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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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Message Board

Mild steel vs tool steel vs brass (with stainless balls)

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in ARMATURES. Last reply by Strider 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi guys, I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about making sandwich plates out of brass, instead of mild steel? I understand that whatever material you use for the plates should be softer than the ball itself.I imagine tool steel is used in…Continue

Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Marcs yesterday. 10 Replies

Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue

Hello All Must Read

Started by Bryan Allgood in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Bryan Allgood yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi All.I am new here and new to stop motion animation.I have just bought my first basic armature kit.My hope is to learn as much as possible.Mainly:How does one add clay and sculpt?It comes with eyes,how do you add them?bRYAZZ. Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 270 Replies

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


Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Alex Sdraub on Wednesday. 2 Replies

i just watched last animation on youtube by StopmoNick the SteamWalkerTest and it is awesome on any point of view!Continue

Puppets with five fingers

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I am planning a 1:6 scale foam latex puppet, and I have a wire armature made with five thin fingers. Very few puppets I see have more than 4 fingers, which imagine is due to a technical limitation.  I am wondering how hard it would be to align the…Continue



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