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Using cushion foam with silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 1, 2018. 8 Replies

I meant to do this some time ago, but here is the result of my little experiment.The problem: silicone can be very heavy and bounces back into position when it is quite thick. There is a silicone…Continue

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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

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Shoes and cloths
"Nice work!"
3 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Derrick's discussion Simulating the stopmo look and feel
"Hmm... Let's just suppose you can reproduce all the things that make the handmade look in CG animation. Would that make everyone doing stopmotion redundant? As the elements that make stopmo so attractive are mostly to do with unevenness,…"
3 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Darius Stuart's discussion best editing software for macbook pro
"Adobe works well on my Macbook Pro, but these days there seems to be more and more open source software. Best of luck!"
4 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Darius Stuart's discussion best editing software for macbook pro
"I used Final Cut briefly for some live action projects, but find that Premiere does everything very well. I have CS6, quite an old version now, but it works very well. I use it in conjunction with After Effects and Photoshop. There's a thread…"
15 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ron Cole's discussion Dragonframe 4 Green Screen Issue Resolved
"Great advice, thanks. And the history lesson. Actually I am using a blue screen as a sky background quite a lot, but hadn't considered it for use as a small screen."
Wednesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ron Cole's discussion Dragonframe 4 Green Screen Issue Resolved
"Here's a couple of frames from the shot. I did the foreground figures going past first, with the little green screen inserted, then shot the background orphan on a second pass. I had a lot of issues with shadows and needed about 9 masks to cope…"
Wednesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ron Cole's discussion Dragonframe 4 Green Screen Issue Resolved
"This is great. Thanks so much to both of you for this. I fall into the mistake of just using the tools I am familiar with, so have never (yet) got round to playing with the whole toolkit."
Wednesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"Glad to be of help. Good luck! It is quite a challenge, but very satisfying once you get it going. Expect to have to modify things a little to improve them as you go. I look forward to seeing your progress. Go Tatu!"
Tuesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ron Cole's discussion Dragonframe 4 Green Screen Issue Resolved
"Thanks both. I use the pencil all the time, but haven't explored all the tools. The key looks to be really handy. I did a couple of passes on a shot recently with a little Greensleeves inserted to cover a section. This would help a lot. Onwards…"
Tuesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"If you use geared steppers there will be some backlash. The ordinary geared steppers seem to vary in their backlash quite a lot, and I found them unacceptable. The high precision ones are made much better, and their backlash is much…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"This is all sounding pretty good. Just make it as accurately as possible. For the stepper motors, I have found that the slower gearboxes, 30:1 and up are what is needed to slow things down. When you think about it the pan and tilt will not be…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"I think this is where your thrust bearing comes in, although it would not be necessary if you use similar bearings to mine, which are wide and stable. You want to avoid friction, or you get 'stick-tion' where something does not move when…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"Your design looks OK. The weak point is the pan bearing, which has to hold everything. So you need to make that good and strong. I don't think your system will work out much smaller or lighter than mine. Smaller bearings for the tilt will be…"
Jan 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"This moco rig setup has been used quite a few times, and once it is set up with minimum backlash, it does work well. The minimoco I made does not have a jib arm, and I think this limits its versatility, so I would recommend making a jib arm if…"
Jan 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"And a few more, showing that the whole camera mount can be adapted from commercially available brackets and sliding mounts. It's really important that you can adjust the position of your camera and the focus motor, hence the use of the…"
Jan 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tatu P's discussion Bearings for moco camera head
"OK, here are the pictures with some captions to help."
Jan 13

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