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Haze Effects

Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo en…

Started by Thomas Nicol

18 Oct 13
Reply by StopmoNick

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



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Vacant Planet - Picture Book made with Stop Mo puppets

Started by Chris Neuhahn in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey everybody,I've been working a Stop Motion project called Vacant Planet. Its the story of robots left on earth after humans fled. Unfortunately I don't have the time to animate the…Continue

What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?

Started by Darren Nemeth in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Darren Nemeth 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

I am going to start an animation project of sorts and am looking for input. I have a hobby collecting old nitrate motion picture film and will start to transfer them digitally early next year. Most will be heading to YouTube for free viewing before…Continue

Mild steel vs tool steel vs brass (with stainless balls)

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in ARMATURES. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi guys, I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about making sandwich plates out of brass, instead of mild steel? I understand that whatever material you use for the plates should be softer than the ball itself.I imagine tool steel is used in…Continue

Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Evan DeRushie 13 hours ago. 11 Replies

Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue

Hello All Must Read

Started by Bryan Allgood in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Bryan Allgood yesterday. 9 Replies

Hi All.I am new here and new to stop motion animation.I have just bought my first basic armature kit.My hope is to learn as much as possible.Mainly:How does one add clay and sculpt?It comes with eyes,how do you add them?bRYAZZ. Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 270 Replies

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



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