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What do you build your sets from?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick May 16, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello People,Im currently a beginner to animation and is looking into making my set for a new animation, however i have no idea what the sets are made from, i know in context it could depend on what…Continue

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StopmoNick replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"A set is a piece of a world - any piece, any world that exists or does not exist - so it could be made of almost anything. For all sets, I start with a sheet of 12mm particle board for the ground. Then for interior room sets, next comes the walls.…"
May 16, 2013
robert mark dye replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"Thank you everyone for the replies, it's helped me a lot, now it's time for my building phase :-)"
May 16, 2013
Strider replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"Yes, use a hot glue gun for set building! It has several advantages - the main ones being that the glue 'grabs' instantly- you don't need to sit there and hold pieces for excruciating minutes - and the blue is thick like a stiff get,…"
May 16, 2013
Don Carlson replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"It is nice to hear someone championing cardboard. For a long time that's all I used for sets. The coating of clay on top make the cardboard more sturdy because of the wax in it (and also blended in with the material of the characters). Gatorade…"
May 16, 2013
Matt Chappell replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"Thin cardboard is best -- I like grabbing mine from pizza boxes (as long as they're not drenched in grease.) Cereal boxes are also great for creating small curved details.  Depending on how large the set is, I'll either build a wooden…"
May 16, 2013
robert mark dye replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"I can get my hands on lots of cardboard, do you put thin card on top of another to thicken or try to find an already thick bit? I can get more thin pieces than thick and bulk my set that way. Do you use ordinary glue, industrial strength glue or…"
May 15, 2013
Matt Chappell replied to robert mark dye's discussion What do you build your sets from?
"Anything and everything.  I like to work with cardboard because it's cheap and plentiful.  I've never had any issues.  It really depends on what you're building though.  MDF and Balsa are also great materials to…"
May 15, 2013
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What do you build your sets from?

Hello People,Im currently a beginner to animation and is looking into making my set for a new animation, however i have no idea what the sets are made from, i know in context it could depend on what your wanting it to look like, ie wooden look, metalic look etc but just for the basic strength of the set, whats good to use?Now i think strong cardboard could be good, but it could lose its strength after a while and sag but quick and cheap to make,A wooden base set could also be good, strong and…See More
May 15, 2013

A new stop motion clip

I am very slowly moving towards making my own stop motion short film/clip

I did a random clip in school and i loved every moment of it, for a first time attempt i didnt think i did to bad.

i am currently gathering together a story in my head, but my troubles will be the background and foreground, i want it to look fantastic but i have a nack of making things look bad, also the details of the clothes, or anything fine detail basically.


I dont have any space at home to make anything, which is so annoying, i want to start making, creating and getting on with it, once i have a location, i can start moving forwards creating the different sets and the people.

If anyone has good ideas for set making, background and foreground techniques, please feel free to post, anything will be valuable.

Thank you for looking at my page,

Regards

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