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Animatronics

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Vonachen May 19. 9 Replies

Has anyone ever done stop motion with animatronics?  It seems like that would be an ideal solution to doing stop-motion really fast.Continue

 

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John T. Vonachen replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"Redesigned to-scale human eyeball with u-joint."
May 19
John T. Vonachen replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"I use Dragonframe.  Thanks for everyone's input.  I was mostly interested in knowing if other people already do what I have in mind.  It looks like that is not the case, which I'm glad because it means if I do and use it to…"
May 18
Simon Tytherleigh replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"One possibility might be to use the Arcmoco motion control within Dragonframe. This can control up to 8 stepper motors, using an Arduino mega 2560, and of course they don't have to be used just for camera control. Roos Mattaar and I have…"
May 18
John T. Vonachen replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"Thanks for your input.  I found out that with the addition of a special servo controller board a Raspberry PI can control as many as 16 servos.  I'm working on a human head which is life sized.  I see what you mean by…"
May 18
StopmoNick replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"Ok, clearer now! That would require computer controlled motors to do every single possible movement, from full body down to fingers.  Very complex to build and rig.  A human needs only an articulated armature, animatronics need both the…"
May 17
John T. Vonachen replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"I don't think I'm explaining myself very well.  I'm describing a system where you can set it in motion and can be working on something else while it takes frame shots as fast as it can.  Like a frame every second.  It…"
May 17
StopmoNick replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"Ron Cole made a couple of puppets (for Fall of Gravity) with a complex cable system to do mouth movements, much as you might do for animatronics, but they were moved a frame at a time so it really was stop motion.      …"
May 16
John Oakley replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"I *believe* Gerry Anderson used radio-operated servos for a crude version of lip-sync in Fireball-XL5, The Mysterons etc., but I can't recall anyone going the full Disney theme park experience..."
May 16
John T. Vonachen replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"They would be different from animatronics because animatronics need to be less accurate about pose and more accurate with speed and movement.  These would be what I would like to call, "Posebots".  Puppets which only need to be…"
May 16
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Animatronics

Has anyone ever done stop motion with animatronics?  It seems like that would be an ideal solution to doing stop-motion really fast.See More
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