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Shining skin on foam latex

Started by Jet Zhang in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi,I made a search on Celebrity deathmatch series. I found the older version puppets were definitely made from foam latex with lots of wrinkles. While the newer puppets looked like made of foam latex too just with shining skin. I remember there are some ways to make this kind of skin but never tried:1. Dip the foam latex puppet into liquid rubber. (not sure if the pros-aid with color can tint the skin)2. Cut thin later of foam and re-cast with silicon. Anybody know about how to make the shining skin, please tell me and I will try it on my next puppets.Thanks!Continue

Shining skin on foam latex

Started by Jet Zhang in CASTING on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hi,I made a search on Celebrity deathmatch series. I found the older version puppets were definitely made from foam latex with lots of wrinkles. While the newer puppets looked like made of foam latex too just with shining skin. I remember there are some ways to make this kind of skin but never tried:1. Dip the foam latex puppet into liquid rubber. (not sure if the pros-aid with color can tint the skin)2. Cut thin later of foam and re-cast with silicon. Anybody know about how to make the shining skin, please tell me and I will try it on my next puppets.Thanks!Continue

Shining skin on foam latex

Started by Jet Zhang in CASTING on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hi,I made a search on Celebrity deathmatch series. I found the older version puppets were definitely made from foam latex with lots of wrinkles. While the newer puppets looked like made of foam latex too just with shining skin. I remember there are some ways to make this kind of skin but never tried:1. Dip the foam latex puppet into liquid rubber. (not sure if the pros-aid with color can tint the skin)2. Cut thin later of foam and re-cast with silicon. Anybody know about how to make the shining skin, please tell me and I will try it on my next puppets.Thanks!Continue

Shining skin on foam latex

Started by Jet Zhang in CASTING on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hi,I made a search on Celebrity deathmatch series. I found the older version puppets were definitely made from foam latex with lots of wrinkles. While the newer puppets looked like made of foam latex too just with shining skin. I remember there are some ways to make this kind of skin but never tried:1. Dip the foam latex puppet into liquid rubber. (not sure if the pros-aid with color can tint the skin)2. Cut thin later of foam and re-cast with silicon. Anybody know about how to make the shining skin, please tell me and I will try it on my next puppets.Thanks!Continue

Pigment oil clay

Started by Iulian Demetrescu in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Ed Riccardi on Sunday. 13 Replies

Hi,I know it's a silly question but how do you color /pigment clay? Here down under, acces to high quality clay is very limited. Van Aken or Newplast are impossible to find and buying from ebay has some huge shping costs ( up to 30 times the price of 500 g of clay). I found a good manufacturer of clay, the problem is they make only white clay. Hence the question... what pigments and/or inks i can use to give color to white clay? I am not talking about air dry or polymer clay. I am talking about non hardening oil clay which can be used for stop motion.Thank you for your help.Continue

Ball & Socket Armature Font

Started by Ron Cole in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Ed Riccardi Dec 7. 3 Replies

I've just completed creating a font specifically for stop motion enthusiasts. It's a complete alphabet including both capital and lower case letters, numbers and all the punctuation. (as you can see it looks really great when you apply a 'chrome' filter on it in Photoshop) It's available now on my website for a mere $3 USD for the TTF file that you can put into your font library and use in any application! Here's a link to my store - RonColeArt.com StoreContinue

Tags: letters, font

App that can remove rigs?

Started by Daniel Svensson in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick Dec 4. 2 Replies

I recently had a workshop with schoolchildren that got to create a stopmotion film on my android tablet using stop motion studio. On Friday we will have a screening. Before that I need to remove rigs and a couple of hands.The app itself has that function if you buy extra features. But I have a problem buying and installing them. Just get an error message.Normally I use dragonframe and photoshop. But my laptop died recently.Is there any other app out there where you can use a layerfuntion and erase rigs from still jpegs? Hope anybody can help me. Google refuse./DanielContinue

Tags: App

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Rob Nugen Dec 3. 550 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

Halloween with Corky and Clay

Started by Chris Johnson in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Dave Cooley Dec 3. 1 Reply

I'm developing some characters for an later project. My niece and nephew came up for Thanksgiving so I put this little clip together to show them. I learned a great deal from just this small project and already there are details that I know could have been done better. I'll just have to apply those ideas to the next clip, and the next one after that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbNFIyt6PeoThe main characters (Corky & Clay) are still being refined. The Halloween setting allowed me to cover up Clay in bandages but I'm still working on a face set (detailed in a later post)I welcome any commentsThank youContinue

Bearings for moco camera head

Started by Tatu P in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Tatu P Dec 3. 25 Replies

Hello wise board of SMA! I am planing to make simple moco unit with Arduino system. I got great help from previous post about the subject and from Simon Tytherleighs comments.Things have developped plesant ways since last time I looked to this subject. Seems that it is possible to do system with ~400€! One thing what puzzles me is bearings of pan and tilt head. I am planning to make U shaped one. Have you used some axial ball bearing for Pan? Maybe something like this:https://www.vxb.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Kit7852Or do you have it without any bearings, just wax or something?How about Tilt?Thank you,-TatuContinue

 
 
 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Shining skin on foam latex
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