Greyguy
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Greyguy's Discussions

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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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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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 17 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

Tags: clay

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon on Tuesday. 13 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga on Monday. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

Tags: first, stop-motion, Christmas, camera, teen

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