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EVA foam helmets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 21, 2017. 3 Replies

I thought I would add a couple of pics on here to show some helmets I have made from 2mm EVA foam. They are glued together with contact adhesive, then coated with thinned PVA to fill the texture and…Continue

Sudden camera shutdown

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 4, 2017. 7 Replies

Anyone got any suggestions on this issue?My Canon T3i (600d) occasionally shuts down for no apparent reason during animating. It's not doing the going to sleep action, which is accompanied by a…Continue

silicone on hair and costumes

Started Dec 30, 2016 0 Replies

Has anyone experience of using silicone on hair and costumes, like they did for KUBO? Any tips? Anyone from LAIKA able to share your technique?I tried brushing some coloured Platsil gel 10 onto some…Continue

First test for DIY moco rig

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 30, 2016. 16 Replies

At long last I have finally got my moco rig working, thanks to a busy weekend with Roos Mattaar. It's a 6 axis rig with a crane arm and a 1.5m track. Connecting everything up has been quite a…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh commented on Charles Brunson's blog post new art teacher/ middle school -I'm trying to prove my case of the benefits of teaching animation to my students
"So many skills, that give practical application to subjects like Maths: scale, proportion, measuring, timing. Learning to pay attention to details and observing movement are also skills useful for any sort of art, but even things like design and…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Cameron Gordon's discussion How to cover a ball and socket armature?
"Wrap it with PTFE plumbers' tape."
Jul 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Hair for Silicone heads
"Hand punching hair is good for thin or balding hair, as you can see the scalp through it. To make a punch, take a sewing needle and cut or file off half of the eye. You then have two prongs, a miniature fork. The ends should be sharp for penetrating…"
Jul 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Geoff Clark's discussion The 12fps / 24fps conundrum
"Bear in mind that if you animate in two's but move your camera every frame, then on alternate frames the camera will move but the puppet won't, so will appear to move backwards, giving a very unpleasant jerkiness. So the rule is, if…"
Jun 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Blann's discussion Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens
"Great lens. You will not be disappointed. Reviews all class this as excellent."
Jun 22
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Blann's discussion Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens
"Absolutely it will. I have the same lens. Do not buy anything that has fungus or other issues with it. And you need a cheap metal adapter ring, also available on ebay. I also have the Nikon 55mm macro lens, and I think this is superior, but it is a…"
Jun 16
Simon Tytherleigh replied to RiggsMcClane's discussion Have You Used A Morezmore Armature?
"My only comment is that the shoulders come straight out. If you use a lower chest block with rods coming upwards to a joint, then outwards, it allows the possibility of shrugging the shoulders. Not a problem if you don't need that sort of…"
Jun 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"I have just been going through this process for my own script, and once i got the sequences numbered i started work on the storyboard with an artist who specialises in them. He drew about 350 sketches. Then I put them all in a timeline, guessing at…"
May 21
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Hi Graham. Just read your script and I have a few comments to add. I agree that it has a lot of potential and could be a very interesting film. My first comment is to suggest you organise the script layout. You need to break the whole thing down…"
May 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to David Braga's discussion What goes under silicone?
"I am hoping to do a demo/workshop of homemade moco rigs at Roos and Joseph's studio in Bristol in the autumn, and maybe we should organise something on silicone puppets?"
May 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"OK, just to throw in another idea, as this thread is about an alternative to foam latex. I have made some pieces using liquid latex as a poured-in skin in a mould, backed up with Flex Foam, also pured into the mould. It makes a simpler alternative…"
May 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to David Braga's discussion What goes under silicone?
"Hi David, I didn't see it was you posting...  Perhaps we can do some of this together sometime? I am a little tied up just now with sailing, but in the autumn I want to get some Soma Foama and do some skin making."
May 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Darius Stuart's discussion Making silicone hands
"Learn from each attempt you make, even, perhaps especially if it fails. If you get a method that works well for you, stick with it and make incremental improvements. There's a great video from Tested where they look at mould methods used by…"
May 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to David Braga's discussion What goes under silicone?
"One thing I have tried a little is to use builders' silicone, the stuff that comes in a tube usually for sealing baths and kitchen sinks. There is a version that is called 'neutral cure' and this is the better. less aggressive…"
May 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Hi there. I can shed some light on gelatine as a material, having used it for many years to make appliances. It is definitely not suitable for anything that is intended to last, as it will lose the water content and change shape. It will also tear…"
May 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Darius Stuart's discussion Making silicone hands
"Ideally you should follow the practice of casting something flexible in a rigid mould and vice versa. So you would not normally use a silicone mould to cast silicone. You could re-sculpt your hand and not bake it, then cast it in a plaster 2 part…"
May 3

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At 8:17am on January 5, 2015, Nat said…

Hey, how is your project coming along?

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