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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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armature creation

Started by aishwarya.a.reddy in ARMATURES. Last reply by Strider 2 hours ago. 25 Replies

hi all! i am student currently pursuing final year in animation and have chosen to do a dissertation on armature creation. i request all to give me any information on this topic. if possible you can also send some pictures or videos of armatures…Continue

quadruped walk cycle

Started by rick gibson in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Strider 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Still having trouble animating a walk cycle for a 4 legged beast. I have studied animals walking in slow motion, but still get confused when it comes to animating. I use Stop Motion Pro 7 and tried the roto -scope feature too.I still get lost and…Continue

Ideas for this mold?

Started by t. r. burns in CASTING. Last reply by StopmoNick 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello All,Iv'e been working on this sculpt and getting ready to make a mold of it (probably in hydrocal) for a cast in DragonSkin 10.  Any thoughts on the best orientation of the mold? I'm thinking two parts and seaming it up the sides and along the…Continue

Armatures

Started by ChimeraPro in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Michael yesterday. 3 Replies

Where are you guys getting supplies for ball and socket armatures? I didn't want to spend the $100 online. Ive heard of people taking apart the helping hands tools you can buy for soldering but I can't find them at stores.

Phil Tippett Puppet Making Technique?

Started by Santino Vitale in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Santino Vitale yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm working on a new project, and am needing to make a really anatomically precise puppet. I've been watching this test of the T-Rex that Tippett did way back when, and I'm just floored by the way the skin slides over the pelvis, ribcage, and other…Continue

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