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Animatronics
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Has anyone ever done stop motion with animatronics?  It seems like that would be an ideal solution to doing stop-motion really fast.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leon Coward Jan 22.

 

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camera rig for product video made with mostly 3D printed parts

Camera sits on a block which is 3D printed and hot glued with just a small drop.  Lazy Susan with pointer and armature for product.  Background held up with supports.See More
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"If I wanted to go to school for stop motion where should I go? I live in Kansas City. Would Kansas City Art Institute be a good place?"
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StopmoNick commented on John T. Vonachen's status
"Warping can be used to add a little jiggle to the flesh, or some help with face shapes in lip synch maybe.  I did some dinosaur animation for someone, and he added some bounce to the flesh when the foot hit the ground.  He also put in a…"
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"Is morphing used in stop-motion? One could cut down on the frames substantially."
Apr 12
Leon Coward replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"A few years ago, DisneyResearch unveiled new automata software, improving user-accessibility and improving the quality of motion: There's similar software on the internet, but not Disney's per se. They did release their white papers…"
Jan 22
Leon Coward replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"Yes, not necessarily faster at all! If the animatronic has pre-determined moves, then it's really just automata with a stepper motor. I will depend on complexity of motion, repetition of action, length of labour (and budget...) as to whether…"
Jan 22
StopmoNick replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"True, Go-Motion does use a combination of stop motion and computer controlled motor movements.  But it does not let the operator just sit back and sip a latte (or work on something else) while it all happens automatically, as the original…"
Jan 21
Emily Myers replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"I was a huge nerd for Jurassic Park.  They came up with something similar to what you're talking about - it's called "go-motion."  They ended up not using it for the movie, but it was basically animatronics filmed one…"
Jan 21
Leon Coward replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"The only film I know which combines animatronics with stop-motion is Billy Whiskers Billy Whiskers: The Mystery of the Misplaced Trowel"
Jan 21

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camera rig for product video made with mostly 3D printed parts

Camera sits on a block which is 3D printed and hot glued with just a small drop.  Lazy Susan with pointer and armature for product.  Background held up with supports.

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