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Rigging a cape

I'm rigging a small cape and looking for info from people who have done this before. The cape is about 5" long and is torn and ratty. So I…

Started by Dave Hettmer

13 Feb 15
Reply by McKinlay

pros&cons to coistumes mad eof fabric materials vs. "casting" of rtv silicone and/or urethane rubbers

I was wondering how many of you out(if any) either have or have thought that instead of going through the pains of making costumes of vario…

Started by John Polacchi

9 Sep 19, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

Hair in Miracle Maker

Does anyone know how they did the hair in The Miracle Maker? It looks amazing, and does not seem to dance about much. Years ago we used to…

Started by Simon Tytherleigh

3 Sep 3, 2014
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

making jeans

hello, i am in the process of making clothes for my character. does anyone know how i can make some jeans? i have cut up an old pair of my…

Started by mark hancock

25 Jun 16, 2014
Reply by harmony

Leather Slippers

Hey Guys, I'm working on a project, and I am making some leather slippers for a character. I'm using actual leather, and I'm not liking ho…

Started by Alejandra Medina

3 Jun 11, 2014
Reply by Suraya


Hello! I'm currently working on a life-size archaeopteryx ("the first bird") puppet. However, I'm a bit opposed to using real feathers beca…

Started by Monica Broadley

8 May 27, 2014
Reply by Alejandra Medina

making miniature/scaled wigs/attaching large quantaties of hair/fur

Hey,does anyone know of any good tutorials on "miniature wig" making and/or attaching hair?Not just "punched in" hair.I've seen a few on ha…

Started by John Polacchi

9 Jan 26, 2013
Reply by John Polacchi

Making a tuxedo for a character

Well I am having difficulty in acquiring a miniature tuxedo for my character. The arms are very long so a 1/6th scale version wouldn't work…

Started by Angus Lamont

7 Oct 9, 2012
Reply by Bianca Ansems

ParaNorman Costumes

Article on the Costumes that I found today. Gives some nice tips and hints as to how they pulled some things off.

Started by Brandon Ayers

3 Sep 16, 2012
Reply by grecodan

Help creating real or synthetic hair?

Hey guys, I'm just about to start making a character for my short film and I'm struggling to think of how to I'm going to do the hair. It's…

Started by Donna Yeatman

6 Aug 12, 2012
Reply by Pavel Kolar



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Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Marcs yesterday. 9 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

Live Chat On Reminder

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

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


Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Alex Sdraub yesterday. 2 Replies

i just watched last animation on youtube by StopmoNick the SteamWalkerTest and it is awesome on any point of view!Continue

Puppets with five fingers

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I am planning a 1:6 scale foam latex puppet, and I have a wire armature made with five thin fingers. Very few puppets I see have more than 4 fingers, which imagine is due to a technical limitation.  I am wondering how hard it would be to align the…Continue

Designing a dedicated studio. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Hi guys, I've been given some land to build on, and over the next two years I want to build a dedicated stopmotion animation studio, in Taranaki, New Zealand.The land I've been given restricts me to a build of 14m x 8.4 m. And my budget restricts me…Continue

Foam latex puppet making - Oven types

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by bigbossross on Tuesday. 3 Replies

I am hoping to buy a tabletop oven specifically for baking foam latex puppets. From what I understand, you must use a convection oven, and I have found a large toaster/convection oven but am unsure if this type of oven will work for baking the…Continue



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