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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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Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Puppet casting

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue

Tags: silicone, polyurethane, flexible, puppets, Casting

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Don Carlson 6 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Hani 17 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson on Friday. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

Tags: clay

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 18. 4 Replies

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