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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



Message Board

Silicone arms - Ebay auction ends this Friday

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hi guys, silicone arms for sale. Ebay auction ends this Friday afternoon! thanks…Continue

Tags: sale, for, arms, silicine, ebay

Haze Effects

Started by Thomas Nicol in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Thomas Nicol 5 hours ago. 17 Replies

Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo environment (unless there's some magical haze product out there that maintains a perfectly consistent density…Continue

Help! How do I get rid of Moire patterns? Capturing with Dragon Frame using a Canon T31

Started by Louplala in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

I'm shooting a 2D animation (frame x frame under camera) using a Canon T31 with the standard kit lens capturing with Dragonframe. I keep on getting moire patterns (pink and green diagonal lines) showing up in my captured images (also visible on the…Continue

Tags: Troubleshooting, T31, Canon, Dragonframe, #Moire

'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question

Started by Roos Mattaar in ARMATURES. Last reply by trikfx yesterday. 25 Replies

Hello everyone,Just a quick question about ball bearings... I came across these ball bearings which say they are 'machinable' and low carbon... …Continue

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Strider on Saturday. 19 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey on Saturday. 3 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

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