"I also use Chavant NSP for sculpting and water based clay for the bed. I like to get the water based clay to a consistency where it is soft but not glutinously sticky. If I have any concerns about damaging the surface of the sculpt, I put it into…"
"Looking really nice. I am just in the process of designing and 3D printing parts for my latest rig, trying to use stock aluminium extrusions where possible. Printing in PETG. It will be a small jib arm on a track, 6 axes including focus. Building on…"
"Have you dimmed your LED lights? They work on PWM, which basically turns them off and on so quickly the human eye only sees a dimmer light. Some cheap LEDs do it quite slowly. You can get 10K PWM dimmers, which switch at 10,000 times a second.
Although people talk about green screening, it is not essential to use green. I often use blue, as it is close to the colour of the sky anyway. Really all you do is choose a colour that is as far away from the colours of your image as…"
"Are you shooting it against a green screen, and then keying it out? Is that why you are thinking of limiting the colour palette?
You could shoot against a black screen and do a Luma Key, or alternatively pull a track matte from your green screen key…"
"I wonder if what the camera is doing is to see the image as needing the aperture to be adjusted for brightness, and when the camera is turned off the aperture reverts to fully open? So when the camera is turned on again still in manual mode the…"
"Thanks! I am glad you found it interesting.
The Great Hall set is quite exciting to work on. We have some sculptures that fit onto the fireplace, so it is far from complete. The big scene it is used for is the vision of Hell, where my anti-hero…"
"Nick, I would encourage you to have another go with the software. I knew next to nothing when I bought the printer in February, and started by simply downloading ready-made designs off Thingiverse for slicing and printing.
But there's not much…"
"Watched the rest of the video - hadn't waited until the end to reply. Your wagon wheels are brilliant! I have made spoked wheels (for 1:6 Hansom cab, so bigger diameter) from MDF layers, hardwood spokes, and dowel hub, and I can…"
"I'm 3d Printer-curious, but know next to nothing, so this was a good introduction to the kinds of things you can make. I was mainly thinking of props, too.
I would probably start with trying to get my head around the software, as I have…"
"That was a really interesting video, a great blend of the whole process, thanks for sharing. You've got a new subscriber! The model of the great room is fantastic, my mind kept looking at it as full sized when I knew it was a scale model. I can…"
"I have a Pentax lens that I use with an adapter on my Canon EOS body, and it works fine.
A tip on focusing... Get a focusing chart, looks like a dartboard in black and white. There are loads of them you can download, just Google Camera focus chart.…"