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Moving water in a scene

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 14. 23 Replies

Trying to find a simple way to animate the surface of a lake that will allow me to focus on animating two characters rowing a boat across it. I am not overly concerned with realism and will accept…Continue

Tags: boat, lake, water

Just in time for Hallowe'en

Started Oct 27, 2019 0 Replies

Finally got something done to share with everyone. Let me know your reactions and hope you enjoy it!Continue

Flicker vanquished!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca De La Torre May 12, 2018. 2 Replies

Finally acquired a manual lens and did this quick piece of animation as a test. Previous attempts with the lens my Canon T1i DSLR came with had an annoying flicker, but it's gone now!…Continue

Tags: flicker

Public Market promo in stopmo

Started May 18, 2016 0 Replies

At the market from David Cooley on Vimeo.Very short stopmo promotional I put…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Then it is looking really really good! I suppose you could always make the boat larger rather than reducing the size of the waves...."
Jul 14
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Story ideas are changing - a beach on a deserted island will make for a better gag. Initially I thought a rather still lake would be easier to animate, so I adapted the story. Now I'm un-adapting it. But this is still too much wave action for…"
Jul 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Getting to be really nice looking. One comment, although you are probably no concentrating on the boat at th moment. It should rock from wide to side once the wave goes under it, and should generally have some movement I suggest floating. Once the…"
Jul 9
Dave Cooley replied to Georgia Madden's discussion Salt Lamp Sub?
"I had to Google salt lamp to see what it looked like. My first impression was wax, though that might not be considered lightweight enough for your needs."
Jul 9
Dave Cooley commented on Stanley Milton Strawn's video
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"Wow, a feature! Not sure I'm up to that. It's a major undertaking and just to finish one is a mark of success. Added my "Like" to YouTube. Sorry, no helpful hints - I'm as mystified as you on getting YT to sit up and take…"
Jul 9
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"The biggest pops are due to adding the slats to the back. They stand too high so I've now added downward curved extensions at the rear of the table. The slats should now come up from below and gradually appear. Others are operator error - I…"
Jul 9
StopmoNick replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"The general effect looks beautiful!  I do see some pops - is that the board catching and not moving evenly, or is it something the plastic film does, however smooth the movement underneath?  Or just some stop-starting in this test? Those…"
Jul 8
Dave Cooley commented on Stanley Milton Strawn's video
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"Nice modelwork! Is the trailer all there is or is there more?"
Jul 8
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"I having trouble embedding the video, so will try again:"
Jul 8
StopmoNick replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Good to hear you are still progressing! "
Jul 7
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Rowboat Test 4 A few new additions: I added foam insulation to the remaining two slats and carved them into waves. Much easier (and lighter) to work with. Then added some dark blue paint and blended it with existing light blue paint. Finally, I used…"
Jul 7
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Thanks for the link, Simon! Interesting ideas. I am at work now on the puppets and other scenic elements, but will post results at the next stage of development."
Jul 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Nearly missed this thread! Really interesting to see what you are doing, as I have a lake to animate sometime. I liked the slats with the uneven front edge - perhaps moving it slightly sideways would also help to make the wave look less rigid? One…"
Jul 4
Dave Cooley replied to StopmoNick's discussion Harryhausen 100 tribute
"Very nice tribute! But didn't Ray see himself more at the mercy of his creations and had himself carried off by a giant bird?"
Jun 28
StopmoNick replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"Massive frothy wave... all it needs is some Beach Boys music!"
Jun 27
Dave Cooley replied to Dave Cooley's discussion Moving water in a scene
"This is the way the slats were arranged at the start of shooting (with the plastic sheeting pulled back). Only the middle slat was modified. That is the one the boat goes over. The boat also has bits of plastic wrap at the bow and stern to hide the…"
Jun 26

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