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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

Thoughts on what materials to use?

I'm about to embark on a new, big project, but I've hit a wall on trying to figure out what something should/ could be made out of. The pie…

Started by Sean O'Hara

11 Jul 26, 2013
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

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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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Chase Me

Started by deschaud gilles in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by deschaud gilles 3 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello Everyone,I'm really happy to tell you that my short movie is finished.It was possible thanks to some of your advices on this forum ! I'm really grateful for that ! I hope you will like it.A trailer and little making-of is available here : …Continue

Phil Tippett Puppet Making Technique?

Started by Santino Vitale in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

I'm working on a new project, and am needing to make a really anatomically precise puppet. I've been watching this test of the T-Rex that Tippett did way back when, and I'm just floored by the way the skin slides over the pelvis, ribcage, and other…Continue

Tags: Armatures, Skin, Puppets, Tippett, Phil

COLD MEETS

Started by Marnik in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Marnik yesterday. 1 Reply

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

Tags: clay, detective, salami, plasticine, noir

Paranorman Eyes

Started by Paul in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Mike yesterday. 21 Replies

Hi All,Anybody got any info about how Paranormans Eyes work and what theyre made of?Ive watched all the featurettes I can watch and while it shows the eyes in plenty of them Im still not sure of the full workings of them. It looks like the eyelids…Continue

Anyone else excited about the mirrorless camera support coming to Dragonframe?

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan yesterday. 19 Replies

So browsing the Dragonframe forums, it looks like the GH4 and A7s are among some of the new cameras that will be supported in Dragonframe 4. I have no idea what other cameras they are planning to add, but this seems like a really useful…Continue

Tumble Leaf

Started by Roger Beck in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION on Saturday. 0 Replies

This is a really well made stop motion show that was done as an Amazon Original…Such incredible craftsmanship. I'm kind of surprised that they're still making top quality stop motion kids' shows like this anymore since everything seems to be going…Continue

Tags: Television, Bix Pix Entertainment, Kids' Show, Children's Show, Tumble Leaf

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