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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dor Bar's discussion sugar powder for silicone matte
"Probably not enough powder. I generally coat the silicone generously, and it looks very powdery indeed, but is fine after the silicone has set and is washed. And the other possibility is that the silicone had already largely set before the powder…"
7 hours ago
Trafik Grafik replied to Trafik Grafik's discussion This is the story of Jägermeister...
"Note: Although the eyes and arms were suggested during the very first brainstorm, the idea was abandoned. "Just stick with the bottles." The 2D elements were added by the directors afterwards, us not knowing... At first, we were surprised…"
8 hours ago
Trafik Grafik posted a discussion

This is the story of Jägermeister...

Hi There,Over at trafik grafik we had a unique opportunity to create an animated sequence for a music video.Up until now, production company "The apPartyment" ("we take partying seriously") shot lot's of music videos, mostly for deejays and festivals capturing emotions an atmospheres on the go. Now, they wanted to go a little more narrative and suggested to open this clip with a Stop-Motion sequence. "Ok, we said, let's do this" not really knowing where this would lead us...Back at the studio we're still in awe on the high level of views this video has reached in such a short period of time. The reactions are positive so, to be continued? ;)Kind regards!Bartwww.trafikgrafik.comSee More
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Charles Brunson commented on Charles Brunson's blog post new art teacher/ middle school -I'm trying to prove my case of the benefits of teaching animation to my students
"Wow! That is nice setup maddmovies!  Love it! Thank you to Maddmovies, Emily, Simon, and Adam for reaching out - sharing!  I'm debating about teaching student's Clickteam Fusion as the game engine. It's not as much coding…"
11 hours ago
maddogmovies commented on Charles Brunson's blog post new art teacher/ middle school -I'm trying to prove my case of the benefits of teaching animation to my students
"Sounds like a big project. Animation will be challenging enough. Developing the game is a whole 2nd thing! But if you know about game design, I suppose you know that you would need a set number of repeatable animations for your character. (One…"
14 hours ago
maddogmovies replied to DoubleDown's discussion Vintage animation style tutorials
"Start with a music track and time out the beats so your animation can match. For instance, if the music has a downbeat every 8 frames, make sure your character's foot hits every 8 (or 16) frames. Having every character and flower and tree (etc)…"
14 hours ago
Juan Quirós posted a video

Embotellado (microcorto Stop motion)

Microcorto para un proyecto basado libremente en el cuento "el espíritu en una botella" de los Hermanos Grimm. Realización: Juan Quirós A. Colaboración: Angi...
21 hours ago

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sugar powder for silicone matte

Started by Dor Bar in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey guys!I Need your advise.I used silicone to fix a bubble on my silicone puppet.To make it matte, I waited for it to get a bit dry but still tacky, I put sugar powder tapped gently with a brush, washed a day after, and still it was glossy!!What did I do wrong?Continue

This is the story of Jägermeister...

Started by Trafik Grafik in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Trafik Grafik 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi There,Over at trafik grafik we had a unique opportunity to create an animated sequence for a music video.Up until now, production company "The apPartyment" ("we take partying seriously") shot lot's of music videos, mostly for deejays and festivals capturing emotions an atmospheres on the go. Now, they wanted to go a little more narrative and suggested to open this clip with a Stop-Motion sequence. "Ok, we said, let's do this" not really knowing where this would lead us...Back at the studio we're still in awe on the high level of views this video has reached in such a short period of time. The reactions are positive so, to be continued? ;)Kind regards!Bartwww.trafikgrafik.comContinue

Tags: tweekaz, dj, appartyment, belgium, deinze

Vintage animation style tutorials

Started by DoubleDown in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by maddogmovies yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello! I'm looking for a specific video tutorial made on animating 3-D stop-motion puppets with a style reminiscent of vintage 2-D animation character movement styles of the 1920s-30s (e.g. Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Popeye, et. al.). I recall seeing these tutorials a few years ago and have been unsuccessful at finding them again. One clue I can offer is that the animator who made these video tutorials was a noted master of capturing this vintage style. Any help in finding these videos would be most appreciated. Thank you!Continue

Tags: puppets, animating

About Puppet Putty

Started by Antonio J. Cebrián in CLAY. Last reply by Marc Spess on Tuesday. 25 Replies

Hey, Don. I'm interested in trying your Puppet Putty clay. In the webshop there is a "translucent white", but I need "normal white". Do you have a "not translucent white?And another question: How much is shipping to Spain? How many blocks are the best for optimize shipping cost?Continue

Tags: clay, animacion, plastilina, putty, Puppet

Is 3d printing my models the best method for stop motion?

Started by Bunny Chang in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Doing the action figure 3d printing method.I’ve been making models for about 6 years now and I want to actually start animating.Thing is I would have to paint on these models. And had hair clothing etc as their just base models is 3d pritning joints the best method for stop motion?Continue

I made a building (bricks are tedious)

Started by Jonathan Hartman in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by James Thompson Jul 12. 1 Reply

Hi, everyone.  It took me a very long time, but I've been working on this.  There are still a few things I'd like to add, but it's mostly done.If anybody has any advice for improvement or anything, I'd be glad to hear it!There are more pictures here: https://www.jonhartmanart.com/single-post/2018/06/27/Building-a-BuildingContinue

Tags: bricks, sets, building

My Most Recent Short

Started by Jonathan Hartman in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Jonathan Hartman Jul 12. 7 Replies

Hi, guys.  I've been prowling around the forum for over a decade, but I rarely post any of the stuff I'm working on.  I think I generally keep things a little too close to the chest, so I'd like to be more open about the things I make.This is a short that I made last year as I was packing to move across the country.It's not really suitable for children, I guess.The animation wasn't really a priority (and neither was the fabrication, in some sense), but the timing and the tone and the "screen design" were very important to me.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbE6u0IoPZwContinue

How to cover a ball and socket armature?

Started by Cameron Gordon in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 11. 1 Reply

Hi!I recently was gifted a ball and socket armature and wanted to know if there was a way to protect the skeleton from elements such as spray glue and foam? I want to use the foam build-up method so I can dress my astronaut character in clothing. Is there like a way to protect the skeleton and still achieve fluid flexibility and potential for recycling once I'm finished with the character?Many thanks!Continue

 
 
 

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