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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
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
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
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
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
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

New project sculpt

Here's some W.I.P pics of a sculpt of the main character for a new short I am working on. Any comments/ suggestions welcome

Started by will mundell

3 Jul 5, 2013
Reply by crazy chris

Scarva

I wonder, Nick, if you are familiar with these products? http://www.scarva.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=3052

Started by Dennis

3 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by Dennis

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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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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 2 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

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