Adam Taylor
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Creating a character ... dealing with the end

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Mar 4, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi everyone!  I had an interesting experience today and wanted to see if this is something other creators have felt as well.  I have created a group of characters and their world and have lived…Continue

Glue for styrofoam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jun 5, 2017. 12 Replies

I am trying to glue together multiple sheets of styrofoam insulation board. Does anyone have a recommendation for what glue to use?I also need to paint it. Anything you use to seel the styrofoam so…Continue

3D Printer from xyz printing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Iulian Demetrescu Feb 28, 2017. 1 Reply

I found this promo online yesterday, and wanted to know if anyone had any more information on the da Vinci 1.0 Blue.  The price is right, but not if the quality isn't there.  …Continue

"Experimenting"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Riccardi Dec 24, 2016. 10 Replies

This is a quick shot from a 30 second short that I am working on. I'm trying to get a more natural feel to the animation in this one. Your feedback is welcome. Thanks.There's some strobing which I'm…Continue

 

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Adam Taylor replied to larissa's discussion How to create a illusion of a far stretched distance
"The fabric is called "bridal veil" and is used for just that purpose, but can be used for stop-motion very effectively. You can also paint or print an image of your background at the distance you want it to look.  Just make sure it is…"
Nov 10
Adam Taylor replied to larissa's discussion best way to make a magnethic stopmotion face
"I would recommend sticky wax as well.  It is much more forgiving than magnets.   This is the kind most commonly…"
Nov 10
Adam Taylor replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"Yes! That is exactly what I am talking about.  It really frees you up in many ways"
Jul 18
Adam Taylor replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"Thanks for the info on the Japanese cork and pin method.   My favorite way for tie downs is to use a piece of threaded rod and attach it to the puppets foot, insert the rod into the hole in the stage and use a knurled nut or wing nut from…"
Jul 17
Adam Taylor replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"What system of tie-downs is most used in Japan? "
Jul 17
Adam Taylor replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"You basically have the correct method by using a foot template.  Sometimes you can make a metal foot template but it is the same concept.   I have been a Laika for a short time and the other studios in Portland and as far as I can…"
Jul 17
Adam Taylor replied to StopmoNick's discussion Harryhausen 100 tribute
"Great job!  Such a nice tribute."
Jul 1
Adam Taylor replied to SeldomSummer's discussion B&S Armature - Replaceable Hands
"By making a small dent with a nail in the receiving piece of K&S you can create a nice pressure fit for the inserted piece.  Then there is no necessity for an additional wire or nut and screw. Another method that I have used it to run a…"
Apr 23
Adam Taylor replied to NamNam's discussion Animatable eyebrows and beards
"Sounds like you could try a version with more interior structure (stronger wire? foam build up? etc.) so that you can use much less latex on the surface.  Depending on how transparent your latex is, you probably only want a skin of the rubber…"
Apr 20
Adam Taylor replied to Jamie's discussion Best free or cheap software with live capture
"Here is a free one that was just shown to me.  It is cloud based, so you get 50MB up front.  After you create a free login you have 500MB to use. https://cloudstopmotion.com/"
Apr 20
Adam Taylor replied to NamNam's discussion Animatable eyebrows and beards
"What is your puppet's head made of?  If it is a plastic or polymer clay, you can use just about any material for the eyebrows. You can create your eyebrows from clay and they would stick on.  Felted wool would work with a bit of…"
Apr 20
Adam Taylor replied to StopmoNick's discussion 1 minute film finished
"Nice work, Nick!  That's no small feat. "
Mar 30
Adam Taylor replied to Geoff Clark's discussion Tragic Magic, my stop-motion film
"Great use of those projectors!  I love a good practical effect!"
Mar 28
Adam Taylor replied to John O'Lone's discussion Legend of the Golden Fishcake- download free
"Really well done!  I enjoyed it from start to finish and obviously loved the beautiful animation and puppets.  Great job all who were involved."
Mar 28
Adam Taylor commented on Adam Taylor's video
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"Thanks, Ed!"
Mar 28
Adam Taylor replied to Geoff Clark's discussion Tragic Magic, my stop-motion film
"I think the additional fx came out nicely and I really liked the glowing death head that was projected on the wall.  Can you tell us about some of those?"
Mar 25

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