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3d printed mold cast in gel-foam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dieter Wagner Sep 5. 7 Replies

Hi everyone!  I've been working on a new short film and experimenting with new ways to produce my puppets.  I decided that I was going to print a mold for my wire arms and then cast the 3d printed…Continue

Tags: printing, 3d

TUSKy BUSINESS behind the scenes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dieter Wagner Apr 9. 1 Reply

I am scheduled to release TUSKy BUSINESS on May 1st.  I have just released a website for the film in order to explain how the film came about and to share some of the techniques I used to complete…Continue

Tags: business, tusky

WWE Slam City stop motion web series

Started Mar 18 0 Replies

Not sure which studio is making these, but they look great.  Very clean puppets and nice movement! UPDATE! Looks like SToopid Buddies SToodios is doing this!Continue

 

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"Thanks Jason!"
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Jason Rodgers commented on Dieter Wagner's photo
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"These are looking great!"
Sep 18
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puppet progress for my new film Bangn HM. 3d printed heads. 3d printed arm molds.
Sep 15
Dieter Wagner replied to Trista Townsend's discussion armature kit
"Trista, If you just keep tightening the foot hinge screw, it will bend the metal and you can get it to where the hinge can be animated. "
Sep 12
Dieter Wagner replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"I have the first mold i cast with a bad wire armature that i will try dipping in liquid latex.  I'll will post my results."
Sep 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"Of course the problem with putting a layer of liquid latex into the mould will be seam lines. Dipping the finished article into latex would eliminate this, but the water in the latex might cause other issues. You could also try a thin layer of latex…"
Sep 5
Dieter Wagner replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"Thanks for the input Simon!  I will give the liquid latex coating a try.  It is very jellylike, so maybe a few coats of liquid latex first would give it a nice container. I had thought about giving it a single dip into some liquid latex…"
Sep 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"I had a look for MUD gel-foam, and it is a foamed gelatine compound. So it will not have anything like the durability of silicone, and can dissolve in water, especially hot water! It might be useful if you need something for a short time, but it…"
Sep 4
Dieter Wagner replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"I painted it this morning and just did a quick anim test to see how it holds up.  I think it's working quite well.  I need to smooth out my mold a bit more, but otherwise I like it.  It's 100 times better looking arms than…"
Sep 4
Dieter Wagner replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"Thanks Nick!  I wouldn't have thought to actually glue the foam wrap onto the armature.  I usually wrap it and just glue the end down. MUD gel-foam is used fx makeup as an alternative to foam latex.  I came across it randomly…"
Sep 4
StopmoNick replied to Dieter Wagner's discussion 3d printed mold cast in gel-foam
"I like to contact glue a layer of thin foam onto my armatures first, to give the silicone a surface to grip.  It doesn't stick well to metal so it needs a rough surface it can soak into a little.  I don't know what this Mud…"
Sep 3
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3d printed mold cast in gel-foam

Hi everyone!  I've been working on a new short film and experimenting with new ways to produce my puppets.  I decided that I was going to print a mold for my wire arms and then cast the 3d printed mold with MUD gel-foam.  It totally worked!This was a 2hr42min print at 200 micron quality on a Solidoodle SD4This was cast with MUD gel-foam. …See More
Sep 3
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THE Ninja Indoorsman Trailer

"This looks great!  Well done! "
Jul 30
Dieter Wagner commented on Ian Timothy's video
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Muir

"Great work Ian!  I'm guessing you are glad about your decision to go to CalArts...haha.  Looking forward to see your progress.  This is already great work, I can't imagine how awesome your next school films will look. "
May 26
Dieter Wagner replied to Rosemary Travale's discussion The Champ
"Great work!  I checked out your production blog and would love to know more about the printable shrink plastic.  Is that covered in your PDF book?"
Apr 27

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Started by Jantsch Niko in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Zaid yesterday. 1 Reply

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen yesterday. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

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