Rodney Copperton
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What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 9, 2013. 4 Replies

Okay, I've been working with plasticine for years. I can create cartoon characters that are almost identical to their counterparts (just in a 3D format). However, to animate them... they don't move…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"I don't think there is a better clay type material than plasticine, if you want to do clay animation. Some of us prefer to use other types of materials like foam latex that can bend and be animated, but don't have the ability to be…"
Feb 9, 2013
Rodney Copperton replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"To stop-motion in general... I wouldn't say I'm a newbie so as much as an amateur. I've made personal videos I haven't shared because I don't care to (they have no story, they are there just to see how things move &…"
Feb 9, 2013
LIOs Nephew replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"Even though you're experienced sculptor, are you a newbie to stop motion??? So much stuff to know about and would take bible size book contents about stop motion. In general, you definitely have an internal armature to support the…"
Feb 9, 2013
Strider replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"Wires can just cut right through the clay - you need to make armatures. Put something around the wire to make it thicker - you can pack epoxy putty around them to make bones or wrap them with many windings of paper taped or glued on. For large areas…"
Feb 9, 2013
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What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?

Okay, I've been working with plasticine for years. I can create cartoon characters that are almost identical to their counterparts (just in a 3D format). However, to animate them... they don't move too well because as you move plasticine, it either is too heavy (with large characters), or too thin & they fall over (if you have skinny legs).I've tried some work arounds by sticking some wires in them, but some are either too thin or too thick, and it really makes it a pain in the ass to make…See More
Feb 9, 2013
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"I love it. Granted, I only saw a couple videos here because I'm new to this site... but this is really great. The animation is smooth, sets are wonderful, lighting is great... looks professional. The character design looks scary because of the…"
Feb 5, 2013

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Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by gustavo arteaga yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

Lighting packages...Where to begin?

Started by Stuart Bury in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

I've always just worked with clamp lights from a hard ware store. They've been ok on really small productions, but I might be landing my first decent sized gig. It's time to step up my game.For those of you who use professional grade lights, what do…Continue

Shopping trolley

Started by Marnik in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Marnik yesterday. 16 Replies

Hello all!I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They need to be strong enough to support a clay puppet in each one (although I could get round this by rigging them…Continue

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

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What's the English name for the tools to punch hair in the puppet's skin?

Started by Jet Zhang in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 2 Replies

I remember there was a thread about the tool, but can not find that article. Anybody know that? Thanks!Continue

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