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new puppet head

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy May 2, 2014. 2 Replies

here's a shot of a new head I'm…Continue

Start of a new armature

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Polacchi Mar 21, 2014. 67 Replies

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Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Greyguy's discussion Good resource for mintaure things
"Looks like they have 1:6 scale too (it's called Playscale, often reffering to barbies and action figures, which are all 1:6). "
Friday
MartindeMadrid replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new puppet
"I think we need to coin a new term: maybe something like "nano-stopmotion animation"!"
Jan 25
Greyguy replied to fantamation's discussion TALOS Lives Again
"Awesome"
May 22, 2014
Greyguy commented on StopmoNick's photo
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CthulhuSculpt

"that looks cool!"
May 3, 2014
Greyguy replied to Greyguy's discussion new puppet head
"I hope it will Mike The movements are based on a computer render to show what the animator wants and I hope we get something in that range :) this is a picture of the bottom lip pin joint made from brass."
May 2, 2014
Mike replied to Greyguy's discussion new puppet head
"Wow, that looks awesome! I imagine that's going to give you quite a range of expressions."
May 1, 2014
Greyguy posted a discussion

new puppet head

here's a shot of a new head I'm working onSee More
May 1, 2014
Greyguy commented on Nat's photo
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Cedric Puppet - Making the foam body

"very nice! love how you are building this guy"
Apr 25, 2014
Greyguy commented on StopmoNick's photo
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Passageway

"Nice looking sets"
Apr 16, 2014
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"just an idea I had about small ball sizes was to solder to the side of the ball but it would limit twisting action"
Mar 31, 2014
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"I have been thinking for a 3/32 ball joint the rod can be soldered to the side of the ball instead of drilling a hole in the ball. Got pictures of what your trying to do? "
Mar 31, 2014
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"I would say no to epoxy but I am sure others have tried it and I worked but I would not trust it if it had to twist."
Mar 31, 2014
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"I use stay brite solder for the 1/8 ball joints as the melting point is low I hold the 1/16 rod in a vise and put the ball on top with the flux and solder in the hole then I put some metal stock on the ball and heat it up with a propane torch and…"
Mar 30, 2014
Greyguy commented on rick gibson's photo
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gorilla

"look forward to seeing him come alive!"
Mar 22, 2014
John Polacchi replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"My "original" idea was to make feathers "individually" on bristol paper(a heavy gage/weight) and color them with pastels or ink(whatever yields best results-do a few tests).The paper can be folded and formed as well as hold…"
Mar 21, 2014
Greyguy replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"John what I would look into is having artwork printed on the vinyl , that would be my first test. I was always thinking of having feathers made like how they make faux flowers! some of that stuff is very real looking !"
Mar 21, 2014

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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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Ideas for this mold?

Started by t. r. burns in CASTING. Last reply by t. r. burns 6 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hello All,Iv'e been working on this sculpt and getting ready to make a mold of it (probably in hydrocal) for a cast in DragonSkin 10.  Any thoughts on the best orientation of the mold? I'm thinking two parts and seaming it up the sides and along the…Continue

COLD MEETS

Started by Marnik in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

After about 19 months of work, here is my completed film Cold Meets:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2EHkZTgiMPlease enjoy!Marnik…Continue

Tags: clay, detective, salami, plasticine, noir

quadruped walk cycle

Started by rick gibson in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by rick gibson 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

Still having trouble animating a walk cycle for a 4 legged beast. I have studied animals walking in slow motion, but still get confused when it comes to animating. I use Stop Motion Pro 7 and tried the roto -scope feature too.I still get lost and…Continue

armature creation

Started by aishwarya.a.reddy in ARMATURES. Last reply by Strider yesterday. 25 Replies

hi all! i am student currently pursuing final year in animation and have chosen to do a dissertation on armature creation. i request all to give me any information on this topic. if possible you can also send some pictures or videos of armatures…Continue

Armatures

Started by ChimeraPro in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Michael on Friday. 3 Replies

Where are you guys getting supplies for ball and socket armatures? I didn't want to spend the $100 online. Ive heard of people taking apart the helping hands tools you can buy for soldering but I can't find them at stores.

Phil Tippett Puppet Making Technique?

Started by Santino Vitale in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Santino Vitale on Friday. 4 Replies

I'm working on a new project, and am needing to make a really anatomically precise puppet. I've been watching this test of the T-Rex that Tippett did way back when, and I'm just floored by the way the skin slides over the pelvis, ribcage, and other…Continue

Tags: Armatures, Skin, Puppets, Tippett, Phil

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