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
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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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Stop motion Slider - Motion Control system recommendation

Started by Jantsch Niko in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Evan DeRushie 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

hello,i´m currently looking for an affordable Motion control system, do you have any suggestions?(preferable a system that works together with dragon stop motion)there is the axis360-pro from cineticsor the slider plus pro from edelkroneWhich system…Continue

Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Roger Beck 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Zaid 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside a latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space

Started by Eric Halloy in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 3 Replies

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside my latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space between the skin and the armature. The brand is FlexFoam-it III (the three pound density). I am at the stage in the construction of my puppet where I can…Continue

DARK EARTH

Started by mattosaurus in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION on Thursday. 0 Replies

This is a must-fund project for a must-see movie.[url]https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dark-earth-period-set-science-fantasy-adventure[/url]Continue

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen on Thursday. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

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