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Stop Motion Light Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 5. 6 Replies

Hey Guys!I'm looking to build a light kit for my home studio and I have done quite a bit of research but now I am to the point where I want to buy something by the end of the week.What are some of…Continue

Modeling Faces for 3D Printing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heinzeroth Nov 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey Guys!So I have a quick question and need some direction...I am in the process of teaching myself Maya and wanted to know if there are any tutorials out there that cover creating face sets for the…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Stop Motion Light Setup
"The Arri lights sound good, especially the smaller ones, and if you can get them at a good price. I understand the Chinese knock-offs are pretty variable in quality. Things like barn doors are really important. I also have some little wire mesh…"
Sep 5
StopmoNick replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Stop Motion Light Setup
"If you have outdoor scenes that cover a large area (like maybe 3 or 4 metres wide) then you may want one big bright light to act as the sun.  I used to shoot on film, and used a 2000 watt Blondie for that.  But now I find a PAR 56 300 watt…"
Sep 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Stop Motion Light Setup
"If you have a very large studio, then the big lights you mention might just be needed. Otherwise even the 650 is too much. Lights don't really need to be much above 150W equivalent. Bear in mind that dimming can present its own problems with…"
Sep 4
Kevin Stratton replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Stop Motion Light Setup
"Dede lights are a little out of my price range. I'v heard everything you have both said about the red heads so I'm glad I got that cleared up. I really like Arris product. 2-4 150s, a few 300 and 650s. What about a large envioronment light…"
Sep 3
StopmoNick replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Stop Motion Light Setup
"I agree, don't use the redheads.  They use too much power, get hot, and are much brighter than we need these days.  Also the globes are unpredictable, they can blow after an hour, a week, or a month or two.  I used a set of…"
Sep 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Stop Motion Light Setup
"Don't buy tungsten redheads! They are 800W and run very hot, likely way too bright for any stopmo stuff except lighting huge sets. LED panels seem to be the way to go for general lighting, and there are quite a few on offer. I have a 300 LED…"
Sep 3
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Stop Motion Light Setup

Hey Guys!I'm looking to build a light kit for my home studio and I have done quite a bit of research but now I am to the point where I want to buy something by the end of the week.What are some of the lighting setups that others are using for their work? I've been thinking about grabbing a few Red Head Tungstens from Came Tv. I can pick up 3 for around $300 and I know Aardman uses a few of them around their sets. I am unsure of what I should buy that will light my set from above? Maybe a large…See More
Aug 31
Kevin Stratton replied to Stuart Bury's discussion Winder rigs/rack and pinion rigs
Dec 12, 2016
Kevin Stratton replied to Marnik's discussion Winder rig
"Just found these. Not sure if anyone has made a better version but these look pretty awesome! http://quantumcatwinders.com/product/dual-winder-kit/"
Dec 12, 2016
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Modeling Faces for 3D Printing
"I haven't ventured of the site's main page into the forums for a while, so I hope this isn't too late for you. Here are some videos to look at. I'm not entirely sure they show you exactly how to do what you want, but it might…"
Nov 19, 2016
Kevin Stratton posted a discussion

Modeling Faces for 3D Printing

Hey Guys!So I have a quick question and need some direction...I am in the process of teaching myself Maya and wanted to know if there are any tutorials out there that cover creating face sets for the replacement face method of Stop Motion. So basically I want model my characters in Maya and once they are modeled I want to create masks for facial expressions.I am a bit stuck on how to create masks from my modeled character and I am especially worried that these masks will not fit perfectly onto…See More
Aug 29, 2016

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