The Fox and the Chickadee

Started by Evan DeRushie in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by John Oakley May 10. 9 Replies

Hi all,I've finally posted my first short film "The Fox and the Chickadee" online, and wanted to share it with everyone here. This board has been a valuable resource for the over the years, and is still the place I send anyone looking to learn more about making stop-motion. Since making this film 7 years ago, I made another short film called 'Birdlime' (http://evanderushie.com/birdlime.php) which I haven't released online yet, but will soon.There are a bunch of making-of videos on my website here (http://evanderushie.com/thefoxandthechickadee.php), but in SMA tradition, if there's anything you're curious about in the film, I'd be happy to share more info.Continue

Teaser for my Graduation Film

Started by Avani Babar in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT May 10. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! This is a teaser to my Short Stop-Motion animation. Let me know your thoughts :)Stop-Motion TeaserPoster for Film.jpgContinue

Tags: Life, Symbolism, Egg, Fetishism, Stop-Motion

steel wire?

Started by Elena in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick May 9. 11 Replies

Hello! We are a group of students from Spain, and we're just starting a stop motion project for the university. We have no support from our teachers, so we have to manage everything by ourselves. We started yesterday building armatures and we bought steel wire. That's what we found in the store. I dont't even tought there were anything else. But I've been looking in the forums today and i didn't find anything about it, everybody is using aluminium. Is it so crazy to use steel wire for building armatures? Does anybody have experience with it?Our second problem is the epoxy putty that we bought. Some hours after it was dry, we tried to move it and it broke. With a bit of movement it fell down of our wire, relative easy. it was really hard, but easy to splinter. What should we be aware of when buying new epoxy putty?I would really appreciate some help here, we are quite lost...PS: Sorry about my english, i now it's not the best :$Continue

Tags: wire, steel, putty, epoxy

 
 
 

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