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Frankenweenie: Free ibook available for iPad

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 9, 2013. 1 Reply

It's a promo piece with some nice stuff in it, viewable only on iPad, I believe.Here's an article about it:…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to B. Hoffman's discussion Frankenweenie: Free ibook available for iPad
"Hey, I got one a those pad things... Thanks Bruce!"
Feb 9, 2013
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Frankenweenie: Free ibook available for iPad

It's a promo piece with some nice stuff in it, viewable only on iPad, I believe.Here's an article about it: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/frankenweenie-digital-book-is-dark-charming-and-free-on-i-tunes.Apologies if this has already been posted about. Did a search and couldn't find anything.See More
Feb 9, 2013
B. Hoffman replied to Gemedet's discussion Animation on glass - How do I deal with reflections?
"Traditional animation stands can be (and often were/are) equipped with polarizing filters. Looking at the photo of the setup Strider posted, you would cover each light source with a polarizing filter (both oriented to polarize the light in the same…"
Aug 26, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to The Great Pumpkin's discussion Concept Art Painting for Fun
"Terrific. The "framing" by dark elements in the foreground is always so evocative to me."
Jun 12, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Bianca Ansems's discussion Cheap and easy puppet making - add your tips & tricks!
"Great topic. (BTW, your trailer looks great, Bianca.) Here's a site devoted to papier mache that includes a recipe that promises fine detail: http://ultimatepapermache.com/jonniclay2 Also, florist's foam can be easily (albeit messily)…"
Jun 12, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to LIOs Nephew's discussion Observations: Trial Experimental New SMA.com
"Also, just to the right of the word "Activity" in all those email checkbox categories is an option that says "Stop Following All," which means it won't send emails about the routine messages and other postings. I've…"
Jun 12, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to LIOs Nephew's discussion Observations: Trial Experimental New SMA.com
"LIO, I "walked back," but not very far. I'm still with you on most if not all of your points, and you raised issues that I couldn't articulate but definitely agree with (most especially, your concern about access only through…"
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman is now friends with castlegardener, Don Carlson and Strider
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to MovieStuff's discussion New Painting!
"That's really terrific. I like the control of the "focus." On my bucket list is to paint a very large painting in the Hudson River / Frederic Church style. First, I need to find the time. Then I need to convince my family that a…"
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Rick Catizone's discussion monoclonius sculpt-in progress
"That looks great. I'm not so much of a "dinosaur guy," and the tendency of some artists (such as William Stout) to emphasize the textures of the skin usually doesn't appeal to me, but it really works here. I didn't know what…"
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman commented on StopmoNick's blog post First blog post
"Holy Mackerel! That was great! Just how many different elements had to be animated for every frame?!"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Strider's discussion Concerns and questions
"No, thank you! (etc., etc., etc...) OK, I'm coming out of curmugeon mode. I think it's fantastic that it's possible to post videos here now. That will be a great resource for putting up tutorials, to pick just one example. I just…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman commented on Anthony Scott's video
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Art Clokey Google Doodle

"That's really wonderful. Never seen it before."
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Strider's discussion Concerns and questions
"It's better, although I'm still in "curmugeon" mode. However, I can just reduce the size of the window to crop off that nonminimalist stuff. Now all I have to do is declutter my desktop. Anthony, I want to say MUCH MORE…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Strider's discussion Concerns and questions
"Well, it's probably too soon for me to criticize and I should keep my fingers still, but my initial contact with this format leaves me confused. We have two places to enter comment on the same page. Is there a way to view the discussion in…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman is now a member of StopMotionAnimation.com
Jun 9, 2012

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Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE 43 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

Tags: clay

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Jani Sourander 4 hours ago. 15 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon yesterday. 13 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga on Monday. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

Tags: first, stop-motion, Christmas, camera, teen

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