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Motion Control for Dragonframe

I'm trying to figure out exactly what I will need to purchase to do 3 axis motion control and focus. I'm finding it rather confusing. Anyon…

Started by Tim Tracey

3 yesterday
Reply by StopmoNick

General Purpose Stop Motion Stage

Looking through the Internet, Stop Motion Magazine, Stop Motion Books, etc., I've seen plenty of fantastic ways to build a stop motion stag…

Started by Michael

9 yesterday
Reply by StopmoNick

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather tha…

Started by Eleanor Evans

2 on Tuesday
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Canon 40d Setup

Hello to all, I’m a newbie to stop motion.  I just picked up a Canon 40d (body only) off eBay with a lifetime shutter count of 8245.  As mu…

Started by Michael

22 Feb 23
Reply by StopmoNick

Nikon or Pentax lenses?

The standard equipment for timelapse or animation is always stated as being a Canon camera body with a Nikon lens because many Nikon lenses…

Started by Kit

1 Feb 5
Reply by StopmoNick

Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)

Hi guys, after relocating from New Zealand to Europe, I had to sell my 550d (t2i) and lenses, moco gear etc. Now I've been commissioned to…

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan

23 Jan 14
Reply by Hendrikus De Vaan

mitchell gc movie 35mm?

Hi Guys  Just wondering if the mitchell gc is still a good choice for a 35mm stop-motion camera?….as far as i can tell because its rack ove…

Started by Miles and Jules

20 Jan 10
Reply by LIOs Nephew

Our 35mm stopmo camera hack

Hi guys  I was talking here a while back about buying a mitchell 35mm camera for stop motion. That camera hasn't eventuated yet…but we rece…

Started by Miles and Jules

0 Jan 10

Lighting question for all you's guys

Hiya, folks. I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of…

Started by Don Carlson

2 Nov 21, 2014
Reply by Don Carlson

DIY moco rig

Here are the first couple of pics of the rig that I am constructing. It is based on the Servocity design (but not a copy!) and uses 1" shaf…

Started by Simon Tytherleigh

4 Nov 18, 2014
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

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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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Green screen

Started by richstimson in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi all, I have been trying out Stop Motion Studio on the iPad/iPod which is a great app. I'd like to try green screen but I'm not quite sure where to start with it. Does anyone know of a good tutorial?Also, this is our first animation:…Continue

Tags: review, animation, feedback, tutorials, screen

Miniature Neon sign?

Started by Angus Lamont in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any methods of making miniature neon signs? It's for a project I am doing in college, but I can't seem to find any suitable methods. The set would be roughly in scale with 5/6" figures if that helps.ThanksContinue

Getting Started Tutorial

Started by richstimson in NEWBIE CORNER 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi allThis is our first animation:https://stimsonstopmotion.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/pac-man-the-movie/And this is how we made it..…Continue

Tags: animation, stop motion, tutorial, getting started

Child of the Hydra's Teeth replica puppet Work in Progress

Started by fantamation in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by fantamation 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

Just wanted to share my latest puppet project, still putting the finishing touches on it as well as finessing the overall shaping of areas.

Motion Control for Dragonframe

Started by Tim Tracey in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 Replies

I'm trying to figure out exactly what I will need to purchase to do 3 axis motion control and focus. I'm finding it rather confusing. Anyone have any experience with this?I was looking at this package.…Continue

Tags: control, motion

General Purpose Stop Motion Stage

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 9 Replies

Looking through the Internet, Stop Motion Magazine, Stop Motion Books, etc., I've seen plenty of fantastic ways to build a stop motion stage.I would like to get thoughts from the people here that do this day-in and day-out.If you were to build one…Continue

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