Hello,I'm a newcomer to stop motion, and I have been reading up on everything I can for a bit over a month now. Just over the weekend, I decided to start animating objects to get a feel for it. My…Continue
"I would recommend reading Exploring Visual Storytelling. Here's an Amazon link. I recently finished it as I've been working on turning my loose ideas for my first short film into an actual script. The book aided me in figuring out…"
"I decided to make another attempt at test shots today. I ran off the idea of the camera adjusting by itself after a period of inactivity yesterday. What I did this time was force the camera into inactive mode by using Ctrl + J, I believe. Then I…"
"Looks like the white background is making the camera adjust the brightness down.
You must have fairly dim light to need 4 seconds at f-11 and 200 ISO. You might be able to open the lens even more, to f-8 perhaps. You need enough focal…"
"StopmoNick - I was able to make the EV change values by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture. Upon taking a test shot, the EV value would reset back to showing up as +0.
I double checked and my camera and lens are set to manual. I also tried…"
"Nikon live view does not have exposure simulation... so it's not going to adjust to show you what the final shot will be like.
Nikon live view tries to give you something you can see, and this usually means achieving a middle gray overall…"
"Sorry, didn't realise the Exposure Preview Offset was only there for Canon cameras.
If you are taking manual exposures, you should be able to get your test shot looking as bright as you want it. While the live view exposure you are…"
"I looked in Dragonframe, and I don't seem to have an Exposure Offset under Camera Settings. I checked Dragonframe's FAQ, and it seems the issue is that I am using a Nikon camera. Apparently it does not have exposure simulation like Canon.…"
"The live view is a video feed, so it does not benefit from a longer exposure to get enough light, like a still photo can. So it used Gain, which will make the image noisier. It is also a lower resolution than the still images you are…"
I recently acquired Dragonframe 3.6. After watching a few tutorials, I did my first animation on it in late March, which can be viewed here on youtube. I haven't had time lately to make another till today. Upon setting my equipment up, I noticed that my live view always had noise. The focus was also pretty bad regardless of how much I adjusted the focus. However, when I took test shots, it was perfectly noise free and in…See More
"I'd like to participate in this after seeing the first one. I need a bit of clarification though. My understanding is the first frame needs to have the character facing the right side of the screen. Then it can do a twirl or anything. Final…"
"Simon Tytherleigh - Thank you for the advice. Easing the camera in/out was something I completely forgot to do since I was so focused on making sure I moved it and remained aligned. My setup was just an iPad sitting on a stack of books, which as you…"
"Looking pretty good, and you managed to get some character into the dog.
The frame rate of 24 fps is good, stick with that. Yes, it's smoother than 12 fps, and much smoother than slower rates like 8 fps, where no matter how good you are,…"
Hello,I'm a newcomer to stop motion, and I have been reading up on everything I can for a bit over a month now. Just over the weekend, I decided to start animating objects to get a feel for it. My third practice involved an attempt at a little camera panning, movement at various speeds, and adding character (it can be viewed here). Although I'm content with the result, I did wonder how people achieve very smooth and fluid animation.…See More
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