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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

4 Sep 23
Reply by Mike

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
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
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
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
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
Reply by StopmoNick

Possibly an old subject but...ridding a urethane rubber surface of gloss/shine to get a "matte" finish

Does anyone know how you can remove/get rid of the glossyness/shine of a urethane rubber casting?I know that silicone you can use a dulling…

Started by John Polacchi

4 Mar 20
Reply by John Polacchi

How to cast an open mouth?

Im currently designing characters for a new project.  I have a design i really like but before going any further I need to figure out how I…

Started by Plays With Clay

5 Mar 11
Reply by StopmoNick

Casting Collapse Problem!

Howdy all! I'm new to the site, and been looking for a good community to learn from and perfect my stop-motion skills. I'm working on my fi…

Started by Jackson

13 Jan 30
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)

For a little over a year now, I've been making short and fun Barbie videos on YouTube and I've grown a decent following. My problem is that…

Started by Sean O'Hara

3 Jan 5
Reply by StopmoNick

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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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Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by gustavo arteaga yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

Lighting packages...Where to begin?

Started by Stuart Bury in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

I've always just worked with clamp lights from a hard ware store. They've been ok on really small productions, but I might be landing my first decent sized gig. It's time to step up my game.For those of you who use professional grade lights, what do…Continue

Shopping trolley

Started by Marnik in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Marnik yesterday. 16 Replies

Hello all!I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They need to be strong enough to support a clay puppet in each one (although I could get round this by rigging them…Continue

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

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What's the English name for the tools to punch hair in the puppet's skin?

Started by Jet Zhang in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 2 Replies

I remember there was a thread about the tool, but can not find that article. Anybody know that? Thanks!Continue

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