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3D Printed Props

Thought I'd share some of my first efforts at 3d printing props and set pieces for my current project. I've been procrastinating for too lo…

Started by Jack Liddon

0 on Wednesday

Miniature Neon sign?

Does anyone have any methods of making miniature neon signs? It's for a project I am doing in college, but I can't seem to find any suitabl…

Started by Angus Lamont

4 Mar 6
Reply by Tim Tracey

Ask a Model Maker...

Howdy y'all! My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and ha…

Started by McKinlay

0 Feb 15

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

9 Feb 13
Reply by McKinlay

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

17 Feb 13
Reply by McKinlay

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

7 Feb 13
Reply by McKinlay

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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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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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COLD MEETS

Started by Marnik in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Sean O'Hara 26 minutes ago. 6 Replies

After about 19 months of work, here is my completed film Cold Meets:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2EHkZTgiMPlease enjoy!Marnik…Continue

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how do you ditribute your time?

Started by Antonio J. Cebrián in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 56 minutes ago. 4 Replies

along these years working in my proyect I see most of time was used in lot of work related but not in animate and filming puppets (thing is suposed we do). Specially, the task of building sets, making props and puppets is neverending. I think my…Continue

armature creation

Started by aishwarya.a.reddy in ARMATURES. Last reply by LIOs Nephew 6 hours ago. 27 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

Ideas for this mold?

Started by t. r. burns in CASTING. Last reply by t. r. burns 7 hours ago. 8 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

quadruped walk cycle

Started by rick gibson in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by rick gibson yesterday. 4 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

Armatures

Started by ChimeraPro in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Michael on Friday. 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.

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