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Puppet Fabrication Class

I’ve been working professionally in puppet fabrication for 14 years and teaching for 4. I have an online class coming up in April. Join if…

Started by Emily Myers

0 Mar 3

Beginner Puppet Question

Hello! Beginner hobby animator with a little experience in animating only LEGO with a webcam. I wish to advance and hoping some wisdom from…

Started by Nemo

1 Feb 27
Reply by StopmoNick

Feedback My First Video

Hi everyone I'm completely new to stop motion however I come from a photography background. I have created a video that I would like some f…

Started by Joseph McCarthy

5 Feb 25
Reply by Joseph McCarthy

i need stop motion mouths and glue

I need interchangeable mouths for a puppet, I have made puppets before but now I want to make a more professional one With its own professi…

Started by Ssam

2 Feb 10
Reply by Ssam

Windows or light control?

Hi everyone. This question is not directly stop motion related, but crucial for me at the moment, and my decision will affect animation in…

Started by Mark Upson

16 Feb 2
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Stop Motion Beginner

Good day. I am quite a beginner and i would like to ask if how did he do this stop motion? Because the characters are moving away from the…

Started by Kent Kevin Negro

2 Jan 29
Reply by Kent Kevin Negro

Basic Dragonframe issues.

Hi, Im embarrassed to say that IM having the most basic of issues in Dragonframe. I am trying to shoot my first test of my 6 axis moco syst…

Started by Mark Francombe

12 Jan 29
Reply by Mark Francombe

Sculpting on Armatures

Form what I understand, it is common practice to sculpt on top of the actual stop motion armature. Is anything done to prevent the clay fro…

Started by Caleb Clendenin

1 Jan 28
Reply by StopmoNick

Attaching figure to a rig?

Hey guys! I’m super new to animating and wanted to ask for any tips for attaching a rig to a figure that doesn’t have any holes in it (and…

Started by Cole

1 Jan 28
Reply by StopmoNick

Sticky Wax for Eyes

My puppet has a super sculpey head and plastic eyes. I am looking for a wax that I can put in the eye socket that will hold the eye in plac…

Started by Steve Copeland

11 Jan 26
Reply by Ben Young

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