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Narrow Joints

Started this discussion. Last reply by philthethrillkill Nov 18, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone use/know of a method to make very small joints for a ball and socket armature?  I'm talking about knee joints in particular, so they can actually be hinge joints if that makes it any…Continue

Tags: armatures, knee, joint, armature, small

Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jul 6. 3 Replies

I've been trying to find a good way to get parts for a ball and socket armature I'm constructing.  Over at stopmotionstore.com (animateclay), I saw that they were selling all of these different…Continue

Tags: rods, steel, bearings, barbells, socket

Silicone Casting Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Hartman Apr 10, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm trying to find something I can use to block off parts of the mold, so I can cast the head of a puppet with two solid chunks of color.  I am using Ecoflex 00-30, and when I tried painting it into…Continue

Tags: ecoflex, curing, smooth-on, mould, mold

Seeking Stop-Motion Summer Internship

Started this discussion. Last reply by Warren S. Mar 13, 2013. 3 Replies

I've been on the lookout for stop-motion internships during the summer.  Many studios don't seem to have any internship opportunities posted on their websites (if they exist at all).  I'm currently…Continue

Tags: internships, internship

 

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Mike replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"Not sure about buying wholesale, but the barbells you'd be looking for are typically for tongue piercing (also belly, nose, ears, ec). The stainless steel ones are ideal, but they also sell plastic ones if you're looking to experiment with…"
Jul 6
Austin Taylor replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"I would love to hear what kinds of things you ended up buying! I'm in the market for an armature myself, but I don't have welding supplies and my budget is slender at best. If you could just give me some keywords and particularly useful…"
Jul 3
philthethrillkill replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"hot  needles into mardi gra beads with bigger ones hollowed out mealted  and streached"
Nov 18, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"This is the camera with skinny emu legs, nothing but wire in there.  I don't think I could have done joints that thin, even with thin chain plates, because the Allen key heads on the screws stick out on one side, and the nut sticks out the…"
Nov 17, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Thanks, all! I think I'll just end up using wire.  It might make animating slightly more difficult, but I've got to get moving with this project. I think the ones on the stop motion shop would still be too wide, anyway.  In the…"
Nov 16, 2013
susanna replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"you could also check out the joints that are used in glasses, they can often be tightened and are tiny.  or tim spring, who makes really small joints: http://www.stop-motion-armature-components.com/ ; "
Nov 15, 2013
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Perhaps the best thing is the threaded rods with integral balls - no threadlock or brazing necessary! Reasonable value too."
Nov 15, 2013
Paul replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Don't think I had ever visited the Stopmotionshop before! Some pretty nice stuff there!! "
Nov 15, 2013
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Have you looked at the 5mm ball and socket joints from Julian Clark? http://www.stopmotionshop.com/5mm-ball--socket-joint---double-222-p.asp They are 13mm x 8mm x 6mm. Or is that still too big?  "
Nov 11, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"I use chain plates, from drive chains from motorcycles or machinery, when I need really thin thin ball joints.  They are made from a hardened steel so can be thin but still strong.  Not sure about bicycle chains, if they are strong enough…"
Nov 11, 2013
Jonathan Hartman posted a discussion

Narrow Joints

Does anyone use/know of a method to make very small joints for a ball and socket armature?  I'm talking about knee joints in particular, so they can actually be hinge joints if that makes it any easier.  Most of what I see (aside from feature film armatures) are tremendously bulky.  I'm fairly inexperienced with ball and socket, so if it seems unlikely that I'm going to be able to pull it off, please let me know.I would need these joints to be significantly narrower than 1cm.Now that I'm…See More
Nov 10, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"Nevermind, guys!  After several hours one eBay, I was able to find some assortments for a decent price.  If anyone else is interested, I can link to some of the sellers."
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman commented on Richard Svensson's photo
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Arsinoitherium

"So you make a shallow mold from the pelt sculpt out of plaster, then pour latex into it?"
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman posted a discussion

Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures

I've been trying to find a good way to get parts for a ball and socket armature I'm constructing.  Over at stopmotionstore.com (animateclay), I saw that they were selling all of these different lengths and diameters of pre-threaded rods and balls.  Unfortunately, mostly everything is sold out.  I eventually found a video explaining that they had purchased a lot of barbells usually used for jewelry.Does anyone have any good leads on similar supplies online?  I'm having trouble finding suppliers…See More
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman commented on Will Horne's photo
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Priory Tree (s)

"Awesome!  What did you use for the leaves?"
Oct 9, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to JohnBen Lacy's discussion Kapa-line Substitute?
"Did anyone ever end up getting any quotes for shipping or the alternate material?"
Apr 17, 2013

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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 Annie Wong 9 hours ago. 6 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

Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Buckner 19 hours ago. 9 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 18 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

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 240 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh on Wednesday. 6 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

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