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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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Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside a latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space

Started by Eric Halloy in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 3 Replies

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside my latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space between the skin and the armature. The brand is FlexFoam-it III (the three pound density). I am at the stage in the construction of my puppet where I can…Continue

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Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen on Thursday. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

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