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
Here's a great in-depth interview with Producer Arnold Leibovit on the history of George Pal and how he created a niche for Puppetoons in the days of Disney vs Fleischer.https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-83-producer-arnie-leibovit-the-history-of-george-pals-puppetoons-puppetoon-movie-v2Continue
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
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
Looking for popular, free, and userfriendly animation plugins for my WordPress website. Something like a builder animation plugin. Moreover, looking for a WordPress maintenance service provider to set up these plugins on my website without crashing anything.Continue
Hello there,I found a lot of normal animation courses (3D) and so on on Aniamtion Mentor and Academy of art.After a lot of browsing I only found only one stop motion course at Animation ATeam.Does anyone know of any more on-line stopmotion courses?CheersGerardContinue
Hello,Lately I've been experiencing making a stop motion puppet for the first time !I only have to animate the arms and head of my puppet.As a first step, I made an aluminium wire and epoxy putty armature that seems okay.I was trying to get a very detailed appearence to the hands and the face of my character, so I chose sculpt them in plastiline. I chose ivory plastiline from Herbin, with a medium hardness:https://www.amazon.fr/Plastiline-duret%C3%A9-55-coloris-ivoire/dp/B004HE5P82/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=plastiline+ivoire+55&qid=1599837689&quartzVehicle=24-349&replacementKeywords=plastiline+ivoire&sr=8-1I thought of covering my armature with this clay too, as I've read in other forums that it was a good choice for a stop motion puppet because it woudn't dry or crack as other clays. Moreover my character has to be partially naked and I thought the plastiline's texture was nice to imitate skin.I colored my clay with a red pigment to get a pale flesh tone, and this step went fine too.Although when my I started putting clay on the armature and began moving the arm, the clay immediately cracked on the articulation. It clearly seems to come from the hardness of the clay that looks way too hard for me, but I've read that you should use hard plastiline when doing an animation puppet.I could re-heat my plastiline with a hair-dryer every time I have to move my character so this way it wouldn't crack, but I feel like this would be a loss of time...I also thought of softening my plastiline by adding some oil of vaseline to it, but I'm afraid it will be too soft to sculpt small details.I probably made some begginer's…Continue
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