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Shopping trolley

Hello all! I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They ne…

Started by Marnik

16 Oct 30
Reply by Marnik

Glass cups, bottles, etc.

Hey All, I've been working on a set for a kitchen and would like to include some glass and/or plastic items - glasses, soap bottles, etc. I…

Started by Savannah Winchester

5 Jul 23
Reply by Savannah Winchester

My portfolio

Hello, I am a freelance model maker. I’ve been working for 7 years in stop motion animation for companies like Aardman in Bristol and vario…

Started by Alix LAINE

8 May 21
Reply by Alix LAINE

1940s car miniature

I am making a miniature car for my film-noir-ish film, thought I would post my progress on here. Roughly based on a 1940 Lincoln Continenta…

Started by Marnik

5 Mar 25
Reply by Lewis Crabtree

Any advice on how to blow up a helecopter

I know this is more of a live filming question but Im sure some of you will have done this. I have a helicopter, like an airfix model and n…

Started by Jahooli

6 Feb 24
Reply by StopmoNick

How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?

Hello to you all! :) We are building a victorian cottage set at a scale of 1:7. We are unsure as to what to make an armchair and a range (…

Started by Sarah & Sarah

7 Jan 16
Reply by Dennis

Pouring Liquid from a Bottle

Hi all, I'm getting ready to start shooting some bar scenes and have several shots which will require pouring liquor from a bottle into a s…

Started by Aaron Martinez

10 Dec 28, 2013
Reply by Timmus

Realistic Dough/Bread

Hey guys,  It's been a very long time since I posted here or even perused the forum. But when I was first starting out in animation a good…

Started by Lewis Firth Bolton

9 Oct 15, 2013
Reply by Strider

3D Printer Review from Ars Technica

3D Printers are frequently in the stopmo news these days.  Here's an independent review of two consumer level models: Printrbot and Makerbo…

Started by Dave Hettmer

0 Aug 28, 2013

Realistic Cappuccino?

This isn't directly related to stop motion, however I knew you all would have the best answers! I need to make a realistic cappuccino (not…

Started by Grace Diggens

1 Jul 27, 2013
Reply by StopmoNick

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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 Don Carlson 2 hours ago. 17 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

Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh 13 hours ago. 6 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

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 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 Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 20 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

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