Prepping some resin replacement mouths

Comment by Mark Blann on April 26, 2018 at 3:58am

Looking great! what are they made of?

Comment by David Braga on April 26, 2018 at 8:00am

this may seem a very amateurish question, but that's because I'm very amateurish!  :-)

How do you sculpt the head without the parts of the face? And then sculpt the brow and face parts that go on it?

If I sculpt the whole head, I ruin it by trying to cut off the front, even if I freeze the sculpt first to get it as firm as possible.

Comment by Hasani Walker on April 26, 2018 at 7:55pm

They're made of smooth cast resin from smooth-on.com

Comment by Hasani Walker on April 26, 2018 at 8:24pm

That's not a bad question at all.  It took a while for me to get this method working.  Everything was first sculpted in super sculpey.  I cut off the lower part of the face and made a fitting for magnets and eyes.  After I baked the head, I then resculpted the mouth onto the baked head.  I made sure to take off the impressions made by the magnet holes on the head and reshaped them into crevices so the mouth can have it's own magnets. Also, I took away the space for the moth and shaped a throat and top teeth on the mouth (seeing as these will never move in mouth shapes).  Next I baked it with the head again and once cooled I slipped the mouth off and mad a mold of both parts in silicone.  After casting in resin the copies now fit perfectly.

Comment by Hasani Walker on April 26, 2018 at 8:29pm

Or not an amateurish question.  That's what I meant to write

Comment by Rebecca De La Torre on April 26, 2018 at 9:56pm

OMG Hasani you are so generous to share all those details!  

BTW guys, Hasani is a great animation consultant. I've hired him to help me with my first stop motion music video (still in production). I HIGHLY recommend him. I mean, I saved literally HOURS and hours of trial and error in just one 1-hour skype session with him. Totally worth the investment if you're serious about stop motion.

Comment by David Braga on April 27, 2018 at 2:47am

Wow, thanks Hasani for the detailed response :-)  Very much appreciated.  I will give that a go!

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