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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


Does anybody  know a very soft clay for molding like Klean clay? it is discontinued

Started by Alex Sdraub

8 Mar 25
Reply by Don Carlson

The Problem:

What to Practice? What to Focus on? Stop motion, is unique in that it requires a considerable amount of materials and skills in order to cr…

Started by Varg Ossian

12 Mar 24
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Dragon Frame Exposure sheet

Hello All, I recently faced this issue while using dragon frame. I was supposed to make a 80 frame small animation but on the the exposure…

Started by Bhakti Deepak

1 Mar 13
Reply by Bhakti Deepak

Adding Effects - Video Post Processing Help Required

Hi all We have made the animation below and I would like to post process it to: 1. Add a simple effect of making the eyes on the face move.…

Started by richstimson

0 Mar 10

puppet shoes

i need to make puppet shoes, in a video Nick hilligloss on his channel  makes shoes with  it regular liquid latex or foam latex?…

Started by Alex Sdraub

2 Mar 6
Reply by Alex Sdraub

Green screen

Hi all, I have been trying out Stop Motion Studio on the iPad/iPod which is a great app. I'd like to try green screen but I'm not quite sur…

Started by richstimson

4 Mar 5
Reply by richstimson

Getting Started Tutorial

Hi all This is our first animation: this is how we made it..https:/…

Started by richstimson

0 Mar 4


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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Mystery Clay (Pro-Clay vs. Monster Clay)

Started by Jason Whetzell in SCULPTING. Last reply by Dave Hettmer yesterday. 8 Replies

I really love waxed based clays like monster clay but I've always wanted it to be harder.I got a gift bag recently from my local FX shop (Frendsbeauty) and it had the perfect square of clay in it called..."Pro-Clay"They told me they discontinued it…Continue

Stove-burner flame, pot full of water, and lighting / shock bolt special effects

Started by Savannah Winchester in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián yesterday. 8 Replies

I have a couple of effects I'd like to achieve so I'll just sneak them all in this post. 1.  Small flame for a gas stove burner.The eyes/burners are fairly small with pots and pans on top. I'm looking to make small flames. The burner itself is a…Continue

Tags: burner, flame, water, eye, stove

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 251 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10 ?

Started by Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam in CASTING. Last reply by michelangelo on Tuesday. 14 Replies

Howdy y'all!I'm having some difficulties with painting Platsil Gel 10, I was recommended as a cheap solution to buy regular oil colors mixed with silicone. To thin it out I used a small bottle of chemical clean heptane/gasoline. But I'm not…Continue

Lolly (college short film)

Started by Will Tebo in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Will Tebo on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hey everyone, here's the "candy" short film I teased about a few months ago! I appreciate the advice I got from here, it helped me out a lot.I made this for a college class over a busy semester. The animation was done on non-consecutive days over…Continue

Tags: candy, monster, elfman, burton, gothic

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Susan Guy on Monday. 447 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue




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