Hello, I am using a translator because English is not my native language.
I apologize in advance if the sentence looks awkward.
I am making a puppet for the first stop motion image.
There are no books and no information about stop motion in my country.
I'm happy to find a place where we can talk about stop motion.
Since I have never produced content, I would appreciate it if you could understand that I am asking a basic question.
The picture above is a scene from Paranorman's making video.
The video doesn't pour silicon right after putting masking tape on the amateur.
Cover the amateur again with certain materials, then pour silicon only behind it.
Due to the nature of the material, silicon is difficult to act if it becomes too thick.
To prevent it, it seems that silicon is lightly added to the outside. It's like making thin skin.
If silicon becomes thinner, I thought it would be affected by the material inside during the action.
If you use a material that is not as hard as a sponge, I think the outer silicon may be pushed out and wrinkled. On the contrary, if the material is too hard, the action will be difficult, and if the material is heavy, it will be difficult to fix the Puppet.
I think the best way is to refer to the trail of pioneers when I don't know much about something.
I want to know what ingredients Laika used.
I'm sure they used reasonable materials and methods.
If anyone knows what that material is, could you help me?
And another question!
I wonder about Puppet that uses rig.
As far as I know, the back or pelvis of the puppet is usually fixed.
The rig, which is used in this way, appears to be using the material used in the puppet's skeleton.
The method appears to be a way to hold the rig's part in a hole in the body.
But Puppet is wearing cloth clothes. In this situation, how can a manufacturer use a rig that penetrates the body?
Please forgive me for using pictures of others I picked up on the Internet.
Normally, the area where rig can be fixed is located in the back pelvis, so I think you can use it by slightly pushing the shirt.
But in the case of long tops like in the picture, is there any other way but to drill a hole in the clothes?
And it doesn't really matter, but Laika didn't make the rigging part on the back of the pelvis.
They made the part where the rig is fixed on the top of the back.
Puppet was smooth when he just poured silicon, but after processing, he had holes in his back, arms, armpits and sides.
I do not have experience working with Silicone but I can address your question about rigs.
If the rig needs to go through clothing, usually a small hole is cut to allow the rig access. It is a good idea to plan ahead so you don't need to cut into the clothing. If possible, removing a few stitches in the clothing is a better option. Also, it is good to have extra rig points. In addition to the back, the chest and pelvis are common rig points.