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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 yesterday
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

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

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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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Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 22 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 21 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue

Tags: silicone, polyurethane, flexible, puppets, Casting

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 20 Replies

Hi everyoneI'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 goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick on Monday. 16 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

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