Jet Zhang
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  • Xi'an, Shannxi
  • China, mainland
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Anybody purchased this armature from eBay?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Wednesday. 1 Reply

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Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jet Zhang Feb 3. 6 Replies

I want to make some puppet and shot some clips for fun. I made some foam latex puppets before (way back to 07-10) and they are pretty good except the smell is not good if I make them in the basement…Continue

Need some suggestions on Stop motion animation with 3D printing for kids STEAM courses design.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jet Zhang Apr 3, 2017. 3 Replies

Hello guys! Haven't post any information on this forum for a long time. My name is Jet Z. and I worked both in Canada and China. I designed two packages of Stop motion animation kits for Chinese kids…Continue

What's the English name for the tools to punch hair in the puppet's skin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wiz Nov 4, 2014. 6 Replies

I remember there was a thread about the tool, but can not find that article. Anybody know that? Thanks!Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Anybody purchased this armature from eBay?
"I saw one of these a few months ago. They are certainly very good value. The joints felt a bit rough and would need some serious attention to get them working smoothly. The plates are made from mild steel. Having said that, the puppets made on the…"
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Jet Zhang replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"Thank you guys! I think I will keep going with foam latex, while the arm/hand I will use silicone. I used GM foam latex before. It is very good if properly control the ration/time when building the puppets. The only concern is the puppet's…"
Feb 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"Sealing cushion foam can be done using builder's silicone, which is thick and doesn't soak in. But you would need as Nick says to make sure there isn't even a tiny gap for the liquid stuff to soak through. I have only done some…"
Feb 3
StopmoNick replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"I bulked the armature with cushion foam, like I usually do, but the silicone soaked in.  It ended up just as heavy as solid silicone, but even stiffer, because the foam in the silicone reinforced it and made it less stretchy.  For my…"
Feb 2
Count Croc replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"If you use silicone, bulk the armature like you're making a build-up puppet and it should be fine."
Feb 2
StopmoNick replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"What a fantastic figure!  And yes, the bulk will make it difficult to animate in silicone.  It will be heavy, and the armature will need to be stiff to bend it very far at the waist without the silicone making it bounce back.  If you…"
Feb 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx
"The picture shows quite a bulky figure, and this can be a problem in silicone, which is quite heavy. There is a foam silicone, called Soma Foama, but it is expensive and sets off in 90 seconds! If you can make that puppet in foam latex, it would be…"
Feb 2
playground pictures left a comment for Jet Zhang
"wow cool puppets! love them great work!"
Feb 2
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Foam Latex or Silicone, need some suggestion. thx

I want to make some puppet and shot some clips for fun. I made some foam latex puppets before (way back to 07-10) and they are pretty good except the smell is not good if I make them in the basement with no way to get the smell out. I never tried silicone, while I saw some pretty cool puppets on internet. I am trying plasticine but the effect really not as good as foam latex. Need some suggestions to choose:The reason for foam latex:1. Light weight.2. Easier to paint.The reasons for silicone:1.…See More
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At 8:51am on February 2, 2019, playground pictures said…

wow cool puppets! love them

great work!

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