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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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The legalities of an animated series

Started by Colleen McWatters in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Colleen McWatters 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20…Continue

Choosing a New Laptop For Animation

Started by Yorwick in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

I am considering a new laptop, but I want to make sure I make the right choice before investing. It is very important to me that it is still compatible with the animation and editing software that I am used to.My current computer is a MacBook Pro…Continue

Feedback

Started by Hairyhands in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi guysWas looking for feedback on my new video (the book is the main part of the stop start) and some other parts but what I was really looking for was feedback with the story telling. Iv been doing it for so long now that it makes sense to me but…Continue

The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project

Started by Angus Lamont in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Angus Lamont yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi I am planning a short film tribute to the famous British Comedian/Ukulele Player, George Formby. Some of you may have heard me talking of this. The thing is I have a Canon DSLR but no software. The reason why is that I have virtually no money so…Continue

Storyboarding for first stop motion short

Started by Angus Lamont in STORY. Last reply by Angus Lamont yesterday. 7 Replies

What is the best way of storyboarding for a stop motion short? What do I need to include? Does anyone have any example storyboards they are willing to upload?Continue

Any New News About the Old Message Board?

Started by MartindeMadrid in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Don Carlson on Tuesday. 29 Replies

Haven't seen any updates recently about getting access going for the old SMA Message Board archive.  I really miss it, and need some of the information in it.  Just sayin'.Continue

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