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I've Tried Everything - Flickering Issues...

Started by First City Films in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by First City Films 54 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Getting ready to film a feature and I can't get rid of flickering issues. Have been watching Youtubers and reading blogs so I've blacked out everyting, using LEDs, have cranked my Fs up high as they will go and my SS down to the point of blowing out the picture (but found my best results at F11 and SS 1/3) on my Sony A77 with Zeiss 85mm. Still have some issues...see attached. Nothing auto is turned on. Any advice?  Thank you in advance.Continue

Tags: lights, flicker

Bearings for moco camera head

Started by Tatu P in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Richard Pender-Brookes yesterday. 32 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

Never Play Hangman With Matt Hardy!

Started by Red Spiral Productions in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT yesterday. 0 Replies

I've been making stop motion animations since the end of February 2020 and I'll admit I'm not the best. Here's one of my stop motions: Never Play Hangman With Matt Hardy! Hope you all like it!Continue

Missing sound - export via After Effects

Started by Miguel Angel "Chiyu" Helu in SOUND. Last reply by Evan DeRushie on Saturday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, Looking for some help, hopefully someone has already been in the situation I am right now and can give me some insights. The problem is sound. Somehow the sound clips are not been synced during my export via After Effects. So my procedure is the following: 1. Import raw photos into Adobe2. Change to 16 bit3. Change fps to 243. Export them into Quicktime Pro Ress 444 Is there an option in Dragonframe to make sure that the sound gets attached directly to the raw images? Thank you Continue

Tags: adobe, sound, aftereffects, export, dragonframe

Stop Motion build up Puppet Tutorial

Started by Herb Fabits in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Janine on Saturday. 2 Replies

Hello, i hope you are all doing well! This is the third Episode of my 4-Part Tutorial of "Making of build up Stop motion Puppets". Now the puppet gets his Latex skin! Check it out and leave me a commend if you have any question!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmn2m1cNzFAContinue

Music ready just the rest to do!

Started by Keith Adams in SOUND. Last reply by Simple Jack on Friday. 4 Replies

This is the music for a new animation, 'scrubbed' through to get the relevant points sorted for a dance piece featuring the duck puppet. Animatic made to ensure it all works, just the animation to go then....don't hold your breath!http://youtu.be/ixPjzHt9bUUContinue

Multiplayer – 3D Ios Mobile Game Development

Started by GameYan Studio in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Lerod Manji on Friday. 3 Replies

This is Fighting 3D Multiplayer Game developed for iOS platform. All 3D Art Work, Animation – Motion Capture developed by GameYan – Game Development Company.Continue

Tags: Animation, Cartoon, Design, Rigging, Modeling

Canon eos R or RP?

Started by Tatu P in CAMERA & STAGE Sep 17. 0 Replies

I am planing to bye new camera, and it seems that Canon EOS R or RP is way to go. Has enyone some experiences about those?Stopmotion Firmware is something that seems to be great for Dragon. But does it maes up the video shooting options? "The shooting screen cannot be displayed with resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and MF peaking will not show up even if [MF peaking settings] is set to [On] under the following conditions"Video options would be great for some video projects. For video R would be great, but with Stopmotion firmware HDMI out is disabled, and you can't use better video quality (10bit). So it seems that there isn't any reason to by R, and RP is way to go. (?)Does anyone have some experience about Canon eos R/RP?-TatuContinue

Tags: R, eos, Canon

Small puppet tips?

Started by Mark Francombe in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick Sep 16. 4 Replies

Hi, I´m planning a film now that requires me to use VERY SMALL characters. The set/location is fixed and a character would need to be no higher than 8cm in height...  Therefore I'm not expecting super quality movement (No articulated finger joint LOL) And at this stage I can design characters around the best techniques. I was wondering what tips you guys can offer me? Things I am thinking about.Any pre-made kids toys can be stripped with some articulation possibilities?I have a plan to coat all walkable surfaces with metal (not sure what- suggestions - any magnetic paints?) and place 1mm magnets in feet. Good or bad idea?Cloth or not? Was thinking of pseudo japanese long kimono type clothing (Its sci fi can look like anything I want) to hide legs, but as small magnification wont almost all cloth appear stiff and unyielding. Better to paint latex?Heads, I will want simple "open and shut" mouths for speech (no phonemes) so 2 (maybe 3) replaceable heads. Again thinking a magnet, but will I be able to rotate 2 magnets against each other? (this I can test myself)o r is there a better way for head rotation/replacement at this scale.I realise the best advice might be "don't do it" but I'm dealing with a particular scale here, I'll reveal when Im more underway. Thanks in advance!Continue

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