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Reducing shine on synthetic fur

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Jun 11. 6 Replies

We are working on a new puppet, a bird covered which will be covered in synthetic fur. The problem is when the synthetic fur is under the camera it shines too much. Which wouldn´t be too much of a…Continue

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleanor Evans Mar 3, 2015. 2 Replies

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly…Continue

Setting up a room as an animating studio at Uni

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleanor Evans Oct 25, 2012. 13 Replies

I recently spoke to my head of department at university and he is interested in setting up a room that students could book for the purpose of animating. He wants me to help set it up. The idea of the…Continue

 

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Adam Taylor replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Reducing shine on synthetic fur
"That's what it is, a polarizing filter. My bad. Thanks for the clarification."
Jun 11
Evan DeRushie replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Reducing shine on synthetic fur
"You can reduce a lot of shine by using a circular polarizing filter on your lens (not UV, as far as I know). I don't know the specifics of how the polarizing works, but it basically filters out reflected light from certain directions, depending…"
Jun 11
Adam Taylor replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Reducing shine on synthetic fur
"Not positive about this, but would a UV filter on your lens help? Don Carlson was telling me that he could take the shine off of his clay by using a filter on the lens.  It could be worth a try."
Jun 10
StopmoNick replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Reducing shine on synthetic fur
"I spray the fake fur with a flat acrylic paint, usually to modify the colour, but it also gets rid of that shine.  It's actually a matte acrylic Accent Base wall paint which I tint up to get the colours I want.  I had some black fur…"
Jun 9
Eleanor Evans replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Reducing shine on synthetic fur
"I did a couple of tests with the PVA and paints a few weeks ago, I found the result to be a little bit too solid looking. I´ve found using the powder and spray fixative to be a good solution, thank you for your suggestions. "
Jun 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Reducing shine on synthetic fur
"Hmm. Maybe colouring the fur using acrylic paint and PVA brushed through. That would also stiffen it a bit to reduce boiling. Certainly powdering will reduce shine, but it's a matter of how to make it stick. Hair spray may help, or a Matt…"
Jun 5
Eleanor Evans posted a discussion

Reducing shine on synthetic fur

We are working on a new puppet, a bird covered which will be covered in synthetic fur. The problem is when the synthetic fur is under the camera it shines too much. Which wouldn´t be too much of a big deal but if there is even a little bit of boiling it starts to sparkle like a fury disco ball because each individual fibre is reflecting light in a different direction. I´m trying to find a way to reduce the shine. So far the information I have found has related more to artificial wigs with…See More
Jun 2
Eleanor Evans commented on Lemz Media's blog post Stop Motion and 2D animation Hybrid.
"Noel Fielding's Luxury comedy had a reoccurring segment called The Adventures of Joey Ramone. The characters are stop motion and the background is 2D. However it is pretty simple and most of the movement is quite…"
Mar 11, 2015
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House of Monsters Behind the Scenes: Shooting the Laboratory

"The design of the zombie girl character is very impressive, I look forward to seeing more. "
Mar 11, 2015
Eleanor Evans commented on Eleanor Evans's video
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Spider

"Cheers "
Mar 6, 2015
Mike LaRusso commented on Eleanor Evans's video
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Spider

"Good work, Eleanor!"
Mar 5, 2015
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Bone spider

Experimenting with found bones
Mar 3, 2015
Eleanor Evans replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion
"Thanks, very helpful "
Mar 3, 2015
Strider replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion
"Here's an amazing thread about cutout animation featuring advice from Bianca Ansems:  Animation on glass - How do I deal with reflections?"
Mar 2, 2015
Eleanor Evans posted a discussion

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly because I just prefer the process). The rig I have been building is basically several layers of horizontal glass spaced a few centimetres apart to create the illusion of depth that I will photograph from above. I've seen similar layouts used by…See More
Mar 1, 2015
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Jellyfishy

"Nice -you got the jellyfish swimming action! Is this for the monthly challenge at AnimateClay?"
Jul 12, 2013

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