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making a perfect animation table
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ive decided  to  design a animation table that has more functionality then the standard perforated sheets what are some things you guys would want in a table i want to get as much functionality into…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Sep 23.

Good way to determine distant of movement
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What's a good to determine how far my character should move with each step I was thinking I'd just measure the distance determine how long I want it to take and dove that by 24 for a incremental…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Sep 21.

gecko armature
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im trying to make a a gecko armature but there's a few things I'm trying to figure out 1. how would i make ball joints that gradually become smaller 2. how would I make hip joints that have a angled…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Owen Aug 31.

Useful stop motion 3d print files
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Here o thought it would be nice to make a thread with links to or regular files for useful things to 3d print for stop motion animation. Which can included things for puppets, sets animation rigs,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Owen Sep 2.

 

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Adam Taylor replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"While not quite as sturdy as the metal legs used in high end studios, an "L" or "Corner" created by two pieces of plywood being glued together also creates a very sturdy and less expensive leg system. "
Sep 23
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"Hmm... just looked at the Laika picture again, and the ply looks more like shuttering ply. Still, the comment about rounding over those edges applies."
Sep 23
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"I think the idea behind the plywood pieces under the tables is that they can be cut and shaped very quickly, then easily joined together. If I were making a table that way, I would take care to round over the edges of the holes with a router,…"
Sep 23
Hans Jacob Wagner replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"One thing that I noticed on the Laika set is the green masking tape. Very nice trick, it will reduce the greenspill a lot. And you don't have to set up the big screen. I'll keep a lookout for that kind of tape."
Sep 23
Roos Mattaar replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"That looks like they've used 'key clamps' these are the different types of fittings used for tube structures such as handrailings, etc. So the scaffold/metal pipes are a thinner type than regular scaffolding. We've used this for…"
Sep 22
Hans Jacob Wagner replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"To me it looks like some altered water pipe fittings where they instead of treading the tube has screws treaded in in the joints to fixate the pipes. Clever and a lot cheaper that normal scaffolding clamps. The pipes must be of a smaller dimension…"
Sep 21
StopmoNick replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"A similar system with ply, and scaffolding underneath, at Aardman."
Sep 21
StopmoNick replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"Interesting, those Laika set tables with the ply cut-out windows seem to be supported on metal legs or scaffolding.  "
Sep 21
Adam Taylor replied to Owen's discussion Good way to determine distant of movement
"Try starting with the length of the character's stride.  Pose your character in the "contact" pose and measure the distance between the front toe and back toe. You will have to adjust the position for the tie downs, but this…"
Sep 21
Adam Taylor replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"http://https://images.app.goo.gl/MnrUmqDLSFpbPXg76 Here's a link to what all of the professional studios seem to use.  The shape is very simple to build but very sturdy and has windows to put your hands through to access the tie downs and…"
Sep 21
Owen replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"im not sure it can get any better then nicks table with folding hinges."
Sep 20
Hans Jacob Wagner replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
Sep 20
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"I also have some folding sawhorse stands that were designed for woodworking. Some of them are a bit wobbly, but the (cheap) Stanley plastic folding stands are pretty good. They also have a low shelf on which I place a sandbag or weight. I think…"
Sep 20
MetalMadCat replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"Mine is not a perfect animation table, but so far it works. I use lots of clamps. But I am dreaming of making something more sophisticated, maybe in the near future. I liked what I read in the comment sections, the Levelling Height Adjustable…"
Sep 19
StopmoNick replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"I use 12mm (1/2") particle board for my set floor or ground, and drill tie-down holes where I need them.  I have a couple of different sizes that I re-use, so the top is seperate from the frame with legs.  I use the old theatrical…"
Sep 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Owen's discussion making a perfect animation table
"It has to have some means of making sure it does not wobble. I have bought a set of these, and need only two for a table. They can be screwed onto the face of the…"
Sep 19

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