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Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a new episode of LIVE CHAT hosted by Marc Spess on at 8pm…

Started by Ron Cole

240 16 hours ago
Reply by Ron Cole

BROKEN - A film by Adam Ciolfi

BROKEN is my new stop motion short and is now posted on the videos page. Inspired by the cult movie classic The Brain That Wouldn't Die (19…

Started by The Broken Man

5 Oct 18
Reply by Cait

animation residency/studio

Dear Friends Animators! I am not sure that the question I am going to ask is suitable for this forum, but feeling a bit despaired, I decide…

Started by Asya Lukin

14 Oct 14
Reply by Asya Lukin

article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv

Glotime,tv have just shared an article about our work, which I'm really pleased with, so i thought i'd share it here- Glotime is the new tv…

Started by John Horabin

1 Sep 4
Reply by Don Carlson

i challenge you to a fight

This is done using a technique I call wizard chess. Posting it here first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVLT9eUWn2A check it out

Started by mikefallek

0 Aug 27

My super smooth stop-motion!

Hello! I have just recently finished a new video that is now on YouTube. As always, I aim for animation just as smooth as CG. Tell me what…

Started by Mikael Ohlson

5 Aug 21
Reply by Don Carlson

Advanced tie down methods

I've historically always done the rod in feet, plugging holes method, but really want to up my game. I keep looking for behind-the-scenes f…

Started by Steven Topham

6 Aug 19
Reply by Steve Copeland

On revealing our secrets...(or not)

Someone on Facebook brought up a good point about sharing knowlege. He said that if you share all your secrets at the beginning, you won't…

Started by Don Carlson

31 Aug 5
Reply by Don Carlson

I know very little about stop motion animation but

I am a student who is currently working on a project with the title "How has technological advances affected stop motion animation producti…

Started by Sung Yun Um

0 Aug 4

Shot setup and animation process

After reading the thread on "revealing secrets (or not)", I took a while to wonder if I should ask at all. I am very grateful for the shari…

Started by Trista Townsend

8 Aug 4
Reply by Trista Townsend

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Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Buckner 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 15 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 16 hours ago. 240 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh yesterday. 6 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 Replies

Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue

Tags: silicone, polyurethane, flexible, puppets, Casting

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