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fixing the puppet with screws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 7 Replies

Hello,I'm a stop motion animator based in Japan.I would like to know how to make a screw hole accurately according to the position where I want the puppet to stand.Now I use a paper cut in the shape…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"You can work out the length of the puppet's stride, the time duration of the shot and where you want the starting and end points to be. If you rehearse the shot with key positions you can then mark and drill your hold down holes."
Tuesday
Shigeru Okada replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"Thank you so much for sharing the video. It's a very unique and interesting way.As you say, there is no problem even if the position of the hole moves a few millimeters."
Sunday
StopmoNick replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"Yes, I show how I make them in this video:"
Saturday
Shigeru Okada replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"Thanks for your comment.It's also a smart way to make holes before animating.I've never heard of the slot and a T shaped tiedown you wrote. Can you tell me more about them?"
Jul 10
Shigeru Okada replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"Thanks for your comment.But I want to know how the animator knows the exact position the screw goes in.For example, if puppet's foot touches the ground when the puppet walks, how do animator know where is the position the screw goes in? Is…"
Jul 10
StopmoNick replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"I drill the holes before I animate.  Then I have to make the puppet foot land in the right spot.  I use a slot in the foot (and a T shaped tiedown), so it does not have to be as accurate as it does with a threaded hole in the foot."
Jul 10
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Shigeru Okada's discussion fixing the puppet with screws
"If you know what position the screw goes in, then you can just drill straight through the baseboard and fasten it from underneath. I use long M3 or M4 bolts with a wing nut to hold down the foot. If you can see the holes in shot after the puppet has…"
Jul 9
Shigeru Okada posted a discussion

fixing the puppet with screws

Hello,I'm a stop motion animator based in Japan.I would like to know how to make a screw hole accurately according to the position where I want the puppet to stand.Now I use a paper cut in the shape of a foot. I put it under the puppet's foot. After removing the puppet, I drill a hole at the position of the hole of paper. There is very little information in Japan because the method of fixing the puppet with screws is not used very often. I would like to know what method is used in other…See More
Jun 28

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