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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

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, 2014
Reply by John Polacchi

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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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puppet shoes

Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

i need to make puppet shoes, in a video Nick hilligloss on his channel  makes shoes with latex...is  it regular liquid latex or foam latex? thanks all Continue

Green screen

Started by richstimson in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by richstimson 12 hours ago. 4 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 Angus Lamont 15 hours ago. 3 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 yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 on Wednesday. 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

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