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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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Steven Hauben commented on StopmoNick's photo
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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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Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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how do you animate doll eyes with no hole?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hi guys,I have a question that no doubt many have run into before. I want to use doll eyes in my stop-mo puppets. The doll eyes come with a stem in the back, that's easy  to grind off so now they are round. But how do you animate them without…Continue

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Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

First Snow on crowdfunding portal!

Started by Karolina Čížková in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Karolina Čížková 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi stop-motion lovers! Stop motion film First Snow from Czech Republic is on crowdfunding compaign - on Hithit.com!Here is the link:https://www.hithit.com/en/project/339/prvni-snihTHANK…Continue

Tags: czech, republic, tradicional, snow, first

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Camera Shake Problem

Started by Haruko Napochka in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Haruko Napochka yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello, everyone! My name is Haruko Napochka, and I am totally newbie here. Mostly, I've been making/learning cut-out, but thanks to your web site, I've started experimenting wire armatures and tie downs with my paper marionettes.Today, I've just…Continue

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Nice creepy dark carnival type stopmo in American Horror Story: Freak Show opening credits

Started by Strider in STOP MOTION ON VIDEO. Last reply by Philmation on Saturday. 7 Replies

Just saw the premiere tonight, and was amazed to see stopmotion in the credits. Oh, some weird sexual stuff going on, mostly between skeletons - just a heads up. Continue

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