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wire armature making

My wire puppets keep breaking. How do you guys make yours?

Started by Count Croc in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING

4 Mar 4
Reply by StopmoNick

Best cameras

Would camera(s) would you guys recommend for a low/medium price range? All I need is a decent camera with HD images and basic settings. Tha…

Started by Count Croc in CAMERA & STAGE

5 Mar 4
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Best practice puppet?

Greetings, Im looking to improve my stop motion technique, timing, smoothness, speed etc. Is it best to use a puppet you spent a lot of tim…

Started by Jerry in STOPMO NEWBIES

14 Mar 1
Reply by Jerry

File format, help!

Hey guys, I have some questions about what file formats that is best to use and how to improve my workflow. I have shot and used the JPEG f…

Started by Twin Tales in STOPMO NEWBIES

9 Feb 27
Reply by Strider

Can't get my lens to focus

Hi all! Hope you can help. I am working on a paint-on-glass project on my multi-plane animation stand, and I can't get my lens to focus per…

Started by Tess Martin in CAMERA & STAGE

17 Feb 24
Reply by StopmoNick

Basic Motion Control

Hello there, Ive recently completed a project on Dragonframe 4 using the track reading feature. I would like to try out motion control in m…

Started by Cameron Grant in ANIMATOR TALK

6 Feb 22
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Anybody purchased this armature from eBay?

The link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/M00272-MOREZMORE-HPA-2R-SIMPLE-Humanly-Posable-Armature-STARTER-Puppet-Kit/142908936496?_trkparms=aid%3D

Started by Jet Zhang in ARMATURES

7 Feb 18
Reply by Jet Zhang

Suggestions for developing skill

I am looking to develop my sculpting skill, as I am quite inexperienced. Are there exercises or things of that nature I could practice to i…

Started by Count Croc in SCULPTING

7 Feb 18
Reply by Greyguy

Bearings for moco camera head

Hello wise board of SMA! I am planing to make simple moco unit with Arduino system. I got great help from previous post about the subject a…

Started by Tatu P in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

18 Feb 16
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

How do you determine what kind of fabric you need for your costumes?

I've learned that the fabric you would use in real life for a certain article of clothing is not the same type of fabric you might use for…

Started by David in HAIR & COSTUME

3 Feb 12
Reply by Strider

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