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Tom Evans replied to Bobby's discussion Canon EOS dslr
"In the US we call that camera the EOS Rebel T6i. If you own one, it will work just fine for stop motion. Fully supported by the major stop motion applications for Mac and for PC. However you'd be better off getting away from anything in…"
6 hours ago
Marcs replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Problem adding pictures to an existing album
"So, i figured it out. It is not possible for me to drag a picture in the browser on this site. It will opens a new tab with the url file://...  So i have to upload single pictures (there is an upload button) and then there is an option to put…"
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Once upon a blue moon

"Hey jack, thanks for the comments. The mission objects where actually added as an after thought and something I did struggled with. I felt I needed to make it clear the robot was working on a mission with clear goals and not a tourist. That…"
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Canon EOS dslr

Started by Bobby in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Tom Evans 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

for dragonframe or stop motion pro eclipse, what is the best canon dslr camera for stop motion without costing a fortune?Continue

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Problem adding pictures to an existing album

Started by Roos Mattaar in SITE FEEDBACK. Last reply by Marcs 10 hours ago. 4 Replies

Maybe I'm just really stupid... but I can't seem to figure this out: I'm trying to add pictures to an existing album I made earlier. The only way to do it seems to be by dragging pictures to a box. The two pictures that were already in my album are already in that box, so that seems to make sense... But when I try to drag a picture into the album, it opens on a new page (replacing the old page) and when I go back, it's not in the box. I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, or that I am just doing something wrong, so I thought I'd ask it here...Thanks. :)Continue

for stop motion softwares

Started by Bobby in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

i made a video of a clay that moves at 12 fps. will this do for dragonframe or stop motion pro?

Rock Band RadioHead Stop Mo "Burn the Witch"

Started by John Downey in STOPMO NEWBIES 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

From StudioDaily.com ..."One of the most revered modern rock bands channels the English horror-film classic The Wicker Man in this stop-motion animated music video from director Chris Hopewell, editor Ben Foley and DP Jon Davey. Hopewell previously made a video for Radiohead's Hail to the Thief track "There There."  .....  "http://www.studiodaily.com/2016/05/radiohead-burn-the-witch/?hq_e=el&hq_m=3242084&hq_l=9&hq_v=5cbe6b015fNice & simple replacement animation ... jbdContinue

Winders site live!

Started by Thomas Nicol in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Thomas Nicol yesterday. 4 Replies

Winders are really simple, versatile rigging tools, which give stop motion animators easy, precise control over linear motion. They're also remarkably difficult for the average animator to obtain.  You seen them all the time in BTS stills from big studios, but the machined mechanisms are beyond the budget of most enthusiasts and independent artists.I'd like to change that. I've been using this design (in one iteration or another) for the past several months, and it's had a huge impact on my ability to animate precise motion.  I'd love to see that available for everyone, so I'm making these 3D printed rigs available through a new website, QuantumCat Winders. Not only can you buy them ready-made (along with various modular accessories to help interface with other rigs), but I've posted the STL files so those of you with 3D printers can produce the main components yourselves.As thanks for being such a great, supportive community, the coupon code "SMA" will get you 10% off your first order.Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Marty Mcfly yesterday. 476 Replies

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

Software - stop motion beginner

Started by S1234 in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by S1234 yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi :)I am completely new to stop motion animation and I want to try and make some short films using plasticine models.My question is about the software, as I am on a budget the monkeyjam software seems a good one to start with, but I'm wondering what the file format of the finished clip will be, and can it be converted easily. For example could I upload clips to YouTube/Vimeo, or show the film on a projector? I'm not sure how it all works when it comes to movie file types.Thanks!Continue

Excessive rigging and post cleanup

Started by Steven Topham in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián on Monday. 10 Replies

I caught myself staring at Mike Please's Instagram post today for a spot his Parabella Studios did:Liquorice Allsorts - Maynards Bassetts from Parabella on Vimeo.I'm pretty sure the only way to do something like this is a single, bold light source and a ton of rigging to support just about every single piece of candy individually (of course with the exception of some shots where they could feed an armature through several pieces, like the worm at the end). I'm posting because it sort of blows my mind. I know our medium takes patience and time, but to do something like this, which looks close in scope to Anthony Scott's Gumby spot really seems like it would take lots and lots of post-production rig elimination. Especially from the shadow. Does anyone else see any other way they could have done this?Continue

Dragon Puppet

Started by Eric Sanchez in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Jeff Lafferty on Monday. 1 Reply

Hey gang, I just finished this puppet, it's been a hell of a learning process, as I used techniques I wasn't familiar with (ie: polyurethane in a latex shell and painting latex).  I'd appreciate your feedback.  I'm in the process of animating him now.  Will post when It's finished.The sculpts and paint details were don't by my partner and everything else was done by me.Continue

SMA ARCHIVE!

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Roos Mattaar on Sunday. 6 Replies

The SMA Archive is now LIVE!In 2012, StopMotionAnimation.com was a website that was sinking fast. It was limping along with old message board software that was purchased from an eventually abandoned and unsupported company; DCScripts. I remember occasionally getting messages saying "The site is down, can you fix it?!". I had no idea how but eventually sorted out each emergency. The site was huge and costly. All this got me thinking that something had to be done. Either shut down the site, or start over. Both scenarios meant losing all the old information stored in the cryptic codes embedded into DCScripts' clunky out-dated software.A million thanks and praises go Paul J. McConnochie and his desire to sort thru mountains of data and images to create a new resource for everyone to enjoy. So, here it is, all the old discussions presented in a new format, risen from the ashes! Continue

 
 
 

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