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Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Sep 28. 4 Replies

With all of their Indiegogo backers receiving their armatures and their official launch a couple of weeks ago, I've been seeing advertisements and rough reviews almost everywhere... but very little…Continue

Tags: Stickybones

What type of armature when building a 3ft (about 1m) tall puppet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shakycow Sep 13, 2016. 5 Replies

I've recently been requested to build a relatively life-sized crane.Up until now, any rig I've built has been out of aluminum wire and K&S brass tubing, but I'm worried if that would be strong…Continue

Tags: rig, oversized

Showreel - looking for critique, comments, advice, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cacá Veirano May 1, 2015. 1 Reply

For the past few years I've been focusing more and more on building my YouTube page and I figured I was long overdue on making a showreel for myself.I'd love to hear any comments, critiques, thoughts…Continue

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Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jan 5, 2014. 3 Replies

For a little over a year now, I've been making short and fun Barbie videos on YouTube and I've grown a decent following. My problem is that I'm ready to move on and make better animations and, while…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to Shakycow's discussion Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?
"I've just watched a short animation of a Stickybones figure climbing a rock wall, linked in FB group Stop-Motion Clay and Puppet Animation.  (It's on Vimeo, posted by Mielinero.)It is beautifully animated, real sense of weight,…"
Sep 28
Shakycow replied to Shakycow's discussion Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?
"Thanks for the replies and the links. Most of my work involves either wire armatures, action figures, or some type of mad scientist hybrid of the two depending on my needs.. which, for the most part, I'm fine with. There are times though, when…"
Sep 23
StopmoNick replied to Shakycow's discussion Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?
"I thought the Stickybones design looked great, but they are not a size I can make any use of in my films so I never ordered any.  I practice with my regular puppets, most of which have wire armatures.  I'm used to wire so they work…"
Sep 23
Roos Mattaar replied to Shakycow's discussion Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?
"Hi, I haven't used stickybones myself, but my friend did a four week animation course where she used the Stickybones for the exercises, so there are some of those animation tests online.This is my friend's compilation of the workshop…"
Sep 23
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Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?

With all of their Indiegogo backers receiving their armatures and their official launch a couple of weeks ago, I've been seeing advertisements and rough reviews almost everywhere... but very little actual animation. Mostly just unboxings, a display of range of motion, and random pose tests.I'm curious if anyone here had any experience working with one and if they'd be worth the price or if I'd just be better off getting a similarly priced (or slightly more expensive) b&s armature to do…See More
Sep 20

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My puppets are method actors who prefer to improv

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:42pm 2 Comments

When I first began venturing into animation, I often read tales from professionals who would talk about how they're merely guides making suggestions and that their puppets live and breathe on their own... that, in essence, the animators were the puppets and the puppets were the ones in control.

For the longest time, I never understood that. I thought of puppets as inanimate objects being moved exactly as the animator saw fit.

That belief only grew as I became a computer…

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