So for the film I'm making right now, I've got two main characters that are goats. As such, I was wanting to give them both ears that can be moved and animated. I've also got an Ox/Cow character that…Continue
"If less than half the sphere of the eyeball protrudes into the mould, it should come out. If more than half, it could be really difficult. But the mould is in silicone, so it can flex I think? Often I have to slip an ice cream…"
"Those were two awesome videos there, Nick! On a similar subject, in that first video, did I see you using epoxy putty to make the "claws" on that monster? If so, wow! That's a great idea, solves the problem I was having of giving the…"
"Hey y'all, it's been a while, wonder if anyone's still eyeing this thread! After a bit of time working on other aspects of the film, I'm finally getting down to the casting after making the molds last week. I went ahead and did…"
"Holy crap, thanks Nick! So much great info you've posted here, thank you! What I'm thinking of doing, based on what you said, for the puppets with the replacement heads is to cast the base head in a hard plastic silicone, what I have now…"
"In case the wires break -
Before you cast the puppet, you can drill in a couple of spare holes close to the original wire holes. Then if it does happen, you could snip off the broken wires and stick in new ones. I haven't ever had…"
"You're right, animals express a lot with their ears, so it is worth making them animatable.
I usually have a piece of armature wire running along the edges of animal ears. Sometimes I divide the mould among the ear line, and the…"
So for the film I'm making right now, I've got two main characters that are goats. As such, I was wanting to give them both ears that can be moved and animated. I've also got an Ox/Cow character that I was wanting to have movable ears and mouth as well. I've included reference pictures below (the goats are going to have 3D printed replacement mouths that attach with a magnet, while the Ox I wanted to have a rigged mouth).So my question is, does anyone have any advice for the best way to both…See More
"Hey everybody! My name's Ben Young, and I guess I'm a stop motion animator from Ohio!
I've been lurking on here for a good few months now, but I thought I'd finally go ahead and introduce myself. I've been practicing stop…"