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Best cameras

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 12. 2 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 Feb 13. 1 Reply

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

Materials for a stone wall

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jan 28. 3 Replies

I have a minotaur ready to go, now I just need to make the labyrinth. What material should I use for an aged stone brick wall?Continue

Suggestions for developing skill

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy on Monday. 7 Replies

I am looking to develop my sculpting skill, as I am quite inexperienced. Are there exercises or things of that nature I could practice to improve it?Continue

 

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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"
Monday
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"
Monday
Count Croc replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Anybody purchased this armature from eBay?
"I bought an armature from the knockoff Chinese Amazon. It's called the Cinespark armature. I typically just use it for practice, and I have had no issues. The worst parts are that it took a month to ship and the balls and rods are two different…"
Monday
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion wire armature making
"Mine are usually good for a main character in a 5 minute film, sometimes a second 5 minute film.  Generally the foam latex would start to age before the wire armatures gave out.  I suppose with silicone the wire would go first, but I have…"
Feb 13
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Best cameras
"I use a Canon 40d and a Canon 7d, but models change all the time and neither of those is made any more.   You can go with the entry-level DSLRs rather than the mid-range models.  I use manual Nikon or Olympus lenses, with adapters.  I…"
Feb 12
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Best cameras
"There are quite a lot of threads on this site covering this question. Basically: Canon cameras seem to overheat less than Nikon and have a slightly better Live View for connection with your computer. Get old manual lenses to use for stop motion.…"
Feb 12
Count Croc posted a discussion

Best cameras

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!See More
Feb 10
Count Croc posted a discussion

wire armature making

My wire puppets keep breaking. How do you guys make yours?See More
Feb 8
Count Croc replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"If you use silicone, bulk the armature like you're making a build-up puppet and it should be fine."
Feb 2
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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Materials for a stone wall
"For a very low-budget, but still fairly effective look you could use foam pizza bases, which can be indented with a stick or modelling tool. Styrofoam also works well for rock effects, and I have used it for stonework. You can cut into it and use…"
Jan 28
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Materials for a stone wall
"Thanks!"
Jan 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Suggestions for developing skill
"Chavant clay is brilliant. I use hard and soft, also Beau Touche, which is equivalent to soft. It is very economical as you can use it again and again. You need a hairdryer or some source of heat to soften the hard. Takes a bit of getting used to,…"
Jan 25
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Materials for a stone wall
"I have made several stone walls for my set, including a dry stone wall. If you want to make a mortared stone wall, build the set from MDF oir plywood, then apply papier mache pulp to the surface. Then you can sculpt the stone shapes into the pulp,…"
Jan 25
Count Croc posted a discussion

Materials for a stone wall

I have a minotaur ready to go, now I just need to make the labyrinth. What material should I use for an aged stone brick wall?See More
Jan 24
Count Croc replied to Michael Tharme's discussion Ray Harryhaussen
"1. Skeletons always win my heart 2. Ymir 3. Hydra"
Jan 24

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