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Stop Motion Stage hints?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 1 hour ago. 14 Replies

Hi! Im just starting to build some kind of re-usable "stage" for my upcoming stop motion masterpieces. Im probably going to get into the whole Moco question, with stepper motors and arduinos and…Continue

Canon EOS + Nikon dragonframe combo... Im talking about the "flickering"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Francombe Mar 25. 8 Replies

Just a quick question.I'm just starting out on this stop-motion journey (after a 25 year break, I should say, used to be a Bolex 16mm guy in the 80s).Now I'm not too up to date, and not willing to…Continue

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Hi Mark Yes, the gears and bearings came from Servocity. If you are in the UK, they are distributed by Active Robots. I took the same approach as you, and found I was able to source quite a lot of parts. For example, the camera mount is a Fotomate 3…"
1 hour ago
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Impressive Simon!Can I ask, did you buy the cogs someplace? I feel I can probably make a few custom bits, buy a few brackets and camera mount parts, but the cogs and bearings Im not so sure about. Did you copy/follow a particular design, or just…"
2 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Hi Mark If you go to my Facebook page, Odd Planet Studios, you will find 3 pics of the pan/tilt head. I must put some more online of tbe whole rig, but these are a start!"
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Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"The big rig I constructed had 6 axes,T  Jib, Rotate, Pan, Tilt and Focus.  My small rig has only four axes,so lacks the up/down and rotation. Sounds like you a a bit of a pro at this... Any chance of you posting pictures for…"
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"On the camera/moco rig issue, the rigs I have built have been done from scratch without a 3D printer, although having recently bought one I am keen to design some printable parts for the rig. The big rig I constructed had 6 axes,T  Jib, Rotate,…"
Friday
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Finally... The tricky one... for the COMPLETE range of movement... (I might have to draw a picture for this... AND NOW I DID... see below)How can I motorise the raising and lowering of the whole shabang?As far as I can see there are 4 possible…"
Friday
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"I hope it makes sense for me to just carry on posting in my own thread?Current progress now, is that I have bought the X-slider recommended by @Scott DaRos. Not arrived yet, but got a custom slightly longer width rail. My intention is to DIY some…"
Friday
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"That looks so fantastic, I can certainly see a good reason to be able to store them away. My setup Im working on is very fixed... not too heavy or huge as yet, but might think a bit about how I progress further."
Friday
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Canon EOS + Nikon dragonframe combo... Im talking about the "flickering"
"OK just bought one... Thanks for the tip!I have an adaptor ring but weirdly it only fits a few of my Nikon lenses, so will have to see when this one arrives, but that shouldnt be aproblem, or expense really."
Mar 25
StopmoNick replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"My stages are folding rostrums, something that used to be used for stage and tv productions.  They come in various heights, I go for the 900mm (3 ft) height so I can animate standing up.  There is one shown opening up in my Tiedowns video…"
Mar 24
Scott DaRos replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"I usually animate camera moves by hand unless I'm working on a project with a moco operator. The X-Slider is nice and smooth and can be tensioned so it's fairly simple as long as I measure my increments and figure out my timing…"
Mar 23
Adam Taylor replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"That looks like a great set-up.  Enjoy animating again!  I'm so happy to hear of your return to the art form."
Mar 23
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
Mar 23
Adam Taylor replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Canon EOS + Nikon dragonframe combo... Im talking about the "flickering"
"The Nikon Ai-S AiS NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Micro MF Lens is amazing.  You can find them for around 100 USD on ebay, shipping from Japan.  The Nikon Ai-S line of lenses is fantastic. You just need a converter ring to use them on your Canon camera…"
Mar 22
Adam Taylor replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"I had never seen an x-winder before.  That is amazing!  Scott, is your x-winder motorized or do you animate your camera moves by hand? On the question of table height, I am with Scott. I prefer a standing table and generally build my…"
Mar 22
StopmoNick replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Canon EOS + Nikon dragonframe combo... Im talking about the "flickering"
"So, if the LEDs need a special dimmer that works by changing the frequency of pulses, maybe that means just dropping the voltage a bit won't dim them. That would be worth me getting some LED GU10 bulbs and testing them.  I have 2 or 3 of…"
Mar 22

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Hi Mark Yes, the gears and bearings came from Servocity. If you are in the UK, they are distributed…"
1 hour ago
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Impressive Simon!Can I ask, did you buy the cogs someplace? I feel I can probably make a few custom…"
2 hours ago
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I have a problem with my dragon frame please help me

Hi dear stop motion community,My name is Milena, I use the software dragonframe for animation. I…See More
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