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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
Will Bishop Stephens commented on Animator's photo
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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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Best Setting For Video Rendering ?

Started by Jay Lemuel in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Jay Lemuel 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

So I am currently working on my first stop motion project. I did a test shoot .I only shot about 12-18 frames per second.All went well. But I'm having trouble in video rendering.I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 12.0 and currently can't tether my camera for…Continue

Tags: Video, Rendering, ?, For, Setting

Maintaining Quality - Dragonframe / Premiere / After Effects

Started by Suraya in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by stephen dirkes 21 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hi,I have been shooting some stop-motion in Dragonframe. I wanted to work with the RAW files to keep it as high quality as possible. I will need to do some rig removal in After Effects CS5, and I was planning to edit in premiere pro CS5.I have been…Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Owen Flanigan on Monday. 411 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

look & see

Started by Funski in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick on Sunday. 5 Replies

Hey guys check out my new sculpts and let me know what you think - it would be great to get some feedback as I'm still new to all this. I would like to try and sculpt somebody else's character design's they might have, good practice I think? So…Continue

Voice Recording

Started by Joseph Michael Humpston in SOUND. Last reply by John Downey on Friday. 11 Replies

Hello Guys! I'm trying to make a stop-motion film for You Tube, and I'm new to recording voice over. Do you guys have any recommendations on what kinds of recording equipment i should use? What kind of Mic I should use, what should the specs be?…Continue

Tags: Recording, Voice-Over

iStopmotion

Started by Joseph Michael Humpston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Tim Smyth on Thursday. 8 Replies

Hello guys! I use a mac to make films. Does anybody know what kind of tools are featured in iStopmotion? Also, does the camera I use have to have fire-wire?Continue

Tags: Mac, iStopmotion

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