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Glowing coals

Has anyone got any tips for creating some glowing coals/charcoal? I am making a blacksmith's furnace. I was wondering about breaking up som…

Started by Simon Tytherleigh

6 Sep 22
Reply by Steven Topham

Live Action People in Stop Motion Sets

Hey Folks! I've been working on a primarily live action film for a while now, it's a series of short films compiled together into a single…

Started by Cait

14 Jun 24
Reply by Roos Mattaar

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

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…

Started by Savannah Winchester

8 May 20
Reply by Antonio J. Cebrián

Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this… There are some really cool practical effects that…

Started by Roger Beck

4 Oct 25, 2014
Reply by Roger Beck

3D Effect

What's the consensus on 3D? The effect is not new and I'll be honest, I've never been turned on by it before. However, i just saw Guardians…

Started by Ben Owora

1 Aug 12, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

Rays light

Helle everyone, I would like to acheive a ray light effect like this : But i'm not sure for…

Started by deschaud gilles

11 Dec 16, 2013
Reply by Ri Crawford

Rain splashes on water

Hi! Has anyone got any tips on how to create the effect of raindrops splashing on water? The water effect will be plastic film over gel, so…

Started by Simon Tytherleigh

2 Sep 12, 2013
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Looking to Help People!

Hello! I've been very bored lately and was wondering if anyone wanted me to do their editing or VFX for them. I love doing this and want to…

Started by Andrew C

0 Sep 6, 2013

Advice on facial spikes effect for pixilation short

Hey all, I am currently part of a team working on a pixilated short film and we are brainstorming ideas on how to get metal spikes, as in…

Started by Lynda Rollins

4 Sep 3, 2013
Reply by StopmoNick

What is the best way to composite a Stop Motion character into a CG environment?

I have recently started playing around with Blender and Maya and I am thinking of experimenting with placing stop motion characters into CG…

Started by Yorwick

1 Jun 17, 2013
Reply by Ri Crawford



Message Board

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol 21 hours ago. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy yesterday. 46 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale yesterday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue

Copper wire fingers?

Started by Angus Lamont in ARMATURES. Last reply by trikfx on Sunday. 9 Replies

HiI recently bought a beautiful looking ball and socket H1 Pro armature from Malvern Armatures. I also bought a pair of hands with it, and the fingers are made up with twisted copper wire. I've never used copper wire for fingers, only aluminium, but…Continue

Tags: copper, armature

Cleaning non digital noise from shots

Started by Waya Malling in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Waya Malling on Sunday. 6 Replies

Hi I shot cut out animation under a sheet of glass and as a result of the glass I have a lot of "dust" ( not sure what to call it) noise on my shots . Does any one know of an effective way to clean this ?I use after effects CS6 so any method…Continue

Tags: CutOut, AE



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