My Forum Posts
animateclay Hasn't joined any discussions yet.

Trench Animations is friends with animateclay

Eathenwotring and 42 others have joined the group Stop Motion heads 3 months ago
animateclay commented on Gornon Studios's video 3 months ago

Not bad Gornon, it's a simple idea but in a way there's a bit of comedy to the story. It hearkens back to the 1950's when B-movies always had alien...

The Alien Hunter

The Alien Hunter (2021)

Hmm, I can't think of a use off-hand for mattress springs. Unless you've got a specific need, it might be a good idea to take a few out with some pliers and hold onto them in case something comes up?


Hi Delmonico, sad to say our image uploads were broken temporarily for a few days while I did an update. I'm sorry for that. I can't see any pictures sad to say but it sounds like you understand how the seams can be noticed if you put them in a visible area. One tip I can give you if you want to clean up seams is to use a soldering iron to melt and smooth them into your model. If you're using simple casting latex that's an old trick that has been used by some studios. However make sure you do it near a fan that sucks the fumes outside, it can be very smelly.


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.


animateclay replied to the topic 'The Tobies (Season one)' in the forum. 6 months ago

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.


SURREAL CLAYMATION: Eye Can Change. (stop motion...

I express myself through clay animation and I love to experiments with clay as well as with different textures, materials and shapes.

animateclay commented on TheDong's video 8 months ago

Rest in peace worm Nice video!

Test Animation

I was doing an art trade with someone where I would make a clay figure of their character (the woman in the video) and they would draw me a picture...

It seems like the picture uploading problem with our site may have been resolved. It has plagued us for a long time, but I think a recent server... Show more

It seems like the picture uploading problem with our site may have been resolved. It has plagued us for a long time, but I think a recent server upgrade caused a fix that previously didn't work to resolve. Keeping fingers crossed...
animateclay commented on DragoClay's video 9 months ago

Nice message Drago,thanks for sharing it!

4D Final The Burden of Home

This video may help. It shows the basics of using styrofoam to create the major rock formations: