Doing the action figure 3d printing method.
I’ve been making models for about 6 years now and I want to actually start animating.
Thing is I would have to paint on these models. And had hair clothing etc as their just base models is 3d pritning joints the best method for stop motion?
I'd like to get a better grasp on your question: when you say, "Is 3D Printing joints the best method for stop motion?" That sounds like you wonder if your armature should be 3d Printed?
If That's correct, then I guess it depends on how fast you can print the skeleton, and how strong they are. it seems like the design and printing of an armature is possible but it may really take time, especially if you need to do iterations and improvements on the skeleton.
Ready-made armatures are strong and you can order them and have them relatively quickly. It seems like the work has been done for you already. (?)
I've never done 3d printing but it seems cool. Laika's facial work on the Boxtrolls was what made me inspired to start with my production, but of course they have big budgets and the best people. Even with knowing Maya and z-brush, I decided to buy armatures to speed up the development.
I hope this helps.