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Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Mar 6. 5 Replies

Hey everyone,I'm trying to think of a way in which I can construct a robotic mech or exo suit for stop motion animation. I'm casting my eye toward Phil Tippet's work on Robocop and the AT-At's from…Continue

Camera good for stop mo and live action

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 9. 10 Replies

HeyI'm currently on the hunt for a new camera compatible with Dragonframe. I'm hoping to find something less than $400-500 that allows me to shoot for stop motion *and* live action film. I'm not sure…Continue

Making a "Gamera"- shell question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cadmus Rimbeaux Jan 26. 5 Replies

Hello Readers, Yesterday I drew up a monster design for a wip film of mine. I drew the idea as a mixture of a Japanese Gamera and the Tarrasque from dungeons and dragons. I'm wondering how best to…Continue

Advice 4 Choosing First Camera

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cadmus Rimbeaux Jan 18. 4 Replies

Greetings!Thus far in my animation career I have done all of my work using my iPhone 5 and whatever apps fit the job. I've been more than pleased with the quality I've been able to achieve. However,…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion
"You can make lots of stuff using plasticard, which is pretty tough in thicker sizes. I have formed this using a two part plaster mould, to make a shovel, just by heating it up in an oven and slamming the mould halves together. Also there are great…"
Mar 6
Cadmus Rimbeaux replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion
"Hey Nick!  Thanks for the tips. At this time some things like silicone casting and the use of resin is beyond my budget. However, I feel confident with using MDF, fomacore, and pieces from other models "kitbashing." Going this route I…"
Mar 5
StopmoNick replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion
"Just remembered - I have done one flying robot that used a mostly wire armature - not ideal, but I was able to conceal the wire joints well enough for the wide shots it mostly appeared in.  The hip, spine and neck wires were inside flexible…"
Mar 5
StopmoNick replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion
"Yes, for a robot you would probably start with joints, and add on parts made in a hard material. They don't necessarily need to be metal, they can include things like plastic parts from toys or model kits, parts of actual machines or household…"
Mar 5
Cadmus Rimbeaux replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion
"If anyone knows what Phil Tippet actually USED on these robotic puppets then I'd love to hear it :)"
Mar 5
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Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion

Hey everyone,I'm trying to think of a way in which I can construct a robotic mech or exo suit for stop motion animation. I'm casting my eye toward Phil Tippet's work on Robocop and the AT-At's from the Empire Strikes Back. I have only ever made puppets with wire armatures, and I feel at this time that I may need to outgrow that for this project.I highly doubt a latex build up will convincingly portray the mechanical look I need. My current thought it to purchase a basic ball-joint armature and…See More
Mar 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Camera good for stop mo and live action
"Shutter count applies particularly to Darren's question, as it look like he might get a secondhand camera. Anything that has done 30k to 60k shutter actuations had probably been used professionally, i.e. hard. A shutter count of around 7k,…"
Feb 9
Cadmus Rimbeaux replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Camera good for stop mo and live action
"Oh ok. That's really great to know. I'd forgotten to bring shutter life into consideration! "
Feb 8
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Camera good for stop mo and live action
"A couple more things to consider. The 7d is a metal-body camera designed for long hard professional use, so it is reckoned that it will reach something like 200,000 shutter operations before failing. The Rebel T3i or similar is a plastic-body entry…"
Feb 8
Cadmus Rimbeaux replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Camera good for stop mo and live action
"Thak you all for the input. It's clear I have some things to consider. I'm not quite sure though if I made my point clear enough- I'm looking for I guess a dual purpose camera: manual focus for stopmo and I guess auto or something…"
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