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New Stopmotion animation teaser trailer.....

Started Aug 9, 2016 0 Replies

Awesome Anthony... I love the new StopMoAnimation trailer cut with music,  even though none of mine is in the trailer lol.  good stuff :)   James.Continue

 

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At 10:00am on December 6, 2015, Thomas Nicol said…

Yeah, to some degree; I've just worked with basic 1:1 by volume formulas, but I've gotten some usable pieces out of it.  Have not yet gotten up the courage to take a crack at foam latex, though.

At 12:56am on December 7, 2015, Thomas Nicol said…

Check out some of Smooth-on's stuff if you're interested; I don't know if it's the best choice, but I've gotten some good milage out of some Eco-flex 30 I picked up a while back.  You could do a lot worse. You just mix equal parts of A and B, wait a few hours, and hey presto, you got rubber.

The main things I've learned about silicone are: 

  • There are two main kinds: platinum cure, and tin cure. Tin cure is cheaper, but platinum cure is what you want for puppets.
  • There's a lot of stuff that inhibits platinum silicone from curing (including tin silicone!), so read up on that before deciding what to use for a mold.  I've used a different sort of platinum silicone, but really, a hard material would be better for casting a soft rubber object.
  • Silicone does not stick to anything except more silicone -- but then it really sticks.  Get the right sort of mold release if you're casting silicone in silicone.
  • Beyond that, the internet has a wealth of info on it, and I hear Smooth - on is really good at answering questions.  Go forth and research!
At 9:14am on December 7, 2015, Thomas Nicol said…

Oh, sorry, no -- Smooth-On is a company http://www.smooth-on.com/

The silicone I've used for puppets is this: http://www.smooth-on.com/index.php?cPath=1130

At 2:45pm on December 7, 2015, rioforce said…

Thanks for commenting on my page about my video. I'm glad that you felt the emotion I put into Sola Luna. Animation is awesome, but when animation has attributes that affect the viewer, it is even more awesome. Again, thank you. :)

At 7:47pm on December 10, 2015, Santino Vitale said…

Hi, James.

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I just got home from work (my day job) and found that my email had gotten away from me 

To answer your question: I am self taught. I've just kinda picked stuff up through trial and error and a lot of reading this site. 

At 3:12pm on December 13, 2015, Paul T. McGilvray said…

thanks dude! You're comment means a lot to me! The webs were fucking annoying haha. They are made from super thin strands of polypropylene, and they kept getting stuck to my models haha. Any time a character had to move, it would gradually begin destroying the set! 

Yeah, having a team really helped. I am no master of sound, so my sound designer was great, and the actors were a fun lot to work with. I have my horror stories with actors, being a mostly live action filming kinda guy. But everyone was great! Online sites such as this are great to connect with people to give you advice on your projects, and Facebook often has pages dedicated to aspiring voice   actors and such, as well as there are good websites where you can recruit. 

At 8:17pm on August 10, 2016, Marc Spess said…

Thank you James, I love clay puppets the most, but I don't necessarily like animating them the most.

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