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Cleaning non digital noise from shots

Hi  I shot cut out animation under a sheet of glass and as a result of the glass I have a lot of "dust" ( not sure what to call it) noise o…

Started by Waya Malling

6 on Sunday
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Giant Tiff files

For Photoshop rig removal I use a tiffs with a clean plate behind.  When I save, though, the file size balloons from an already very large…

Started by PupCup

7 Sep 27
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A question? About CGI and Stopmotion combination?

Before I go into my question, I want to say that I admire traditional stop motion and the people who spend years and years on bringing ther…

Started by Sarah Bierman

2 Aug 26
Reply by StopmoNick

Help me build a new animation PC!! :)

Hello, all, I am going to be animating using a DSLR with 'live view' and my 2006 PC probably will not cut the mustard. Can anyone here hel…

Started by Darren Nemeth

10 Aug 17
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Corel Software

I was just looking at Corel VideoStudio X8.  It has stop motion frame grab capability.  It can also connect to some DSLR cameras. Has anybo…

Started by Michael

2 Aug 15
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PC or Apple best for animation software??

Hello,Nearly a year ago I quired about what components I would need for a new computer that will be good for editing 4k video files.http://…

Started by Darren Nemeth

1 Aug 12
Reply by StopmoNick

Planning walk cycles in Dragonframe?

Is it possible to plan out a walk cycle on Dragonframe using the drawing tools? I watched their tutorial on drawing and was wondering if an…

Started by Angus Lamont

4 Jul 13
Reply by StopmoNick

warning rendering nef in after effects give incorrect colour

Hi guys…i guess this is just an issue for people how shoot on nikons in raw (net) then convert their footage. We did this for wombok using…

Started by Miles and Jules

0 Jul 2

AnimatorHD Technical Help

I'm a newbie - this is my first proper stop-motion project. I'm trying to start the actual animation process, and after searching around, h…

Started by Lottie Holland

8 Jul 2
Reply by Miles and Jules

Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file

Hello, The title sums up my problem really, but just to be clear I will elucidate.  When working in After Fx CS4 with the pictured settings…

Started by Joe Blaxland

23 May 25
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Message Board

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol 14 hours ago. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy 19 hours ago. 46 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale yesterday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue

Copper wire fingers?

Started by Angus Lamont in ARMATURES. Last reply by trikfx on Sunday. 9 Replies

HiI recently bought a beautiful looking ball and socket H1 Pro armature from Malvern Armatures. I also bought a pair of hands with it, and the fingers are made up with twisted copper wire. I've never used copper wire for fingers, only aluminium, but…Continue

Tags: copper, armature

Cleaning non digital noise from shots

Started by Waya Malling in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Waya Malling on Sunday. 6 Replies

Hi I shot cut out animation under a sheet of glass and as a result of the glass I have a lot of "dust" ( not sure what to call it) noise on my shots . Does any one know of an effective way to clean this ?I use after effects CS6 so any method…Continue

Tags: CutOut, AE



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