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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this… http://www.moviemagicnow.com/ There are some really cool practical effects that…

Started by Roger Beck

4 Oct 25, 2014
Reply by Roger Beck

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

8 Oct 11, 2014
Reply by Cait

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 : http://www.goodwp.com/large/201110/20338.jpg 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

harbinger down

The guys that made the practical effects for the remake of "the thing" movie, only to have them cut, are trying to get their own film off t…

Started by Steve Boot

0 May 18, 2013

Any ideas for a practical spinning propeller effect?

I am planning a short homage to Kong 1933 for its 80th birthday. I want the propellers on the biplanes to spin. Does anyone know of a pract…

Started by Wallace Jones

18 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by Geoff Anderson

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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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Motion Control for Dragonframe

Started by Tim Tracey in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Jack Liddon 39 minutes ago. 2 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

General Purpose Stop Motion Stage

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Scottie D. 5 hours ago. 8 Replies

Looking through the Internet, Stop Motion Magazine, Stop Motion Books, etc., I've seen plenty of fantastic ways to build a stop motion stage.I would like to get thoughts from the people here that do this day-in and day-out.If you were to build one…Continue

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

Started by Eleanor Evans in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Eleanor Evans 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly…Continue

Green screen

Started by richstimson in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

Started by Michael in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Does anybody have any reviews, experience or thoughts on the new Stop Motion Pro Eclipse?  I have Stop Motion Pro  7.5 Action, and I'm just wondering if I should upgrade.Continue

Ask a Model Maker...

Started by McKinlay in SCULPTING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh on Sunday. 19 Replies

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 have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce yourself" thread, but I thought I'd give a wave in a…Continue

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