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Question about replacement faces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Jeschke Nov 29, 2012. 8 Replies

Hello! I have a question about replacement faces.My puppets must have a lot of facial expressions. So I'm thinking about replacement faces technique. Not the whole face but the upper and lower parts…Continue

Tags: help, technique, puppet, replacement, face

Help! Question about set cover and tie-down

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jul 25, 2013. 14 Replies

Hello there!Making my fist stop-motion movie and have some questions about technique. I wanna use tie-dows and wooden set to make puppets stay sturdy, but I don't quite understand how to put a cover…Continue

Tags: decoration, help, stage, cover, set

 

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StopmoNick replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"I use screws from above when I have to move the puppet so far back that I can't reach both the puppet, and the tiedown underneath the set.  When my neck is pressed hard against the front edge of the particle board floor, then it's…"
Jul 25, 2013
Ellie Mumford replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"Hmmm ok so it sounds like maybe I should avoid magnets... unfortunately my computer lives at one end of my animating desk, so I'm reluctant to use rare earth magnets in case they have a disastrous effect on my hard drive! Wallace Jones- the…"
Jul 25, 2013
Wallace Jones replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
" For some reason, the magnets attract better through wood than cardboard. Maybe this has something to do with the density, but I am not sure. I used a really strong standard magnet that was salvaged out of a old computer for the anchor magnet…"
Jul 25, 2013
crazy chris replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"i can say from experience...if they arent rare earth magnets they wont attract through even thin cardboard , let alone plywood! You will have to pony up for the real mccoy or else be dissapointed... however when using metal sheeting as a floor with…"
Jul 25, 2013
Ellie Mumford replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"I was just searching the forum for posts about tie-downs and I came across this old thread!  I'm about to embark on my first proper animation and was really unsure about what to do in terms of securing my puppets.  My main issue is…"
Jul 25, 2013
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"Wow! Looks great! What are they made of?"
Dec 2, 2012
Russell Jeschke replied to Swirro's discussion Question about replacement faces
"there is alot more on there blog too  "
Nov 29, 2012
Russell Jeschke replied to Swirro's discussion Question about replacement faces
"Hi, I just saw your blog and remembered how very inciteful this was to me.. have a look. These brothers do amazing stuff! http://joshua-flynn.blogspot.com/2011/04/puppet-head-sculpt-mail-man-part-iii.html"
Nov 29, 2012
Wallace Jones replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"If you are using the first magnetic technique that I described the wire won't bend every time the foot rises because the second magnet underneath the table is removed. There is no magnetic force acting on the magnet in the foot at that point so…"
Nov 28, 2012
Swirro replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"Magnets seem to me be much easier technique to work with. My puppets is about 11 inches high with simple wire armature inside.   So, if  there will be magnets in its feet, then won 't the wire bend spontaneously every time foot…"
Nov 28, 2012
Swirro replied to Swirro's discussion Question about replacement faces
"Thanks for answers! Actually, I'm planning to use papier-mâché for both the head and face parts. Thus, the head will be something about 2 inches high (for 11  inches wire armature puppet) and weightless nevertheless! Would…"
Nov 28, 2012
StopmoNick replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"I pre-drill, in theory! Now and then, I need a hole where I didn't expect to, and have to drill one in the middle of the animation. The puppet has to be bent out of the way, and the hole drilled. Then I use a hand- held vac to clean up the…"
Nov 27, 2012
Steve Copeland replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"Nice answer Stopmonick and I am glad you posted the tutorial Strider. I have seen your video on Tie downs and the text tutorial helps fill in the blanks. I learned two major things. 1. Pre-Drill. I often wondered how you could get a hole drilled…"
Nov 27, 2012
Dave Hettmer replied to Swirro's discussion Question about replacement faces
"I've made replacement faces using magnets.  ( http://www.hettmerfx.com/stopmo_pirate.html )This also used replacement parts that stuck to the replacement face using Vaseline (eyelids, pupils). For those starting out in Replacement Face…"
Nov 27, 2012
Wallace Jones replied to Swirro's discussion Help! Question about set cover and tie-down
"Due to said problems with traditional tie-downs, I have started using magnets. I am sure there are better ways to do this, but I use magnets salvaged from old computers. They are strong, but not strong enough to fly across the room like some rare…"
Nov 27, 2012
MartindeMadrid replied to Swirro's discussion Question about replacement faces
"Swirro, I am NOT really knowledgable in this, so take what I say with a large dose of salt, but I would imagine if you wore latex or nitrile gloves, it would help keep the clay clean longer. I have heard of two ways of attaching features to…"
Nov 27, 2012

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The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Zaid 12 hours ago. 10 Replies

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

Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Roger Beck 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

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

Stop motion Slider - Motion Control system recommendation

Started by Jantsch Niko in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 2 Replies

hello,i´m currently looking for an affordable Motion control system, do you have any suggestions?(preferable a system that works together with dragon stop motion)there is the axis360-pro from cineticsor the slider plus pro from edelkroneWhich system…Continue

DARK EARTH

Started by mattosaurus in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION yesterday. 0 Replies

This is a must-fund project for a must-see movie.[url]https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dark-earth-period-set-science-fantasy-adventure[/url]Continue

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

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

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