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Copper wire fingers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roos Mattaar Jun 24. 5 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…Continue

Tags: copper, armature

Miniature Neon sign?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Tracey Mar 6. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any methods of making miniature neon signs? It's for a project I am doing in college, but I can't seem to find any suitable methods. The set would be roughly in scale with 5/6"…Continue

Using a Nikon D5300 with Dragonframe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Lamont Dec 14, 2014. 2 Replies

So I've just purchased the latest Dragonframe version and I am looking to upgrade my Canon EOS 1100D to a Nikon D5300. I have checked to see if this camera is compatible which it is. Is anyone…Continue

Making a Jaw on a wire armature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wallace Jones Nov 24, 2013. 6 Replies

This has been one of my recurring problems, when it comes to making stop motion monster puppets: The Jaw. In the image attached I have shown the two ways I have tried out in making a movable jaw from…Continue

 

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Roos Mattaar replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"I used to use just aluminium wire, now I sometimes experiment combining with copper. All can work well depending on the purpose. Aluminium on its own should be fine for hands.Ah good thing to remember about copper/brass and latex not going well…"
Jun 24
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"I might get rid of the copper wire and replace them with aluminium as I have used it before. "
Jun 24
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"Thanks guys. R oos, hi, I have used aluminium for hands and they have worked well I was just wondering if copper is a good substitute. Nick, I intend to try and cast these hands in silicone. I used your hand build up method and the results were…"
Jun 24
StopmoNick replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"How will you be making your hands?  Cast in silicone?  That would be fine.    I usually build up my hands by painting layers of liquid latex over the aluminium wire, and copper or brass will degrade the latex, so not so good.…"
Jun 23
Roos Mattaar replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"Looks like you could just have gotten some copper wire and make some hand armatures like that yourself. :)Copper is sometimes used because it lasts longer than aluminium wire, it's still bendable but a bit tougher. That wire looks a bit thick…"
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Copper wire fingers?

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 how do I make these more poseable?…See More
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George Formby sculpt for silicone stop motion puppet COLOUR RENDERED

"Very nice! Good Work! George, can you help me? teach me something? thanks "
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Pteranodon puppet

"Cool! What's the materials in that?"
May 24
Angus Lamont replied to Erik van Schaaik's discussion Stop-mo horror comedy 'Under The Apple Tree' in production
"I like this! Some wonderful animation there! Are the puppets made from silicone?"
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Pteranodon puppet

"Thanks, I applied the latex over tin foil and then added some tissue paper over the top to make a thin latex wing membrane."
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At 7:14am on August 16, 2012, Production of the Mind said…
Ape films!!!
At 12:57pm on September 21, 2012, Production of the Mind said…

Thanks dude.

At 3:20pm on September 27, 2012, Roger Beck said…

Hey Angus, I love the new profile photo. What is that from?

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Making of a stop motion short video series

Started by Jack Spiggle in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 12 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Hey guys,Just started a video series on youtube on the making of a stop motion short. What do you guys think?Part 1 (whats happened so far): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro3gAWNR-M4Part 2…Continue

Wombok's got a trailer 2015

Started by Miles and Jules in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by gustavo arteaga 19 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Hi Gang..we finally decided on a trailer for our film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ANhKKgF5Tglet us know war you think?cheersM&JContinue

Tags: forest, wombok

Casting Silicone In Spite of Sulfur Clay

Started by Santino Vitale in CASTING. Last reply by Santino Vitale 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Looked around the site and couldn't tell if anyone had already covered this --I'm making a puppet -- my original intent was to cast in foam latex, but I recently got a sample of Echo-Flex silicone to try, and now I'd like to cast with it.Here's the…Continue

Tags: puppets, clay, sulfur, silicone

my film 'Moonbird'

Started by Roos Mattaar in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Roos Mattaar 20 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I finished my graduation film 'Moonbird' over a year ago now. I've not shared it in public before because of festival submissions. The film was selected in a few festivals and won the RTS West of England Student Award in Animation and…Continue

warning rendering nef in after effects give incorrect colour

Started by Miles and Jules in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS on Friday. 0 Replies

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 after effects cs5 but didn't check it against the original properly. Turns out it brightened everything and…Continue

AnimatorHD Technical Help

Started by Lottie Holland in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Miles and Jules on Friday. 8 Replies

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, have opted for AnimatorHD. I decided to try the trial version to make sure it works. But it…Continue

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