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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Notes From The Sanatorium

"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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Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 hours ago. 8 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 hours ago. 18 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

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 12 hours ago. 240 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh yesterday. 6 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 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

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