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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
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
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
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
Reply by Suraya

Feathers?

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
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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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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LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 1 hour ago. 16 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Nikon D3200 and D3300 in Dragonframe 3.6

Started by Dyami Caliri in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

I just wanted to let you all know that some of the entry-level Nikons are now supported in Dragonframe. They are very popular cameras, and fairly inexpensive, so they may be a good choice for starting with stop motion animation.If you own…Continue

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue

Tags: silicone, polyurethane, flexible, puppets, Casting

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Hani yesterday. 18 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

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