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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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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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. yesterday. 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

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 17 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

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 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

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon on Tuesday. 13 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

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga on Monday. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

Tags: first, stop-motion, Christmas, camera, teen

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