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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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HI guys, I need your help

Started by Josh Sibley in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

HI guys, my name is Josh Sibley. I have recently joined this page after a long time of checking this web page for great tutorials on rigging and casting. I am finishing college soon and as part of my last project, it calls for us to collect data on…Continue

Tags: project, college, newbie, survey

Under The Apple Tree (2015) - Official trailer

Started by Erik van Schaaik in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Tada! We have our trailer. Hope you like it!Under The Apple Tree (2015) - Official trailer from Erik van Schaaik on Vimeo.…Continue

Tags: pedri, beast, horror, comedy, schaaik

Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Strider 13 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

HFR (High Frame Rate Cinema): A trick of the MIND.

Started by Don Carlson in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi folks,This is not technically animation-related, but it does have to do with the illusion of motion when watching animation and live-action and the way our minds perceive that motion to be either realistic or fake.…Continue

Tags: pictures, cinema, motion, HFR, frame

Stop-mo horror comedy 'Under The Apple Tree' in production

Started by Erik van Schaaik in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Erik van Schaaik yesterday. 13 Replies

Under The Apple Tree | CineCrowd teaser from CineCrowd on Vimeo.A fun little horror story before bedtime, about family, apples, worms…Continue

Tags: beast, schaaik, cider, tree, pedri

HI guys, I need your help

Started by Josh Sibley in ANIMATOR TALK yesterday. 0 Replies

HI guys, my name is Josh Sibley. I have recently joined this page after a long time of checking this web page for great tutorials on rigging and casting. I am finishing college soon and as part of my last project, it calls for us to collect data on…Continue

Tags: project, college, newbie, survey

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