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animateclay replied to the topic 'clay' in the forum. 5 days ago

What you want to do is us a double boiler and melt down your clay until it is a liquid. From there you can dip your armature into it to coat the entire thing. You can do this several times until the clay is thick. That's the best way to do it. There are tutorials in the store if you want to see examples. Particularly the puppet sculpting tutorial here:

www.stopmotionstore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1

I also have a free playlist in the tutorial section of this page of me creating a blue monster puppet. I go over most of the techniques there:

animateclay.com/index.php/articles/9-beg...ay-9x-video-playlist

Either of those should get you on the right track. If you do end up making your puppet make sure to share a picture or two. I'd love to see how it turns out.

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animateclay replied to the topic 'clay' in the forum. 6 days ago

It really depends. I like to melt my clay to the armature which causes it to be a bit stiff once it cools.

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animateclay replied to the topic 'clay' in the forum. 6 days ago

Technically you can harden the clay by cooling it down in a freezer for a while. However it will get soft once it heats up again. Another way to do it is to melt the clay to the armature. When this clay cools it does become slightly harder until you knead it in your hands a lot. If you want hard parts you might consider sculpting the forearms, upper arms, lower legs and upper legs in polymer clay you bake. Then add soft clay where the joints are so they can bend. That is a bit tricky to do but has been done by some studios.

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Looking good! I think your decision to keep the mouths simple when you have so many cats to animate is the smart move. Technically if you had the software you could always add some digital sticker-like mouths on there after animation like how they did in JoJo's Circus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgIfUlT-W4Q

But of course it's still a lot of work to do - and it's definitely not necessary. Thanks for sharing and do post your next film when it's completed!

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animateclay commented on Animatoste's video 1 month ago

You are definitely getting better and better Animatoste. It looks to me like you have honed your own unique style now. It's very recognizable.

Poesía con Giorno (subtitled) / Poetry with...

Poesía con Giorno: En esta ocasión Giorno nos presenta un fragmento del "Horario del azar" ( y versos perdidos). Poetry with Giorno: In this...

Hey Dhilly, it definitely is possible to use real smoke, fire and even explosions using things like fireworks in stop motion. The way it is usually done is by filming those things against a black background. Then keying out the black so only the light is able to come through in the shot. It's the same process used in green screen, but of course you'll need to use some editing software. That way you can overlay the live action onto the animation you've made.

If you want to do it in a safe way there are free stock videos you can grab over here: www.pexels.com/search/videos/explosion/

You can also use programs like Blender to create those effects. This is a video tutorial on hw to do it:

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wingitprod is friends with animateclay

I put up a new article in the news section. If you haven't seen Blink-182's Christmas video, it's really well done.

animateclay I've also added a new page where you can download the preserved Yahoo Claymation group messages. If you don't know about it I've written about what we did and why here: animateclay.com/index.php/articles/13-free-downloa… Loading content, please wait. 2 months ago
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animateclay HoserLu has a new news article on the site about the Oscars. It's great news for Stop Motion! 2 months ago
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Toss a coin to your witcher, clay animation

stop motion clay animation tribute about The Witcher series. The bard Jaskier plays his lute to Geralt de Rivia.

It was said that on January 1st, the COPPA rules on YouTube would take effect. We are supposed to lose our video comments due to the changes, but... Show more

Xiakeyra I have chosen yo set manually if my videos are for children or not. I moved my adult content to another channel, so there is less trouble. So for example if I make a gore animation I upload it to Clay Yandere channel and if I do my Xiyos animations which are more suitable for children, I upload it to Xiakeyra plastilina. 3 months ago
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animateclay Very interesting idea Xiakeyra. Maybe two channels is something most of us could do as well. It's definitely something to consider. 3 months ago
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Lukas I was kind of torn on this. So far my animations are pretty much intended for kids. They are completely kid friendly and don't break any the rules. However, I enjoy getting feedback and didn't want to lose my comments. Unfortunately for that I had to switch my videos over to "not for children." 3 months ago
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animateclay commented on charuhas's video 3 months ago

Looking good Charuhas.

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 Happy New Year! May everyone have a very creative 2020!

Xiakeyra Thanks, Mark, Happy New Year! 3 months ago
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Merry Christmas everyone and happy new year! Hopefully everyone will get the chance to be creative in 2020!