Greyguy
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new puppet head

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy May 2. 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. 67 Replies

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Greyguy replied to fantamation's discussion TALOS Lives Again
"Awesome"
May 22
Greyguy commented on StopmoNick's photo
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CthulhuSculpt

"that looks cool!"
May 3
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
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
Greyguy posted a discussion

new puppet head

here's a shot of a new head I'm working onSee More
May 1
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
Greyguy commented on StopmoNick's photo
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Passageway

"Nice looking sets"
Apr 16
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
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
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
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
Greyguy commented on rick gibson's photo
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gorilla

"look forward to seeing him come alive!"
Mar 22
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
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
John Polacchi replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"I wonder how this might work for something of a much smaller scale and the feathers need painting/detailing?"
Mar 20
Mike replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"This is incredible work! The wings look great, and the steel armature looks very precise. How in the world did you machine something so intricate? Truly impressive. I can't wait to see the whole thing together. "
Mar 8

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Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by gustavo arteaga 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

Lighting packages...Where to begin?

Started by Stuart Bury in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

I've always just worked with clamp lights from a hard ware store. They've been ok on really small productions, but I might be landing my first decent sized gig. It's time to step up my game.For those of you who use professional grade lights, what do…Continue

Shopping trolley

Started by Marnik in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Marnik yesterday. 16 Replies

Hello all!I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They need to be strong enough to support a clay puppet in each one (although I could get round this by rigging them…Continue

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

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

Started by Jet Zhang in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 2 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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