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Robot joints

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

Hey guys! I've been wanting to do a animation of some type of armored walker like those seen in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I've always has a soft spot for the two-legged walker…Continue

Nonmetal ball and socket armatures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Mar 11. 1 Reply

Hey guys, I've been wondering if there are ways to make ball and socket armatures with only basic tools. I have also been experimenting with some thermoplastic b&s armatures and they seem to work…Continue

Best cameras

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Mar 4. 5 Replies

Would camera(s) would you guys recommend for a low/medium price range? All I need is a decent camera with HD images and basic settings. Thanks!Continue

wire armature making

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Mar 4. 4 Replies

My wire puppets keep breaking. How do you guys make yours?Continue

 

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Count Croc replied to Sergio Roda's discussion Need help with Stop Motion college work
"Depending on the length of the film, I would recommend a variety of tactics. If it's a long film involving lots of running or walking as seen from the waist up, I would recommend making a separate puppet from the waist up basically on a bicycle…"
Apr 7
Count Croc replied to Sergio Roda's discussion Need help with Stop Motion college work
" How do you properly make furry creatures? I made a minotaur (which looks awesome) but is basically paralyzed from the waist down due to the fur not being flexible"
Apr 7
Count Croc replied to George Dolan's discussion Original Music
"Would love to get a piece from you!"
Apr 6
Count Croc replied to DimensionalAnimator's discussion Problem with latex
"It depends on what latex you use. I use monster maker's mask latex and usually have no issues."
Mar 24
Count Croc posted a discussion

Robot joints

Hey guys! I've been wanting to do a animation of some type of armored walker like those seen in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I've always has a soft spot for the two-legged walker version and would love to make one in stop motion, but I don't know how to go about the joints. I know the original was stop motion but I can't find any articles explaining the secret.See More
Mar 24
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Nonmetal ball and socket armatures
"Any pics? I would think the main challenge is getting enough tension in the joints so they don't flop all over the place. "
Mar 11
Count Croc replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 20th Year Anniversary for StopMotionAnimation.com
"Thank you so much! I've learned a lot of valuable information on this website and am glad that I found this awesome community!"
Mar 10
Count Croc posted a discussion

Nonmetal ball and socket armatures

Hey guys, I've been wondering if there are ways to make ball and socket armatures with only basic tools. I have also been experimenting with some thermoplastic b&s armatures and they seem to work well. Have any of you tried this?See More
Mar 9
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion wire armature making
"With my foam latex puppets, the latex deteriorated more than the wire, so by the time a second foam casting on the same wire armature had started cracking and looking bad, I usually just made a new armature.   I have repaired my skeleton…"
Mar 4
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion wire armature making
"How do you repair them?"
Mar 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Best cameras
"And don't forget the shutter count! Stop motion involves thousands of shutter releases, so you want to buy a camera with a low shutter count, definitely less than 10k. The expected life of an entry-level camera is around 50k shutter releases,…"
Mar 4
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Best cameras
"Canon EOS 1d - sounds like a professional model, but very old.  Launched in 2001, unless it is a Mk II (220) or Mk III (2007).  It may not give you any improvement in image quality at all.  They keep making improvements so sometimes…"
Mar 3
NuttyCray replied to Count Croc's discussion Best cameras
"i have a t3 canon but this guy just sold me a canon eos1 d i think this old one would look better what you guys think."
Mar 2
Geoff Clark replied to Count Croc's discussion wire armature making
"Nick's advice is spot-on, and I like in the video where he uses 5 strands for the arms, that will allow one or more wires to snap and still allow for movement. But you know the clock is ticking on that joint! I think you should accept that wire…"
Feb 27
Greyguy replied to Count Croc's discussion Suggestions for developing skill
"do you have some reference? Always good to look at real lifeAlso block out the forms first before you start putting detailshow us what you have so far"
Feb 18
Count Croc replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Anybody purchased this armature from eBay?
"How do you make your wire armatures? I have a bad habit of mine breaking in the middle of animating"
Feb 18

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