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Basic Dragonframe issues.
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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 system thats taken all year to build. But... I cant even get my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Francombe Jan 29.

Small puppet tips?
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Hi, I´m planning a film now that requires me to use VERY SMALL characters. The set/location is fixed and a character would need to be no higher than 8cm in height...  Therefore I'm not expecting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Sep 16, 2020.

Stop Motion Stage hints?
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Hi! Im just starting to build some kind of re-usable "stage" for my upcoming stop motion masterpieces. Im probably going to get into the whole Moco question, with stepper motors and arduinos and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 19, 2020.

Canon EOS + Nikon dragonframe combo... Im talking about the "flickering"
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Just a quick question.I'm just starting out on this stop-motion journey (after a 25 year break, I should say, used to be a Bolex 16mm guy in the 80s).Now I'm not too up to date, and not willing to…Continue

Tags: flicker, dragonframe, canon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Francombe Mar 25, 2020.

 

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Mark Francombe replied to Gianmaria's discussion How to enable this Panel in Dragonframe 4
"Im having the same (maybe) problem, literally never seen the magical UPLOAD MOVE button from the tutorial, Ive programmed moves and have keyframes and timelines all over the place.I hit the Test Move button (or take pics with the shoot button) and…"
Jan 25
StopmoNick replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Small puppet tips?
"An example of what I meant about using the mini puppets in a limited way, with the bigger puppet doing the close-ups - a poor quality VHS dub of my old 16mm film Banjo Frogs is on Youtube.  This is the frog I referred to before. It starts with…"
Sep 16, 2020
StopmoNick replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Small puppet tips?
"There are posable 6" (150mm) figures, male and female, that look pretty good. About a month ago my FB feed was flooded with ads for knockoffs of them.  16 different brands but all copied from whoever originated them.  Like this:…"
Sep 13, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Small puppet tips?
"Thats totally fantastic Nick, so much useful information. Its a great idea about having 2 scales, I will definately consider that. My story concerns a family so although most action occurs outside, I might make the family and their home in CU. Great…"
Sep 13, 2020
StopmoNick replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Small puppet tips?
"I normally have characters at around 200mm to 300mm tall.   But sometimes I make a 1:24 version of the set, so I have room for a whole street instead of one house, and I put mini-puppets in there. (And 1:24 model cars parked in the street.) Or…"
Sep 12, 2020
Mark Francombe posted a discussion

Small puppet tips?

Hi, I´m planning a film now that requires me to use VERY SMALL characters. The set/location is fixed and a character would need to be no higher than 8cm in height...  Therefore I'm not expecting super quality movement (No articulated finger joint LOL) And at this stage I can design characters around the best techniques. I was wondering what tips you guys can offer me? Things I am thinking about.Any pre-made kids toys can be stripped with some articulation possibilities?I have a plan to coat…See More
Sep 12, 2020
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Hi Mark Sorry I missed your latest posting on this thread. If you wish to continue to have a chat with me elsewhere, can I suggest you go to my FB page @OddPlanetStudios and message me from there? Anyway, to some answers. Torque is very important as…"
Jul 19, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"i skimmed through the whole video... what on earth was there in this video that related to the question I posted on this thread. I'm asking about stepper motors and drivers and there literally is NO MENTION of them! There some interesting…"
Jul 7, 2020
Greyguy replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqjvuxztnL8Justin Rasch has some good point in his latest video"
Jul 7, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Having trouble sourcing stuff with Amazon, delivery blocked to Norway. Hers some options from another shop. Csn anyone tell if the specs look ok?  Gonna get the Arduino mega elsewhere."
Jul 5, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"OK No comments... figures.. I always post huge long essays... not sensible.Ill keep it simpleWhat's the difference between a NEMA 17 (that appears to be the norm) and a NEMA 23 (That is super popular on EBay "packages"...Is there a…"
Jun 1, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Hi, It's been awhile since I posted. I've been busy though. I have scrapped the original table I showed at the start of this thread and gotten myself an AMAZING find.In a farm barn (Norwegian readers PM me for the location and phone of the…"
May 29, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Devin Pingree's discussion Tie downs (magnets)
"Can I break into this old-ish thread and ask about these techniques. I have to admit I have NEVER done walking! My characters are sliding around, or just sat there, or have long dresses...So the idea is that if you have one of these metal perforated…"
Apr 24, 2020
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"I don't think this matters, as you will be using 1/32 microsteps, which can be dialled in on the boxed drivers I showed you. The steps are so tiny that it is pretty much impossible to see the movement if it is one step. My DF Arcmoco usually…"
Apr 18, 2020
Mark Francombe replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"Ill just have to try the droop... Im expecting a pan tilt head in the post soon, so I suspect the answer comes shortly after that. Having to do a second pass (wire/rig removal, I suppose you mean) is not a technique I have used much. I routinely use…"
Apr 17, 2020
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Francombe's discussion Stop Motion Stage hints?
"You have identified the reason why a jib arm can be so useful, because it can be balanced with weights on the back, but as you say not cause the whole rig to move in towards the playing area. Except that a jib arm still requires a moving dolly…"
Apr 17, 2020

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