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3d printed mold cast in gel-foam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dieter Wagner Sep 5, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014 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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PabstMan Rap

We came up with this idea over a few beers one night. It was tons of fun to make! This was a test for doing 2d face animation in post over top of the stopmot...
May 19
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Cean Huckabay, Animation Reel, Fall 2014

"Great work!  Thanks for posting, I find it very inspiring! You've basically worked it at every studio I would like to work at.  I'm hoping to get my foot in the door in 2015."
Nov 14, 2014
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Sep 21, 2014
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puppet progress

"Thanks Jason!"
Sep 18, 2014
Jason Rodgers commented on Dieter Wagner's photo
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puppet progress

"These are looking great!"
Sep 18, 2014
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puppet progress

puppet progress for my new film Bangn HM. 3d printed heads. 3d printed arm molds.
Sep 15, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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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, 2014
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THE Ninja Indoorsman Trailer

"This looks great!  Well done! "
Jul 30, 2014

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Hello All! Wanted to let you know about a new short film I am making entitled Steel Cut Oats. I don't usually ask for help when it comes to my personal projects, but I finally bit the bullet and I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise…Continue

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Started by Santino Vitale in CASTING. Last reply by Santino Vitale yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello all,I'm not sure how many of you out there use Monster Makers foam latex -- for me, it's the ONLY foam I ever use and have recommended it highly over the years.... till recently.This past week, I bought a new quart kit for a project, and…Continue

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Started by John Martin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by John Martin on Thursday. 4 Replies

I am a filmmaking veteran of 43 years. I began in 8MM and moved on with the times, now shooting in digital. I am not a professional. My very first film was a stop motion project called MONSTER ISLAND. To make a long story short, after 43 years, I am…Continue

Has anyone cast from polyamide 3d prints?

Started by Joshua Liebling in CASTING. Last reply by Joshua Liebling on Thursday. 2 Replies

Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether two-part silicone putty or other material would work with polyamide? I know this can be done with PLA. My end…Continue

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Lighting Equipment

Started by Krista W in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick on Thursday. 1 Reply

Hello, I recently received funding for my stop motion project.  I would like to purchase lighting equipment that I can use for this and future projects.  Any suggestions? Lighting is the one area that I don't know much about. Thoughts on dimmer? Any…Continue

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