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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

14 on Tuesday
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

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

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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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Mystery Clay (Pro-Clay vs. Monster Clay)

Started by Jason Whetzell in SCULPTING. Last reply by Dave Hettmer 19 hours ago. 8 Replies

I really love waxed based clays like monster clay but I've always wanted it to be harder.I got a gift bag recently from my local FX shop (Frendsbeauty) and it had the perfect square of clay in it called..."Pro-Clay"They told me they discontinued it…Continue

Stove-burner flame, pot full of water, and lighting / shock bolt special effects

Started by Savannah Winchester in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián yesterday. 8 Replies

I have a couple of effects I'd like to achieve so I'll just sneak them all in this post. 1.  Small flame for a gas stove burner.The eyes/burners are fairly small with pots and pans on top. I'm looking to make small flames. The burner itself is a…Continue

Tags: burner, flame, water, eye, stove

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 251 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10 ?

Started by Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam in CASTING. Last reply by michelangelo on Tuesday. 14 Replies

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 mixed with silicone. To thin it out I used a small bottle of chemical clean heptane/gasoline. But I'm not…Continue

Lolly (college short film)

Started by Will Tebo in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Will Tebo on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hey everyone, here's the "candy" short film I teased about a few months ago! I appreciate the advice I got from here, it helped me out a lot.I made this for a college class over a busy semester. The animation was done on non-consecutive days over…Continue

Tags: candy, monster, elfman, burton, gothic

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Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Susan Guy on Monday. 447 Replies

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