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Ideas for this mold?

Hello All, Iv'e been working on this sculpt and getting ready to make a mold of it (probably in hydrocal) for a cast in DragonSkin 10.  An…

Started by t. r. burns

3 33 minutes ago
Reply by StopmoNick

Ask a Model Maker...

Howdy y'all! My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and ha…

Started by McKinlay

0 Feb 15

Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin

Hey there folks, Quick (maybe) question... So I've been unsuccessful finding any local supplier of Ultracal-30. Any SFX people I know order…

Started by Mike

5 Feb 15
Reply by McKinlay

molding/casting plastic figures to make puppets

Ive been looking at trying some molding and casting lately with different objects for props and puppets and what not for some stopmo videos…

Started by vanilla gorilla

12 Jan 24
Reply by StopmoNick

Making silicone puppet

Hi everyone I'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result…

Started by Hani

20 Nov 25, 2014
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

casting a character in pieces

Hello, Wondering everyone's thoughts on this - for a few different reasons I'll be casting most of my new puppets in multiple pieces (i.e.…

Started by emmyymme

15 Sep 8, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

3d printed mold cast in gel-foam

Hi everyone!  I've been working on a new short film and experimenting with new ways to produce my puppets.  I decided that I was going to p…

Started by Dieter Wagner

7 Sep 5, 2014
Reply by Dieter Wagner

PAX painting secret

Hi folks, Taking a page from Rick Baker's policy not to have a "magician's code", I want to share a "magic trick". The brush is a silicone…

Started by Don Carlson

4 Jun 21, 2014
Reply by Don Carlson

Foam Collapse

Hey stopmotimators, last June I made a dozen or so puppets. They turned out great. Now, a month and a half later, I'm having repeated colla…

Started by Michael P. Heneghan

17 May 18, 2014
Reply by Pushan Chakravarty

Is Flexible Urethane Foam an Option?

So I need to make a puppet for my friends short film and would like to be able to cast multiples in case it breaks.  The design of the pupp…

Started by Danny Samuels

3 Mar 31, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

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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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Ideas for this mold?

Started by t. r. burns in CASTING. Last reply by StopmoNick 33 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hello All,Iv'e been working on this sculpt and getting ready to make a mold of it (probably in hydrocal) for a cast in DragonSkin 10.  Any thoughts on the best orientation of the mold? I'm thinking two parts and seaming it up the sides and along the…Continue

Armatures

Started by ChimeraPro in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Michael 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

Where are you guys getting supplies for ball and socket armatures? I didn't want to spend the $100 online. Ive heard of people taking apart the helping hands tools you can buy for soldering but I can't find them at stores.

Phil Tippett Puppet Making Technique?

Started by Santino Vitale in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Santino Vitale 9 hours ago. 4 Replies

I'm working on a new project, and am needing to make a really anatomically precise puppet. I've been watching this test of the T-Rex that Tippett did way back when, and I'm just floored by the way the skin slides over the pelvis, ribcage, and other…Continue

Tags: Armatures, Skin, Puppets, Tippett, Phil

next level of complexity of armor

Started by Héctor Manuel Gualterio in ARMATURES. Last reply by Héctor Manuel Gualterio 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hola, se me esta complicando un poco el usar el google translate, ya que no es muy exacto y se entiende cualquier cosa.¿Pueden aportarme material, fotos, diagramas, paginas web, de diferentes tipos de resolución de mecanismos de movimiento, ya sea:…Continue

Storyboarding for first stop motion short

Started by Angus Lamont in STORY. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

What is the best way of storyboarding for a stop motion short? What do I need to include? Does anyone have any example storyboards they are willing to upload?Continue

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