For those of you who capture your stop motion on a phone and have a 3D printer - this is a great phone tripod:...For those of you who capture your stop motion on a phone and have a 3D printer - this is a great phone tripod: cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/smartphone-tripod Show moreLoading content, please wait.
Hi Jess, welcome to the site. For starters you might check out the beginner guides and video tutorials on our site here:
Most stuff is in there that beginners want to learn. Just a basic run-down on what you need, are a phone or computer with some free capture software. Clay (obviously) and a few other materials such as wire and epoxy putty for armature making. If your designs require one. You also need a small space to set it up and at least a couple of lights you can use to illuminate your scene.
It can get very complicated the more you delve into it - so if you have any specific problems you need solutions to feel free to ask.
Here's something you might like - it's a way to secure a phone on your neck for when you go on trips. However it would be easy to clamp one of these or wrap them onto tripods if you have one. The video is sort of a joke so you might get a laugh
Hmm, I think your best bet would be to capture to an SD card. It sounds like the bluetooth option isn't sending a file size that's normal. That is - it sounds too small and why would the file size be the same? But really if you capture to the cloud or an SD card you should get the same result. The cloud is free but takes time to upload/download stuff. With an SD card you can just plug your phone into your computer and transfer really fast, and your SD card can be used as a temporary backup.
The only big hurdle is you'd need a way to lock your phone down, like a custom tripod. Or perhaps one you can buy and modify. Also taking photos should be triggered with a headphone button if possible. That way you don't get a jerky phone camera during animation. I imagine you already know but you'd have to keep your phone plugged into your charger so it won't run out of power for long shots you animate. Even with DSLR cameras it can be a big issue.
There's a firmware update for Canon DSLR's just for stop motion animators that use Dragonframe. Here's the info:...There's a firmware update for Canon DSLR's just for stop motion animators that use Dragonframe. Here's the info: www.canonwatch.com/canon-unveils-100-eos-r-firmwar… Show moreLoading content, please wait.
Reminds me of my cat, equipped with all the right tools but lacking much of a brain
This group is so you can show your heads and get inspiration to make new heads.
This group is for questions and information on all things related to molding and casting with silicone. There are so many questions about...
It has a spooky feel to it. You could make a horror film in that style and I think people would like it.
It looks like most people probably have capture software? In either case, that is a good thing to remember and learn from for future contests. Time is up for this one everyone. If any of you have ideas for a future contest feel free to post your thoughts
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