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Snubbery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heinzeroth 42 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hi folks, I've noticed this a lot, and it's confusing and prevalent enough that it's high time it was addressed directly: Why are some professional animators friendly and happy to talk about their…Continue

Should not have looked directly at the ark...

Started this discussion. Last reply by sebastian Potts Nov 8. 1 Reply

My friend Martin made this neat re-creation of the face melting effect from Raiders of the Lost Ark! The clay did not melt that thinly originally, but after about a month it ages and does this.…Continue

Tags: AngryClayGuys, Carlson, Don, Putty, Puppet

Puppet Putty is compatible with silicone!

Started Nov 3 0 Replies

Hi folks, my buddy Martin found a way to make silicone molds directly over Puppet Putty. Until now, it was not known that you could do it without a release. We both noticed that the mold should have…Continue

Tags: mold, silicone, Putty, Puppet

 

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Dennis Heinzeroth replied to prammaven's discussion Snubbery
"I think that's a bit harsh. I'm not active now, mostly due to the munchkins needing Dad time for all their activities, but I moderated on a popular hobby forum with a large sculpting subforum. A lot of top name commercial/professional…"
42 minutes ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to prammaven's discussion Snubbery
"When I was working professionally (in special make-up effects) at the BBC many years ago, and doing some innovative work, there was much discussion about this. Do you share your techniques and thereby help to raise standards generally, or keep…"
9 hours ago
prammaven replied to Link Aran's discussion damage while annimating
"A picture might help, but I think I know what you're talking about. The helping hands grabbers/claws can be ground down smooth enough not to do damage to the surface of what they're holding with a dremel, but may lose some of their…"
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prammaven replied to Karl Krish's discussion Claymation
"Still not sure who did that film. Might look sometime today. Do you remember anything else about it that could be plugged into a Google search? A particular song in the background? That can somtimes help with de-obscure-ifying a film. Hope someone…"
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sebastian Potts replied to prammaven's discussion Should not have looked directly at the ark...
"awesome!"
Nov 8
prammaven posted a discussion

Should not have looked directly at the ghosts

My friend Martin made this neat re-creation of the face melting effect from Raiders of the Lost Ark! The clay did not melt that thinly originally, but after about a month it ages and does this. Teasing it with a heat gun is great for creating a wet effect, and the high frame rate (30 FPS) can make it look like it's happening in real time.See More
Nov 8
prammaven replied to Randy Boyum's discussion Grand Hype Hotel
"I like it just the way it is- fun, slightly WRONG (fun), and entertains while making its point (funapalooza!) ("
Nov 8
prammaven posted a discussion

Puppet Putty works with silicone!

Hi folks, my buddy Martin found a way to make silicone molds directly over Puppet Putty. Until now, it was not known that you could do it without a release. We both noticed that the mold should have been cut in a zig-zag pattern (d'oh!) but so far he's not having any trouble getting the edges to match up. I'm kind of amazed Martin was able to pull it off this fast- he kind of mentioned trying a mold and then disappeared for a few minutes, and when he came back, he put up this video. Talented…See More
Nov 3
prammaven commented on StampMotionStudio's video
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Mr. Clay WalkCycle Test (Puppet Putty)

"The ability to walk Puppet Putty is due to the microscopic molecular lock of ingredients which was accomplished by thermal fusion of structural cells from modern plant and elastic genetic material from prehistoric animals to create a hybrid polymer…"
Nov 1
prammaven replied to Bobby's discussion FPS (again)
"I start by building a lot of things that will never get used. :) Lots of sketches, too. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, stick figures can work. Maybe you could come up with some sort of drawing model that can be dashed out quickly, like a…"
Jun 25
prammaven replied to Bobby's discussion FPS (again)
"I start by building a lot of things that will never get used. :) Lots of sketches, too. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, stick figures can work. Maybe you could come up with some sort of drawing model that can be dashed out quickly, like a…"
Jun 25
prammaven replied to Bobby's discussion FPS (again)
"If you want your animation to play back smoothly and at the same speed it moved on two's, you  need to make the animation in smaller movements twice as small with gradual speed changes (ease-in, accelerate, decelerate, and ease out). It…"
Jun 23
prammaven replied to JediPeaceFrog's discussion Trying to launch my stop-motion career...nothing but roadblocks.
"I would ask if they could bubble-wrap the outside of the box. Had a few brushes with bad luck on the camera front, but nothing like THAT!"
Jun 3
prammaven replied to Adam Taylor's discussion Video reference
"This is nothing new. Will Vinton Productions really pioneered it (with film reference) in the 70's. I also think blocking is important, as it can be very difficult to see what is going on in a storyboard or animatic if an animator (like myself)…"
May 26

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At 9:19am on June 25, 2012, Claym8r said…
Don,
I used to animate with a clay that is manufactured by Caran d' Ache . It doesn't come in as many colors as the Van Aken brands, its waxy texture holds up much better under hot lights, and it cleans up a lot easier because the dyes in the clay don't run as badly as the other brands .
At 10:09am on June 25, 2012, prammaven said…

I have not found Caran D'Ache clay in stores, but did see their other art supplies.

I do know how to modify Van Aken to get the properties you're looking for. Spent a year studying clay formulas and got it down pretty good. I'll send you a private message.

At 2:10pm on January 6, 2014, Robin Haefeli said…

Thank you! Yes it is a combination of latex and sculpy for the eyes.

At 1:21pm on February 12, 2015, Lemz Media said…

Hey Don, long time no chat. How's the business going?

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