Hi All,Didn't see much going on in here so I'd thought I'd break the ice. Fantastic workshops taught by former employees of the Trnka Studio. That and you get to be in Prague while you learn (if…Continue
"A long time ago at my outset I was blessed with the guidance of not one, but three master armature builders. They, as well as the rest of the artists in that studio, were selfless and quick to show me the best of their techniques. Who am…"
"You won't be disappointed. The only hurdle is prepping the sheets (if you're going with solid plates); 510 is tough stuff, steel-like in its machinability and cutting it into nice strips is not a fun activity. Once you have it in proper…"
"Can't say; haven't done a comparison. but I've made teeny joints with 510 p bronze, and it works fine; the alloy is specifically designed to be a bearing surface, and it is very strong. If I needed an even stronger joint, I could use…"
"Brass will braze to steel just fine. I use low carbon steel or 302 rod for connecting rods. You actually never want to use hardenable steel or you will wind up having the ball snap off the rod at the braze point. Using brass for the transition base…"
"Hi Strider, you'll still catch me lurking from time to time... ;)
I either recycled copper wire from whatever wire leads I had lying around or ordered pure copper spools from McMaster-Carr. Because it's so easy to anneal (aluminum will…"
As mentioned, copper will typically work-harden a bit slower than aluminum, thereby giving you more working life. You can extend the working life and make the copper more pliable (poseable) as well by annealing it gently with a…"
Hey, I thought you might be interested in the thread I just created about Byrne Power, Alaskan artist/puppeteer who's launching a documentary about European puppetry including stopmo. Here's the link: Gravity From Above.
I am going to start an animation project of sorts and am looking for input. I have a hobby collecting old nitrate motion picture film and will start to transfer them digitally early next year. Most will be heading to YouTube for free viewing before…Continue
Hi guys, I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about making sandwich plates out of brass, instead of mild steel? I understand that whatever material you use for the plates should be softer than the ball itself.I imagine tool steel is used in…Continue
Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue
Hi All.I am new here and new to stop motion animation.I have just bought my first basic armature kit.My hope is to learn as much as possible.Mainly:How does one add clay and sculpt?It comes with eyes,how do you add them?bRYAZZ. Continue