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Armature components

Hey guys, I'm on the hunt for some armature joints and useful pieces. All I can find online are quite expensive so I was wondering if anyon…

Started by Spencer McCarlie

4 21 hours ago
Reply by Joe (Dinoman217)

2nd Episode of Stop Motion Animation Web Series

Hi All, Im still learning Stop Motion Animation and have just finished my 2nd Episode of my Alan Rench Web Series.  It's for mature audien…

Started by JoJo P

0 Jun 17

mounting camera over scene

Hello! I'm new to stop motion and will be embarking on my first stop motion short. I'm currently deciding on how to arrange my camera so it…

Started by ray zim

4 Jun 16
Reply by ray zim

Daisy Jacobs 'The Bigger Picture'

Any of you guys seen/ heard of Daisy Jacobs work? It looks totally awesome! Love the combination of th…

Started by Ruth Barrett

0 Jun 16


Hi guys, As I said in the introduction post I'm a newbie animator, but right now I'm doing a to minutes video with puppets made by me, and…

Started by Carolina Veirano

10 Jun 10
Reply by Carolina Veirano


Hi all i'm looking for a good book about sculpting and casting any quick suggestion?

Started by Alex Sdraub

9 Jun 10
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Medieval era

Hi guys, I'm researching animations set around the 9th century. I'm not having much luck in finding examples of that era being shown in sto…

Started by Spencer McCarlie

7 Jun 2
Reply by Strider

Making characters out of "candy"?

Hey everyone! I'm working on a short for a college class and had a question about giving the puppets a certain look. In this story, the cha…

Started by Will Tebo

5 May 7
Reply by Will Tebo

Aardman Cracking Animation Book Question

First of all this book has a lot of great info, two thumbs up to the authors. My question is I see something called maxi-plast rubber and P…

Started by Michael

12 Apr 3
Reply by James Kerr

Fingerprints in Newplast

 Hi all, I'm new on here and just getting into animation. Got my interest from my 9 year old who makes little Lego movies. I'm more interes…

Started by Dave Hughes

1 Mar 30
Reply by Don Carlson


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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Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Jim Arthurs 24 minutes ago. 40 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Jim Arthurs 19 hours ago. 23 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

Armature components

Started by Spencer McCarlie in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Joe (Dinoman217) 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hey guys, I'm on the hunt for some armature joints and useful pieces.All I can find online are quite expensive so I was wondering if anyone had came across cheap parts?I do try and make my own for now but that's just from wire and I'm trying to get…Continue

Tags: Armatures

Change to look of site?

Started by StopmoNick in SITE FEEDBACK. Last reply by Wiz yesterday. 3 Replies

Since yesterday, the whole look of the site has changed... or is it just me?  It is now a wide blinding landscape of pure white, such as Scott of the Antarctic would have faced!   Text is in black.Windows like the one to add an image have a clear…Continue

latex build up trio & newbie hello

Started by Skylure Genavieve in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Don Carlson on Sunday. 9 Replies

hi everyone,I'm very new to the forum and the world of stop motion, but I wanted to show my face a bit so I don't feel like such a lurker!I am saving up for a desktop and camera so I can work on animation tests, but I couldn't help but get started…Continue

Live Action People in Stop Motion Sets

Started by Cait in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Roos Mattaar on Wednesday. 14 Replies

Hey Folks!I've been working on a primarily live action film for a while now, it's a series of short films compiled together into a single project.  One of the films is entirely stop motion, the rest are all live action.  For the final short, I…Continue




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