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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 yesterday
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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General Purpose Stop Motion Stage

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Scottie D. 27 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Looking through the Internet, Stop Motion Magazine, Stop Motion Books, etc., I've seen plenty of fantastic ways to build a stop motion stage.I would like to get thoughts from the people here that do this day-in and day-out.If you were to build one…Continue

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

Started by Eleanor Evans in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Eleanor Evans 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly…Continue

Green screen

Started by richstimson in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 sure where to start with it. Does anyone know of a good tutorial?Also, this is our first animation:…Continue

Tags: review, animation, feedback, tutorials, screen

Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

Started by Michael in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Does anybody have any reviews, experience or thoughts on the new Stop Motion Pro Eclipse?  I have Stop Motion Pro  7.5 Action, and I'm just wondering if I should upgrade.Continue

Ask a Model Maker...

Started by McKinlay in SCULPTING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh yesterday. 19 Replies

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 have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce yourself" thread, but I thought I'd give a wave in a…Continue

What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?

Started by Joe (Dinoman217) in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Angus Lamont on Sunday. 4 Replies

When younger movie goers think of stop-motion they think of Clay-Mation cartoons. However though before CGI Existed, cartoons were not the only place where stop-motion was used. Back in the day, film-makers like Ray Harryhausen, Willis O'Brien, and…Continue

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