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Wire Armature Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley Milton Strawn Mar 11, 2013. 13 Replies

If' I'm making a wire armature of a triceratops, how would I go about creating the head with the frill for either a build up method or foam casting ?  Thanks.Continue

 

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"Sorry didn't see this right away !"
May 20, 2013
Steven Hauben commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"Can you provide some description on how it was created ?  Thanks."
May 20, 2013
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"Do you have a blog/website discussing the making of the film - I'd like to know how you made you puppets and sets.  Thanks."
Apr 23, 2013
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"Can you describe how you built it ?  Thanks."
Apr 11, 2013
Stanley Milton Strawn replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"Hey, I'd probably wrap extra wire around the end of the neck wire, curve it around so it loops back on itself, tie it off with more wraps of wire, then Epoxy it -a glob of the putty type would work."
Mar 11, 2013
Steven Hauben replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"How would you secure the skull structure to the wire body so it will hold effectively ?"
Mar 11, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"There goes the box office, now that we've seen this detail photo there's no need to watch the whole movie!   That "sandy claws" texture looks great in a big closeup!  Some really nice details there, like the sharpened…"
Mar 10, 2013
Strider replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"@ Dan - you forgot the UUUUMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!  It's just not as powerful without the UUUUMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!  "
Mar 10, 2013
grecodan replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"I'm tellllllinnnnngggg!  (I kid.) "
Mar 9, 2013
Stanley Milton Strawn replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"Nice! Sweet Ron- I'm giggling right now!"
Mar 9, 2013
Ron Cole replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"I'll take this risk... "
Mar 9, 2013
Stanley Milton Strawn replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"Hi Steven, I don't think I can -sort of in the same boat as Ron, and the cyclops which he wants to share more pictures of...but we're under a "NDA" (non disclosure agreement). We can only refer you to the officially released…"
Mar 9, 2013
Steven Hauben replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"Stan, any chance you could post a photo of your creation ?  Thanks."
Mar 9, 2013
Wallace Jones replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"I used a technique similar to Stan's for a Monoclonius puppet. I drew the general shape of the frill on a piece of thin cardboard. (A old cereal box would probably suffice). I then cut the shape out with pinking shears to give the edges a…"
Mar 8, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"When I did a Chasmosaurus, I sculpted the head in plasticine, made a plaster mould, then cast it in foam latex.  Inside, there was a profile of the skull and beak cut out of 6mm ply, with a loop of wire running around near the outside edge of…"
Mar 3, 2013
Stanley Milton Strawn replied to Steven Hauben's discussion Wire Armature Question
"Hi, I would not use 2 part epoxy because of the weight-it's really heavy...at least not for the structure-maybe a thin layer to look like bone...BUT,I would first make the shape of the frill as a cardboard cut-out cardboard like the heavy gray…"
Mar 3, 2013

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DVD Tutorials

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 9:06am 0 Comments

Don't know if people are aware but besides Kathi Zung's foam rubber puppet making dvd, there is now Larry Larson's ball and socket armature construction dvd and Stan Winston's school has a lot a terrific dvd's on makeup and monster creation (the Garage Monster dvds 1 and 2 are well suited for animation models).

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Any New News About the Old Message Board?

Started by MartindeMadrid in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Strider 13 hours ago. 28 Replies

Haven't seen any updates recently about getting access going for the old SMA Message Board archive.  I really miss it, and need some of the information in it.  Just sayin'.Continue

Start of a new puppet

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by MartindeMadrid 14 hours ago. 53 Replies

Here's a new puppet I startedIt will have mouth open and side to side jaw motionContinue

Needing lights for stop motion

Started by StampMotionStudio in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 8 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some lights I can use for stop motion..Any ideas of what would work good? I'm hoping to get some lights that are cold and don't heat up really hot. Also all I would need is 2 or maybe 3.Even 1 would do for now, using a…Continue

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molding/casting plastic figures to make puppets

Started by vanilla gorilla in CASTING. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 12 Replies

Ive been looking at trying some molding and casting lately with different objects for props and puppets and what not for some stopmo videos im working on. I have some plastic figures of dinosaurs and animals that I would love to turn into stopmotion…Continue

Body paint stop motion music video

Started by Tim in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Strider on Friday. 1 Reply

This is a video I directed for Australian band Royston Vasie.  Motion shots were done with a dynamic perceptions dolly and dragon frame.  Painting was done by talented make up artist Sahra Bull.  Continue

My graduation project, what do you guys think?

Started by Katty in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Strider on Friday. 2 Replies

Hello my name is Katty Aoun, I graduated last spring with a bachelors in Fine Arts. My thesis project was a series of finger print drawings but i decided to work on a stop motion short I had in mind. My problem was that this would be my graduating…Continue

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