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ios software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Apr 29. 8 Replies

I'm going to be doing some travelling for an extended period. Techwise I'll have my ipad mini in tow. Given the massive compromise in this hardware, can anyone offer an opinion on stop motion apps I…Continue

Positionable eyes in sculpy head...

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick May 6, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm building a cartoony robot puppet out of sculpey and am trying to figure out how to work in the eyes such that they are possitionable. Best I can come up with is building it in two halves with the…Continue

Brush on Silicone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nadia May 12, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello, I'm starting to build my first wire armature puppet and, for a variety of reasons have decided to go for a build up method as opposed to casting. My question concerns silicone vs latex. Latex…Continue

Paper mache tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Schmidt Aug 24, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm a serious novice with stop mo but I would like to offer a suggestion for a paper mache technique you folks might find useful:…Continue

 

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Strider replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"Oh, I totally understand! That was just the train of thought that went through my head when I first saw the thread title. I was all like "waitwat?"  Bit I realized right away that wasn't what you meant. "
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"If it's not out of line, here is the actual app: http://boinx.com/istopmotion/ipad/"
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"I actually built a tripod mount pretty much as you described. It works pretty well. I'm going to modify it to function on a table top. Apparently you can lock exposure as well. The iPad camera does leave something to be desired but I have had…"
Apr 29
StopmoNick replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"Shutter release with the headphone button? Had no idea that was possible. It's sounding like it could actually work. Can you lock exposure as well as white balance and focus? You need some kind of stand - my case has several positions it can…"
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"I'm imagining hauling a couple lumps of clay and using a desk lamp maybe. I'm not a professional but am a passionate hobbiest. I always try my best to put my free time into artistic pursuits whenever possible. For example, I'm also a…"
Apr 29
Strider replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"(Iz scratching head trying to imagine hauling a set, puppets and lights along on the road for those sudden moments of inspiration)… "
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"Thanks Nick, all your points are well taken. That said, I think I found a candidate. It's called istopmotiion for ipad byBoinx software. Apparently, this app allows one to: lock focus and white balance Trigger "shutter release" with…"
Apr 29
StopmoNick replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"I have an app on my Ipad, but have never used it... just have to check what it is called.  It was free so what the heck. Ok, it seems to be called Stop Motion Studio.  The icon is a clapper board with a a "mickey mouse ears"…"
Apr 29
Steve Walther posted a discussion

ios software

I'm going to be doing some travelling for an extended period. Techwise I'll have my ipad mini in tow. Given the massive compromise in this hardware, can anyone offer an opinion on stop motion apps I might want along for the ride should inspiration and time permit? I have imotion HD but have recently discovered istopmotion for ipad which allows importing of audio with view able waveforms over the timeline. It also apparently supports 1080p. I recognize this will not be anything resembling a pro…See More
Apr 28
Lauren Schmidt replied to Steve Walther's discussion Paper mache tip
"I recently purchased the book "Creating Animal Sculptures Using Paper Mache Clay" by this same artist and it is very useful! You can achieve a great amount of detail using this form of paper mache clay. "
Aug 24, 2013
Nadia replied to Steve Walther's discussion Brush on Silicone?
"I agree with Anna.  If this is your first time with building, focus on Latex.  It's certainly cheaper and easier to start with. If you're worried about the decay, my sugesstion is to try pouring a mold rather than a build up, at…"
May 12, 2013
Anna Glanton replied to Steve Walther's discussion Brush on Silicone?
"If you want to work with silicone the best thing is to cast it. Painting it on is very tricky and can have unreliable results along side the fact that it doesn't like to stick to anything unless you treat the surface with Gi primer or have alot…"
May 11, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Steve Walther's discussion Positionable eyes in sculpy head...
"My eye beads are something like styrene plastic I suspect.  I buy them second hand at markets, as strings of white plastic beads.  And what I found was, leaving them embedded in unbaked sculpey for a few days, the beads started to dissolve…"
May 6, 2013
Sean O'Hara replied to Steve Walther's discussion Positionable eyes in sculpy head...
"Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I don't see why you don't just build the head as normal with the beads imbedded/ encased in the Sculpey? It bakes at a low enough temperature that most beads shouldn't have any issues."
May 6, 2013
Steve Walther posted a discussion

Positionable eyes in sculpy head...

I'm building a cartoony robot puppet out of sculpey and am trying to figure out how to work in the eyes such that they are possitionable. Best I can come up with is building it in two halves with the beads sandwiched between. I guess I'll need to line the sockets with rubber or something to hold the beads in place when positioned. I'm trying to avoid an "open" socket look like a skull otherwise I'd just stick them in place with a little plasticine. Anyone try anything like this? Thanks in…See More
May 6, 2013
Ron Cole replied to Steve Walther's discussion Brush on Silicone?
"There are additives for silicones from Polytek called 'PlatThix' and 'TinThix' which thicken their silicones to make them into a brushable gel. I've used PlatThix and it works great! The amount you add to the silicone mix is…"
Apr 30, 2013

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Slow Motion in Stop motion

Started by Santino Vitale in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián 9 hours ago. 8 Replies

I'd been experimenting with the possibilities of slow motion and how to achieve that slick, ultra slow look in stop motion. And after a while of testing, I decided to make a short film to showcase the effect. It is a spoof of all those fancy perfume…Continue

Tags: short, effects, film, CGI, fps

Classroom Set

Started by Dinoman217 in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Dinoman217 10 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello Guys! I'm trying to create a miniature classroom for one of my next films. Any ideas on how to make a Classroom set?Continue

Tags: Miniature, Set, Classroom, Dinoman217, Selick

Flesh-Colored Clay

Started by Dinoman217 in CLAY. Last reply by Don Carlson 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey guys! I know from experience that you can mix existing colors of Plasticine to get clay to get new colors. Do you guys know how to make flesh-colored clay?Continue

Tags: Peter, Selick, Henry, Lord, Nick

Advanced tie down methods

Started by Steven Topham in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Steve Copeland 18 hours ago. 6 Replies

I've historically always done the rod in feet, plugging holes method, but really want to up my game.I keep looking for behind-the-scenes footage that may give me a glimpse of how the larger studios do their tie downs. From what I gather, Laika does…Continue

Desperate for a Ball and Socket Armature

Started by Seigfrid Cabral in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Yorwick on Monday. 1 Reply

I'm kind of desperate for a ball and socket armature. I want an armature I can use without worrying about breaking in the middle of a scene. Sadly, the materials here relating to machining metal armatures are close to none, I can't afford the…Continue

The Green Wall: A Live Action/Stop Motion Short Set in Egypt

Started by Yorwick in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Yorwick on Sunday. 6 Replies

I have just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for my new short film, The Green Wall!The Green Wall is a live action/stop motion film that will be shot on location in a village in southern Egypt and on miniature sets in my studio in…Continue

Tags: Live, Action, Crowdfunding, IndieGoGo, Egypt

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