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Wrought iron gates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Z Mar 6. 8 Replies

Here's a pic of some gates I have just finished for my film. They are about 200mm high and made using thin aluminium bent rather like full-size wrought iron, and glued with superglue. Frames are in…Continue

Eyebrow paddles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 3. 2 Replies

I wonder if I can tap the collected SMA brains on the subject of eyebrow paddles, which I am not doing too successfully just now.I have used T shaped paddles with a little bit of epoxy putty on the…Continue

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 Greyguy Feb 9. 6 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

 

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Simon Tytherleigh commented on Roos Mattaar's video
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WELDER - My Octopus Mind - music video

"It's a lovely piece of work, Roos!"
Saturday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"One possibility might be to use the Arcmoco motion control within Dragonframe. This can control up to 8 stepper motors, using an Arduino mega 2560, and of course they don't have to be used just for camera control. Roos Mattaar and I have…"
Saturday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion FOAM MOULDS, RELEASE AGENTS, SEALING...
"Yes, soap is the stuff! It can also be used when casting silicone in a plaster mould. When sculpting and creating the mould, I use a clay slip to ensure two plaster halves will separate. Vaseline does work, but will not go smooth, so if you get it…"
May 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Wyatt Ayars's discussion Small Armature Joints
"Animation Toolkit in the UK. They have 3mm joints."
May 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Roo Nelo's discussion Possible camera issue causing misaligned frames?
"You said you hooked up to the new camera, so I assume that is the Canon. Using another framegrabber eliminates anything within DF as a fault, but does not exonerate the laptop entirely. Although goodness knows how the laptop itself could be at…"
May 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Roo Nelo's discussion Possible camera issue causing misaligned frames?
"So if they are misaligned however you import them into the computer, the issue must lie with the physical set up. Do you weight things down with sandbags etc to prevent movement? If it still happens when you have used another table, then maybe it is…"
May 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Hazard suit puppets
"Any pics of what you want it to look like?"
Apr 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Homemade b&s armatures - So close but so far
"I am still doubtful about whether you will succeed with plastic, but if you are determined to continue, I wonder if you are using the right sort of plastic and going about it the right way. The joint plates need to be made in quantity to identical…"
Apr 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Roo Nelo's discussion Possible camera issue causing misaligned frames?
"Oh no! At least if it was the camera you would have found the problem... but then at least it means your camera is fine. So, if it is not the set and not the camera, it must be the computer. I assume you are using Dragonframe. What about taking some…"
Apr 28
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Yiorgos's discussion Set design materials and model cars
"That's about right. It assumes six seconds per session, so some shots might be a lot quicker, but some might take a lot longer. I had to do two passes for a shot with foreground and background figures, so that one took 2 days for about 8…"
Apr 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Yiorgos's discussion Set design materials and model cars
"It's a good question. When I worked in (live action) television we reckoned on 4 mins a day for a serial, 2 mins a day for a costume/ high production values drama. For stop motion 6 secs a day is a good estimate for an average, but there should…"
Apr 27
Simon Tytherleigh commented on Simon Tytherleigh's video
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moco graveyard shot

"Yes, the moco move disguises the fact that nothing is really happening in the shot until the hand appears. Version 2 of rig is in use, and I have a mind to make a third."
Apr 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Yiorgos's discussion Set design materials and model cars
"Hi Yiorgos Long exposures, about half a second or so, enable you to bring the ISO right down and control depth of field with the aperture. Use old manual lenses with no automatic controls on them if you possibly can. The exposure length also…"
Apr 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Yiorgos's discussion Set design materials and model cars
"Briefly... 1. MDF is a good building material for walls. It is worth constructing an animating table high enough for you to stand comfortably at, into which you can fix your set. 2. Water is hard! Try hair gel. For trees have a look at the railway…"
Apr 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Aksel's discussion Animating Water?
"I have been struggling to work out how they linked everything in the Two Balloons clip, and your concept of a frame and dowels with cams makes more sense. Above the cam frame would need to be some structure to support the rod followers. Once set up,…"
Apr 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Aksel's discussion Animating Water?
"Ok, so this one will blow your mind... https://vimeo.com/225689550 As far as I can see, it uses a single motor to make a load of rods move up and down. The rods hold up a wrinkled sheet of plastic that simulates the small waves, and so you get…"
Apr 25

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

Hey, how is your project coming along?

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I made another test animation - walk cycle

Heyo,Here's my first walk cycle test. I have access to my school's studio for the next month, so…See More
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Adding some green screen

"I was wondering if there is a general consensus regarding the use -or not - of a green screen.…"
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Beaver sculpture need suggestions.

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