I believe the foam in that video is technically called floral foam. It's a kind of foam that you use to put together fake floral arrangements and is very light with a fine cell structure. You can get it in a green color in Michaels craft stores and maybe Hobby Lobby if you have one nearby. They sell it in hobby shops too where you can buy model trains under different names. The stuff for train building dioramas is usually a lot nicer than the floral foam since it is designed for the purposes of mini-landscaping.
When you use those foam tools just make sure to have a fan suck the fumes away from you, it can be smelly. You can also use a soldering iron to put in details or the foam knife tools in our online store. The foam tools are designed for foams while soldering irons can work but get hotter than needed.
It looks like you made some major progress. I appreciate the simple set and puppet designs, it all looks very clean. I think if you keep at it and you make sure your story is interesting it should be great.
Rest in peace worm Nice video!
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This video may help. It shows the basics of using styrofoam to create the major rock formations:
I haven't, do you know if those ads are online? It's good to know though, especially since studios are having a hard time now due to the pandemic.
Hi Gold, welcome to the site. Good timing on the pause! Sometimes animators are afraid of long pauses but it definitely sold the reaction.
Yup, and the humans will go insane looking for the gift!
I hope you get a lot of likes and followers, you definitely deserve it. The whole thing is really well done.
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