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What is this animators process with her puppets?

Started by Evie Metz in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am really into artist Nathalie Djurbergs puppets.Can you help me figure out what her process may be in creating these? more here: https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s9/nathalie-djurberg-hans-berg-in-berlin-segment/it looks in the video above as though shes painting something onto the plasticine (or maybe its baked clay?) rather than casting puppets in silicone? can anyone tell?Images here:Continue

Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking

Started by Sal Elder in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 20 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello, I haven't done any moldmaking but would like to try it. I've seen Nick Hilligoss's great video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fWdZnQRzB0. My understanding is that I'll sculpt in one medium (eg NSP) and use another (eg water-based clay) to define the two halves of the plaster mold.My question is, is there a rule for deciding whether the two clays will stick to each other? In the video it seems important that NSP doesn't stick to the water-based clay.Continue

Tags: clay, water-based

Camera Raw

Started by KC in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Maelvon on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Does anyone have any tips for a decent cr2. work flow? I am currently colour correcting in Bridge and attaching the jpeg.'s proxy in Adobe when compositing. Bridge has been a little finicky, I am having file issues even though I have been separating the cr2. and jpeg.'s into different folders. Would it be more efficient to export the image sequence from Dragon Frame and edit those? I am just worried about image quality and keeping as much information as possible.Continue

Tags: postproduction

How To Grab Attention With Animated Content

Started by Matilda Crona in ANIMATOR TALK on Wednesday. 0 Replies

If you are suffering from a web page that does not hold audience, or a blog that has problems with retention rates then you need to employ animation. According to an expert, the reason why many 3D animation rendering companies are working day and night is because of high demand of animation in current visual market. Not only does it help grab attention, it also increases retention rates and helps convey information to the audience without making them have to read through pages after pages of content. Did you find this helpful?Continue

Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?

Started by Shakycow in ARMATURES. Last reply by AracelyHermann on Wednesday. 6 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 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 exercises with.Continue

Tags: Stickybones

Making bigger ball and socket joints (15nn - 17mm) from modeling tools?

Started by Matthew Bradley in ARMATURES. Last reply by Greyguy on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hi there,I want to make some larger double ball and socket joints, with 15mm or 17mm balls. I'd usually purchase them, but I couldn't find anywhere that sells them. Perhaps theres a good reason why?But to get to my question, would using 'metal ball modeling tools' work as the balls to my joint? (I'll attach image below).So my plan was, to purchase two packs of these tools, so as to get a matching pair of balls, cut them in half and create the metal plates to sandwich over them. My thoughts were, these are smooth, large enough balls, readily available, with a metal rod already attached, so they would surely be perfect? The packs of tools would be a relatively inexpensive solution, as they're only for one off joints. And I would use the other various size tools in the pack to make the other joints for the puppet.This armature is to go into a rather large(ish) silicone whale puppet, so I'd need fairly robust joints as sperm whales are quite thick in the tail annoyingly. The whale puppet is to be 47cm in length and it's not just going to be silicone, it'll be padded out with foam. I also want a really soft foam, but I think thats a question for another thread. Any help or advice at all relating to this (or unrelated if you like) would be hugely appreciated!Continue

Tags: armature question, armature, Large balls, ball and socket, ball and socket armatures

Shoes and cloths

Started by Tatu P in HAIR & COSTUME. Last reply by jennymadsan on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I just found this great artist in Instagram.Great detailled clots and props by Tatiana Bugai @ http://stripedboxdolls.com/She is sharing good how to make videos too:https://www.youtube.com/user/francisnoemieContinue

Tags: gloves, shoes

Stop motion animation terminology glossary

Started by Alexandros in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Alexandros Oct 16. 1 Reply

Hi all!Im new on this forum!I am studying in a field closely related with stop motion animation and as a student I have some inquiries.But,first of all,I considered it a good idea for beginners to make a terminology-related glossary,so to be more easy for someone to search the particular content or materials on internet.I will start with some terms from my own knowledge and research:Stop motion glossary,related with preproduction<<scratch>> track=a rough soundtrack of yourself or friends doing the dialog.rough soundtrack=?(I havent find a definition for this yet)voice-overs=recorded sound of artists voicess jobs that are generally more financially rewarding than most acting jobs(this applied specifically for commercials)stop motion glossary related with sound breakdown:sound breakdown:the process,where we have load the recorded audio file of ourselvers/our friends sound into our sound editing program<<scrubbing our sound file>>=a process with our computer mouse click into our sound editor program?Continue

Tags: glossary

Dragon Frame EOS LIVE VIEW CORRECTION CAP

Started by Miguel Angel "Chiyu" Helu in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick Oct 14. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, Recently I got some vintage Nikkor lenses but my live view looks awful! Has anyone haveexperience with Eos Live view correction cap? I am wondering if this will be the solution to my problemThank you! Screen%20Shot%202020-10-14%20at%204.13.18%20PM.pngSource: https://www.dragonframe.com/product/eos-live-view-correction-cap/ Continue

Tags: eos, nikkor, lens, vintage, dragonframe

[PODCAST] The folks behind Animation Wild Card & How to Get Involved

Started by Mozen in CHAT BOARD Oct 13. 0 Replies

Hi there,You may have seen some of the episodes from Animation Wild Card - they heavily feature stop mo work, since all the co-creators are stop mo artists.If you haven't, here's a chat with them about why they created the project and how to get your work in an episode:https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-87-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-animation-wild-card-and-the-people-behind-it-Check out Animation Wild Card's website: animationwildcard.com/-Follow Animation Wild Card on Instagram: www.instagram.com/animationwildcard/-Watch episodes on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC9bQObmETgvDu8io2KwBmuwContinue

 
 
 

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What is this animators process with her puppets?

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