I have been involved with beta-testing a new product, a fully 3D printable set of winders for stop motion animators. I think they are really well-designed and a proper tool for animating. At $20 for…Continue
"The LED lights are good, but a little word of warning. If you dim them a long way down, they can become less stable and introduce flicker. At high brightness levels they usually will not. Especially if you use long exposure times.
I am using a mix…"
"If you know what position the screw goes in, then you can just drill straight through the baseboard and fasten it from underneath. I use long M3 or M4 bolts with a wing nut to hold down the foot.
If you can see the holes in shot after the puppet has…"
"Just wondering if sugar might do the job. You could experiment by adding drops of food colouring perhaps or cooking it until it caramelizes. Then you could get it into a lump while it is still molten. You might then be able to nibble away bits of it…"
"Getting to be really nice looking.
One comment, although you are probably no concentrating on the boat at th moment. It should rock from wide to side once the wave goes under it, and should generally have some movement I suggest floating. Once the…"
"Nearly missed this thread! Really interesting to see what you are doing, as I have a lake to animate sometime. I liked the slats with the uneven front edge - perhaps moving it slightly sideways would also help to make the wave look less rigid?
This is something I find very difficult too. I believe the issue with the final render coming out different may be to do with not defining the color space when you are in after effects and premiere, then the computer makes its own…"
"Hmm. To capture in DF you have to press the button in DF, not a camera remote timer. So ideally you would need their wireless remote controller, and when you press that button to take a frame, it will capture what it sees at that moment.
I have done…"
"Hi there. I'm the Simon James mentioned above...
Brass is softer than steel and will wear more, but many people think it makes a smoother joint. Aluminium is probably one to avoid as it has a tendency to get a rough surface in contact with…"
"A lot of people seem to be going for the Sony cameras. But Dragonframe stil reckon that a Canon body with manual Nikon lenses works best for stop motion.
What you are asking is whether there is a camera that does everything well, and the answer is…"
"An excellent method is to silver solder a 3mm nut onto the outside of the bigger tube, having drilled a 3 mm hole through first. Then run a tap carefully through it to make sure it is clear, and fit a grub screw."
"I don't think this matters, as you will be using 1/32 microsteps, which can be dialled in on the boxed drivers I showed you. The steps are so tiny that it is pretty much impossible to see the movement if it is one step. My DF Arcmoco usually…"