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Mystery Clay (Pro-Clay vs. Monster Clay)

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 (…

Started by Jason Whetzell

12 Jun 21
Reply by Leonardo Rodrigues

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

19 Mar 1
Reply by Anthony Leigh

First attempt at any type of sculpting

This was my first attempt at sculpting a prototype for my puppet. I'd love your thoughts and tips.

Started by Devin Singleton

3 Feb 17
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Bringing Doodles To Life

In the past couple of years, my focus has been on painting, but I've been doodling a lot in my sketchbook recently. From those doodles, a s…

Started by Troy Stith

1 Oct 13, 2014
Reply by Don Carlson

Recreating TALOS!

Here's where I'm at with the sculpture for my studio scale replica puppet of Talos..... still tweaking proportions and have just started a…

Started by fantamation

27 Jul 25, 2014
Reply by Joe (Dinoman217)

Making Heads and bodies

I now have an armature ready to be sculpted with. I just need to get ideas on how must I start with. I could still recall that I used to co…

Started by Mastermind Films

5 Apr 20, 2014
Reply by Mastermind Films

Help with Hands

Hello all! I would love input and suggestions on the best way to make hands for my puppets. I have a link below for a short test video on t…

Started by Philmation

6 Mar 30, 2014
Reply by Don Carlson

Dragon Update: sculpting help!

Here’s my update on my dragon puppet so far:  I’ve very drastically changed his character and appearance, which I’m much happier with. I’ve…

Started by Verity

9 Mar 4, 2014
Reply by Verity

Latest Sculpt Not Animation Related

Hope no one is offended by the non-animation nature of this post. Thought I'd share my latest Halloween mask sculpt. A more elaborate mask…

Started by Jack Liddon

5 Oct 30, 2013
Reply by Jack Liddon

PaintO'holic's First Puppet!

Some designs I'm working on.....which one should I build?

Started by PaintO'holic

10 Oct 7, 2013
Reply by Marina Papa

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Monster Makers Foam -- New Mix Ratios

Started by Santino Vitale in CASTING 34 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hello all,I'm not sure how many of you out there use Monster Makers foam latex -- for me, it's the ONLY foam I ever use and have recommended it highly over the years.... till recently.This past week, I bought a new quart kit for a project, and…Continue

Tags: gelling, bad, puppets, casting, makers

Lookinbg for some stop motion dinosaurs

Started by John Martin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by John Martin 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

I am a filmmaking veteran of 43 years. I began in 8MM and moved on with the times, now shooting in digital. I am not a professional. My very first film was a stop motion project called MONSTER ISLAND. To make a long story short, after 43 years, I am…Continue

Has anyone cast from polyamide 3d prints?

Started by Joshua Liebling in CASTING. Last reply by Joshua Liebling 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether two-part silicone putty or other material would work with polyamide? I know this can be done with PLA. My end…Continue

Tags: mold, making, polyamide, casting, printing

Lighting Equipment

Started by Krista W in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello, I recently received funding for my stop motion project.  I would like to purchase lighting equipment that I can use for this and future projects.  Any suggestions? Lighting is the one area that I don't know much about. Thoughts on dimmer? Any…Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Chris Neuhahn 22 hours ago. 459 Replies

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

Camera/Set mover

Started by Dave Hettmer in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Chris Johnson on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Here's a gizmo I recently built for someone who teaches stopmo at a university in PA.  It's a heavy-duty camera mover.  All those who saw it on the Facebook dot com dot net dot dot can ignore this post. :-)…Continue

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