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EVA foam helmets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 21. 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. 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 replied to Natalie Grammer's discussion Hair for silicone puppet
"Looks much better than the results I got. Nick, was your homemade flocking gun mains powered/12V? It looks like it has a cable coming out of the back, presumably going into the PSU in the picture. Any videos showing how to make it, if so? Mine has…"
yesterday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Natalie Grammer's discussion Hair for silicone puppet
"Iulian, Thanks for this. It's good to pull these ideas together on one thread. I'll also try a thinned silicone next time. I am finding icing sugar an excellent dulling powder for the silicone."
yesterday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to James Brown's discussion White Latex
"Just mix some white acrylic paint into the latex. That should get you most of the way there. If the latex still looks a bit yellow when it has dried, you may need to add a tiny bit of blue to counteract the colour. If you need to apply paint over…"
yesterday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Natalie Grammer's discussion Hair for silicone puppet
"Just an update on the bug-catcher/flocking applicator. There are several video tutorials on YouTube for this. So I spent an hour or so making one using a metal tea-strainer. Sadly, while it is probably fine for grass, mine is simply not powerful…"
Saturday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Monica Broadley's discussion Android app for stop motion
"Oh dear. Don't know much about this, but here's a link to a review of apps: https://www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/10-handiest-apps-stop-motion-animation/ and Aardman have an app called Animate…"
Dec 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tekeyla Friday's discussion Lighting
"Several things you can do: Adjust the lighting. Move the lights further away, soften them with tracing paper. Adjust the camera. Increase your shutter speed or decrease the aperture (from e.g. f5.6 to f8) Adjust the puppet. Might be a very shiny…"
Nov 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"I think I like this one the best of all, as you can see in the picture that it is possible to adjust the bearings so they are tight against the rails. Carbon fibre is good, but stainless steel is also fine for the rails. Also seems very good…"
Nov 28
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tekeyla Friday's discussion Lighting
"Can you be more specific with your problem? What do you want to achieve?"
Nov 28
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"Hi there. Both the Ashanks and the ANJ sliders look pretty good. They are designed for live-action and time-lapse work, so I assume they have a stepper motor to do the incremental steps. It may be that the Kessler is not using steppers, so that is…"
Nov 28
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"More on drivers.... you can get Nema 23 low amperage motors, which means they can operate with the smaller…"
Nov 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"I like the Ashanks slider better, because the bearing are wider. They might be adjustable too. The other one, Yimidear, that I did suggest previously, looks like the bearings are not adjustable at all. If you go for the Ashanks one, there is another…"
Nov 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"The Arduino Mega 2560 is ideal for motion control, and the 8825 drivers are good for 1.5A without air cooling. They can cope with 2A if you add a small fan, like a computer fan, into the box where you fit them. They are better than the 4988 drivers,…"
Nov 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"They look similar to the Igus sliders, but they are not ball bearing, which is what you need for a moco rig. They are also quite narrow, and a rig ideally needs a wide base - 200mm or so. Narrow bases mean the rig is more likely to wobble, because…"
Nov 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"Hi there. The nema 17 motors you have are not very powerful, they are rated at 23 N/cm, which means they can hold 2.3kg at 1cm from the shaft centre. At 2cm this drops to 1.15kg, and so on. Probably OK for the focus motor, but not enough for the…"
Nov 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"Yes, the 14:1 is slow, and the 27:1 even slower. You set the jog speed, which is the speed it moves when you are setting up the shot and moving the moco rig to the correct position, in the DF ArcMoco dialog box. If you set it at 1 step per second,…"
Nov 24
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"Yes, the Igus slider is the best of that type of slider, and I think the bearings can be adjusted so they have not much movement. If you search in eBay for "ball bearing camera slider" you will find some and they are likely to be better…"
Nov 24

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

Hey, how is your project coming along?

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