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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 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…"
Monday
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
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
"Use old manual lenses, get them secondhand off eBay. Reject any that have fungus or other problems, stick with decent brands. Nikon is the best. Buy cheap adapter rings to fit them to the Canon Eos mount. Then you don't get any flicker because…"
Apr 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Blann's discussion Clothing or Silicone?
"Silicone is quite heavy so using it just for exposed flesh is quite a good idea. There are some other threads on this site with lots of tips for painting silicone. It's not so much that it is tricky, more that you have to mix it up yourself.…"
Apr 14
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion best material for body forms
"Pre made solid blocks? That would be wood then. Balsa is too weak, but pine is ok. Have you looked at Polymorph? It is a removable plastic that is great for doing shapes and sets pretty firm."
Apr 12
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ursula Hitler's discussion 3D pen with flexible filaments to make puppets?
"The pen instructions just mention PLA and ABS as the plastics it can melt and extrude. The filament does not describe itself as flexible, just 1.75mm PLA. The big reel I bought is the same flexibility as the sample stuff that came with the pen. If…"
Apr 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jasper Kuipers's discussion Finity calling finished after 8 years!
"Well done, and good luck with the premiere! What you have shared looks so stylish and beautiful, you deserve awards!"
Apr 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Momo's discussion Need help with supply listis
"Hi there. Your list looks good apart from the Chavant clay. You only need one block of this stuff, as it can be reused. I had a look on Amazon.com and a single block seems to be offered at about $20. Wire choice: You might need some 2mm dia wire for…"
Apr 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ursula Hitler's discussion 3D pen with flexible filaments to make puppets?
"Hi there. The pen I have, which is not the most basic, has an adjustment for flow, so the plastic extrudes faster or slower. Haven't played with this yet, but I expect it will afford more control. The filament I am using is PLA, and this is a…"
Apr 1

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

Hey, how is your project coming along?

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