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Ground and overall set building

Started Jun 8 0 Replies

Hey all - I was wondering how you guys go about building a ground for say a forest, or an outdoor setting. Do you lay down plaster then paint over it? Do you use clay? What approach is best? Thank…Continue

animation advice?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Jun 4. 1 Reply

Any advice on how to make my animation more lifelike? I wanna make them not as robotic. Continue

Rigging, tie downs, and practice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Apr 27. 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm currently trying to practice stop motion and improve my skill. I have a few questions: When animating a walk, is it essential to have a rigging, or are tie downs sufficient enough…Continue

Lip Sync

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoff Clark Aug 12. 5 Replies

Hello all, I'm having trouble figuring out which approach to take to lip sync my clay armature. I'm considering making multiple mouths with hardened clay and swapping them out of my Plasticine clay…Continue

 

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Geoff Clark replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Thanks, Darius!     Death's mouth works well, and check out Corpse Bride for examples of many talking skulls. Their jaws often had some left-right angles that mine doesn't.      Also: 'Coco' has wonderful…"
Aug 12
Darius Stuart replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Nicely done! Thank you for the advice and example of the different mouth applications. I'm animating a skull and was wondering how it would look without any lips or facial movements but it looked alright in your trailer, which I totally…"
Aug 11
Graham Ludders posted a discussion

Ground and overall set building

Hey all - I was wondering how you guys go about building a ground for say a forest, or an outdoor setting. Do you lay down plaster then paint over it? Do you use clay? What approach is best? Thank you. See More
Jun 8
Adam Taylor replied to Graham Ludders's discussion animation advice?
"Hi Graham.  The simple version that was taught to me is that it is about your spacing and timing really.  The more evenly spaced your increments are the less life like it appears.  Easing in and out helps a lot.  Have you tried…"
Jun 4
Graham Ludders posted a discussion

animation advice?

Any advice on how to make my animation more lifelike? I wanna make them not as robotic. See More
May 25
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"I have just been going through this process for my own script, and once i got the sequences numbered i started work on the storyboard with an artist who specialises in them. He drew about 350 sketches. Then I put them all in a timeline, guessing at…"
May 21
Geoff Clark replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Thank you!  I can't wait to be done with it."
May 17
David Braga replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Geoff, that looks fantastic!"
May 17
Geoff Clark replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Hi Graham,   It's a good question and I think I can help because I tried a few dead ends before finding a good way for me to work. It depends on what your characters are. Reading your script, it seems like just normal human…"
May 15
Graham Ludders replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Thank you so much for your in depth analysis and advice. I think you're right, there's always room for improvement and my script is far from perfect. I think more visual transparency is needed (numbered, more visual description, less…"
May 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Hi Graham. Just read your script and I have a few comments to add. I agree that it has a lot of potential and could be a very interesting film. My first comment is to suggest you organise the script layout. You need to break the whole thing down…"
May 11
James Krysa replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Hey Graham,  I read your script, and I agree with most of what Rebecca said.  I liked it.  It needs tweaking here and there maybe, theres always room for improvement.  I agreed that the narrators voice can be intrusive.  I…"
May 10
Graham Ludders replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"I've been practicing making puppets recently but yes this is my first time attempting it. That's awesome! I'm glad you're familiar with the music and that you understand the tone.|I will! Thank you!!!!"
Apr 29
Adam Taylor replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Rigging, tie downs, and practice
"I agree with Evan.  Tie-downs are a great way to go.  The rig often ends up getting in the way and distracting from the animation.  The rule of thumb is that if it is possible to do without a rig, never use a rig.  If you must…"
Apr 27
Evan DeRushie replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Rigging, tie downs, and practice
"I would recommend practising animation with tie-downs, not rigging. There's lot of reasons to use rigging for animation- such as heavy characters or small feet. But it's an extra level of complication that you should avoid if you're…"
Apr 27
Mark Blann replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Rigging, tie downs, and practice
"I'm new to this as well, but I would think a rig would help a lot. I'm sure some of the more experienced members will chime in on this subject. When looking at behind the scenes videos on YouTube, I've seen quite a few rigs being used…"
Apr 27

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