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Clay that glows under black light
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Hi folks, been tinkering with some UV-reactive pigments, and finally got something working.I give you... Puppet Putty GLOW!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Z Sep 17, 2018.

"That White Stuff On Rocks"

Hiya folks,  While clay sales are slow, I've been easing back into animating, bringing back the old sick and twisted style I was known for a few years ago (just because it's fun).  To kick things…Continue

Tags: animation, clay, motion, stop, Carlson

Started Apr 25, 2017

Clay animated short: Hulk, Spider Man, and Superman vs Gumball machine

Hi folks,  My friend and loyal customer Martin Gutierrez Beheran animated this short using Puppet Putty to create all the characters. He says this is his second film, but his first time doing a…Continue

Tags: animator, Carlson, Don

Started Feb 4, 2017

Amazing Mini-Fig stop motion

This is exactly the kind of aesthetic I've always hoped to see in Lego-style animation. Look how SMOOTH it is! After studying it frame by frame, it is apparent that this is not 30fps on a mix of ones…Continue

Tags: motion, stop, Mingle, Monsieur

Started Dec 7, 2016

 

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Hans Jacob Wagner replied to Don Carlson's discussion FLEXIBLE air-dry clay!
"Most other airdry foamclays that I tested will start cracking a lot sooner. I try to prolong the curring time by adding babyoil or glyserol and cover it with a good spray, of transparent matte cardip. But it would be great if we could find or figure…"
Jun 7
gustavo arteaga replied to Don Carlson's discussion FLEXIBLE air-dry clay!
"I is no pro aramature maker but if FLXIBLE DRY CLAY is anything like the current "scumvorks" light clay, air-dry foam here in the U.K., (real cheap aimed at kids,) it is great for rigid parts cladding. That's about it. Easy to shape,…"
Jun 6
Hans Jacob Wagner replied to Don Carlson's discussion FLEXIBLE air-dry clay!
"LOL - if you add a reply to a old conversation with 7500+ views it automatically get listed as No 1 this week."
Jun 6
Hans Jacob Wagner replied to Don Carlson's discussion FLEXIBLE air-dry clay!
"https://www.luminsworkshop.com/collections/foam-clay this is Australian, and very expensive to buy In Denmark. Spend 60pounds on one bucket shipped from breaksit UK. 40pounds was shipping, tax and fees. It's very light! end up weighing like a…"
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Karl Krish left a comment for Don Carlson
"PS - I just wanted to know if you ever came across it?  Re two wind-up characters whose existence or movement relies on each other winding the other one up. "
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"Hi Don - I was last on here trying to find out what happened to a really good minimalist stop motion piece that I originally thought was called Time. It was about two characters stuck in a dingy room and just work and stop/rest from working/typing…"
Jan 16

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At 9:47am on January 16, 2021, Karl Krish said…

PS - I just wanted to know if you ever came across it? 

Re two wind-up characters whose existence or movement relies on each other winding the other one up. 

At 9:44am on January 16, 2021, Karl Krish said…

Hi Don - I was last on here trying to find out what happened to a really good minimalist stop motion piece that I originally thought was called Time. It was about two characters stuck in a dingy room and just work and stop/rest from working/typing and don't have much time to know much else. I dont want to give the rest away. Superb concept and message. Short piece. Intelligent and thoughtful animation with no theatricals, violence or monsters. Regard, Karl. 

At 12:21pm on February 12, 2015, Lemz Media said…

Hey Don, long time no chat. How's the business going?

At 1:10pm on January 6, 2014, Robin Haefeli said…

Thank you! Yes it is a combination of latex and sculpy for the eyes.

At 10:09am on June 25, 2012, Don Carlson said…

I have not found Caran D'Ache clay in stores, but did see their other art supplies.

I do know how to modify Van Aken to get the properties you're looking for. Spent a year studying clay formulas and got it down pretty good. I'll send you a private message.

At 9:19am on June 25, 2012, Claym8r said…
Don,
I used to animate with a clay that is manufactured by Caran d' Ache . It doesn't come in as many colors as the Van Aken brands, its waxy texture holds up much better under hot lights, and it cleans up a lot easier because the dyes in the clay don't run as badly as the other brands .
 
 
 

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