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Has anyone cast from polyamide 3d prints?

Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether…

Started by Joshua Liebling

0 3 hours ago

Casting Silicone In Spite of Sulfur Clay

Looked around the site and couldn't tell if anyone had already covered this -- I'm making a puppet -- my original intent was to cast in foa…

Started by Santino Vitale

2 Jul 5
Reply by Santino Vitale

Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10 ?

Howdy y'all! I'm having some difficulties with painting Platsil Gel 10, I was recommended as a cheap solution to buy regular oil colors mix…

Started by Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam

15 Jun 5
Reply by michelangelo

Mixed up about mixing plaster

Does anyone have any tips on mixing small quantities of Hydrocal/Ultracal? As much as I love casting all sorts of oddball "things" for my d…

Started by Animatters

1 May 2
Reply by StopmoNick

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

8 Apr 27
Reply by t. r. burns

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

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Has anyone cast from polyamide 3d prints?

Started by Joshua Liebling in CASTING 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether two-part silicone putty or other material would work with polyamide? I know this can be done with PLA. My end…Continue

Tags: mold, making, polyamide, casting, printing

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Chris Neuhahn 6 hours ago. 459 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

Lookinbg for some stop motion dinosaurs

Started by John Martin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by John Martin 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

I am a filmmaking veteran of 43 years. I began in 8MM and moved on with the times, now shooting in digital. I am not a professional. My very first film was a stop motion project called MONSTER ISLAND. To make a long story short, after 43 years, I am…Continue

Camera/Set mover

Started by Dave Hettmer in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Chris Johnson yesterday. 1 Reply

Here's a gizmo I recently built for someone who teaches stopmo at a university in PA.  It's a heavy-duty camera mover.  All those who saw it on the Facebook dot com dot net dot dot can ignore this post. :-)…Continue

Pixelation help!

Started by Stuart Bury in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Don Carlson on Monday. 2 Replies

I'm directing (and animating) a TV commercial that will utilize pixilation. Similar to this down shooting style.The biggest (and hardest) difference is that the client really…Continue

Tags: help, riging, shooting, down, stop-motion

New Short Comedy Clip: PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE LASSIE

Started by Chris Walsh in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Don Carlson on Monday. 1 Reply

Hi All, I just cooked this up last night. Just a fun little thing. Hope it gives you a smile!PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE LASSIEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzEXysCYsJ8Continue

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