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Best Lip Synch Software_
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Oh bother!  Don't have the old message board anymore!  Ok, I guess ALL those questions will have to be asked and answered all over again. . .What is your opinion on the best lip synch software for…Continue

Tags: sound, software, synch, lip

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Nov 12, 2012.

Any New News About the Old Message Board?
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Haven't seen any updates recently about getting access going for the old SMA Message Board archive.  I really miss it, and need some of the information in it.  Just sayin'.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Jan 26, 2015.

Health Hazards in Stop Motion Construction

I want to start a thread on health hazards and how to minimize or eliminate them.  I have not seen much discussion of this very important (if unsexy) subject, although I might be wrong on this. Continue

Started Jul 8, 2012

Making B&S joints with a drill-press, self-centering chuck, and some common hand tools
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This article on the process.arts website has step-by-step instructions for making accurate B&S joints using only a drill-press, some common hand tools, and an inexpensive Chinese-manufactured…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Oct 5, 2012.

 

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New Head with Urethane Foam Layer Finished

I have been working on a new head, built on the principles Nick Hilligoss showed in his wonderful videos.  It isn't for animation, but for the head of a staff for a class "Speaking Scepter" -- only the child who holds the scepter can speak.  I used a balsa wood core, with eye sockets drilled out, also ear, eyebrow, mouth, nose and neck holes which were filled with epoxy putty so the balsa wouldn't break.  Afterwards I covered the head, except for the eye sockets, in a thin layer of epoxy…

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Posted on August 21, 2012 at 5:00pm

Puppet Head

Even though I don't have any latex, I went ahead and experimented with making a puppet head armature.  It has a core of balsa wood, with twisted 20ga wires for lips, nose, ears and eyebrows (epoxied in), two 16ga wires set into an epoxy putty plug in the neck and covered in a thin layer of epoxy putty.  The thing is quite light, and I am hoping the epoxy plugs and covering will overcome any problems with the balsa being too soft to stand up to the stress from bending the wire while…

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Posted on July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

"Eat At Joe's"

This is a test-of-concept and test-of-techniques experiment using mostly recycled materials (cardboard from boxes, a plastic bag for the windows, etc.) to construct the environment.  I still have a LOT to do on it, like paint the mortar lines and brick shadows, make interiors for the apartment on the second floor and café, finish the street and sidewalk, maybe put a  ledge…

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Posted on July 8, 2012 at 11:00am

Puppet and storyboard for HOTPANTS

Hot pants got you didn't it?  Well, that is my word for "short shorts" (get it?).  I have been casting about for a subject which would be appropriate for a 15 second clip, and finally came up with one I like.  The idea is for an advertisement for my animation studio (I have  thought of stealing Nick's "Humongous Studios" or maybe "Acme Studios"), that is if I ever manage to get it off the ground.

The clip will begin with a man ("Joe") walking back and forth in front of his restaurant,…

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Posted on July 2, 2012 at 2:54pm

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At 8:08am on December 19, 2012, MartindeMadrid said…

Ron,

I just saw your comment.  My email address is animateecuador@hotmmail.com, for the project, and my main email is mshellabarger@hotmail.com.

The connection here is very flakey, we are using a neighbor's router and it is VERY slow.

I will definitely keep you informed of the progress of the project, and when we get the stopmo section together, I will hit you up!

Martin

At 8:23pm on December 12, 2012, Ron Cole said…

Hi Martin -

Sorry our Skype call got cut short (blasted machines!) but, keep me posted on developments with the class and I'm definitely interested!

I was surprised to find that I don't seem to have your email address but, here's mine - wobblytripod@yahoo.com

 
 
 

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