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Signing in problems.

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 4, 2013. 3 Replies

Not sure if anyone else has this problem, every time I use my iPhone I have to sign back in. Every time I shut it down and come back. Not so with mydesktop MAC. Anyone else having this problem? It…Continue

My first big set.

Started this discussion. Last reply by stephen dirkes Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies

I am under construction on a modest size set for a short film I will be shooting. I just wanted to add some pics.Continue

 

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stephen dirkes replied to Animator's discussion My first big set.
"great textures. looks great"
Sep 1, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"A test I shot. Still rough but the movement is just about right. Using motion control is so much fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlWbyDVPUNc&feature=share&list=UUHGWcnPFEwscW25tXzXj5Bg"
Aug 23, 2013
Will Bishop Stephens commented on Animator's photo
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New moco rig finished.

"A thing of beauty"
Jul 4, 2013
Will Bishop Stephens commented on Animator's photo
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Moco controller.

"Thanks Doug, that's great. I'll track down the schematic right now..."
Jul 4, 2013
Animator commented on Animator's photo
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Moco controller.

"Hey Will,  the BEDs are parallel. I use a 14.6 AMP 24V power supply to power them. Check eBay as there are some deals to be had. 24 volts should be more than enough to supply the motors with the holding torque you will need. Good motor choice…"
Jul 2, 2013
Animator replied to Eleni's discussion Webcam for live view with old DSLR
"Hey Eleni, you can use just about any webcam. The idea is to either put the webcam as close to the lens axis, meaning right beside it or above it, of the DSLR or if possible position it looking through the eyepiece of the DSLR. When it comes to…"
Jul 2, 2013
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Moco controller.

"Hi Doug, I am returning to building a mo-co, having built a pan and dolly track a year or so back with your help, and John Horabin and Jim Arthurs. I'm now re-building, adding tilt, and hopefully a jib like like yours, only everything is on a…"
Jul 2, 2013
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Hand wheels.

"The hand wheels shown here have been updated to weighted steel ones. I will upload a new pic."
May 10, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"Hey Jim, I would love to tell you but Gerald likes to deal one on one with clients. Shoot him an email and ask. I will tell you this though, it is very affordable and what you get is a full on professional system capable of great things. It is as I…"
May 10, 2013
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May 9, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"It has been awhile. Well my rig is now a full on realtime/animation motion control rig! I am interfacing DragonFrame with a MANTIS controller via the DDMX-S2 box that the guys at DF sell. Not only is everything working great I now can play around…"
May 9, 2013
Animator commented on Animator's video
Apr 12, 2013
Ian Harding commented on Animator's video
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Commercial for Hyperdine Insurance.

"That was great really enjoyed it!!!"
Apr 12, 2013
Animator posted a video
Apr 11, 2013
Animator commented on Will Horne's photo
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Apartment lower stairs

"Love the look Will, and the slogan on the poster."
Mar 26, 2013
Animator commented on Animator's photo
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New armature.

"I know I did not take a sideways pic:) but if ya click on it, it goes straight."
Feb 28, 2013

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Armatures for muisc video.

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:05am 1 Comment

Hey everybody,

I am building a few armatures for a music video and I just wanted to start a blog. First ever blog for me. It is my second attempt at making an armature. The first was basically the same type, wood dowel and aluminum wire. I would love to machine a BS one day but need to get going on a few films and music videos.…

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Stop motion Slider - Motion Control system recommendation

Started by Jantsch Niko in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Evan DeRushie 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

hello,i´m currently looking for an affordable Motion control system, do you have any suggestions?(preferable a system that works together with dragon stop motion)there is the axis360-pro from cineticsor the slider plus pro from edelkroneWhich system…Continue

Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Roger Beck 12 hours ago. 4 Replies

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

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Zaid yesterday. 10 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside a latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space

Started by Eric Halloy in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 3 Replies

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside my latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space between the skin and the armature. The brand is FlexFoam-it III (the three pound density). I am at the stage in the construction of my puppet where I can…Continue

DARK EARTH

Started by mattosaurus in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION on Thursday. 0 Replies

This is a must-fund project for a must-see movie.[url]https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dark-earth-period-set-science-fantasy-adventure[/url]Continue

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen on Thursday. 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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