Mr_Force replied to the topic 'Need help choosing a new camera lens' in the forum. 2 months ago

I would look at a full frame Sigma 70mm F/2.8 as a good macro lens, but maybe you can fined a used one New they fetch 450$+ Canon will need an adapter.

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Mr_Force shared 3 photos in the DFmega16 Control Module album 2 months ago
johnken424 I'd be interested in buying a pre-assembled kit and maybe a DIY if it doesn't require too much manipulating. Also depends on how much it will cost. 2 months ago
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animateclay This looks really good Mr Force, I'd love to see some test shots with it. I think this would be good in both kit form with instructions and... Show more 2 months ago
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Mr_Force The Goal is to make it as affordable and as easy to build and use as possible. More pictures and hopefully a sample video soon. 2 months ago
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Mr_Force replied to the topic 'How to animate a change in skin complexion?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Well looks like you may have to use software to get the effect your looking for. I would try using one of my Projectors I use for 3d Projecting to digitally paint right on the puppet and even animate it frame by frame with every where else Blacked out. but not every one can setup such lighting on their stage. Painting as you go frame by frame may work too like Marc suggested.

I hope to see the results.

Later/Fun
Mr_force

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Mr_Force replied to the topic 'How to animate a change in skin complexion?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello David

I’d make a test-pilot and try different lighting affects first to see is if different shades of blues, purples and grays to light blue, yellows and orange will give your scene that dark to cheery feel your looking for, first. Shadows can go a long way to add to the feel as well. This all depends on your camera and lights and can be tricky sometimes. Under-lit scenes can make for a Grainy video.

Lighting cost all most nothing to try before working on a set of puppets painted differently to simulate their emotions with colors. I would try to save the ( post color correction for things like making your production look and feel like film or to correct errors in lighting to save on re-shooting a scene and instead use gels with real lights for this type of character emotions. This is why I like stopmotion sets over cgi, real lights, their shadows and reflections makes the feel totally different and hard to Simulate on the computer.

Replacement parts will also be a good choice to follow up on if Lights will not be good enough. You
will most likely want to use a bit of both maybe and it sounds like you are going too.

So the best thing for you to try first is some real test shots even if you don’t have the puppets made be you can print them out and set them up on a rough stage as cutouts and play with the lights. RGB Led lights can be easily adjusted frame by frame too.

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Mr_Force replied to the topic 'July 12th to August 16, 2017 Challenge Topic: Extraterrestrial!' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello hello Xiakeyra

I Seen the 1st movie "Aiien" at the drivein back in 79 was and is one of my favorites.

A great improvement in this animation and you even added some camera moves too boot. I think I'll vote for this video in the upcoming challenge if nothing tops it.

Have a Fun day..

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Mr_Force replied to the topic 'Extraterrestrial!' in the forum. 4 months ago

A great improvement in this animation and you even added some camera moves too boot. I think I'll vote for this video in the upcoming challenge if nothing tops it.

Fun

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Hello every one spotted this stop motion video from 2013 not sure if any of his work has been on the forum but its a great sample of using fishing... Show more

Mr_Force replied to the topic 'Any tutorials on making clay puppets like this?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hello Again

I came across a quick little video on a different puppet build using molds to make parts with Silicon and plastics. The masters made from sculpey It to has a real nice look and they animate well. Only thing they use Lead wire and I would not handle it with bare hands. Use gloves or better yet you can use the newer Silver/Tin solder its safe to handle. Once the lead is inside a puppet its safe but again if its used don't send it the the land fill after. They have a few videos on their puppets its a nice channel from Japan.

(Youtube link) www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9bECwzKa_A

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Hello every one, just a reminder that SPAM in not aloud on this forum and a reminder to be safe don't open or click on them. Later

animateclay Thanks Mr Force, that's a good reminder. Never click anything that isn't related to stop motion around here. I try to keep up, but I can't always... Show more 6 months ago
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Mr_Force replied to the topic 'Any tutorials on making clay puppets like this?' in the forum. 6 months ago

Looks like Clay on wire armature for sure and it looks like a lot of work went into that ad. Must of took months to make. There is no way to tell how big the puppets are but I would guess around 6 to 8"

animateclay youtube channel is a good place to start....
www.youtube.com/channel/UCygJPw60Df8QbrZ45mtExnQ

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Mr_Force replied to the topic 'Tamarame Industrial!' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hello
Looks nice, you might take first in the challenge this time.
Wanted to ask If you want to go by Tamarame or SeaFlapFlap on AnimateClay?

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Tamarame is friends with Mr_Force