4 June

3d printing heads for stop motion puppets (Part 2)

3d printing heads for stop motion puppets (Part 2)

3d printing has definitely made a huge impact on the stop motion community. Components of stop motion puppets which were traditionally made in clay or silicone are now being 3d printed. From a creativity perspective, a wonderful new avenue of exploration is now available to stop motion animators. I have found there is currently very little […]

29 May

3d printing Heads for Stop Motion Puppets (Part 1)

3d printing Heads for Stop Motion Puppets (Part 1)

Todays post is about 3d printing and dissecting a human head (woah)… …More specifically, today I am writing about using Blender 3d and a Zortrax M200 printer when creating puppets for stop motion. I wanted to explore 3d printing technology as it can be applied to the creation of component-based puppet heads. Replacement mouths are often used […]

25 May

Stop motion puppet: Silicone hands

Stop motion puppet: Silicone hands

This post continues detailing the creation of the puppet which we used for my sons school project. Today I am talking about how we created the “poseable” silicone hands. Creating the hands for this particular character posed some unique challenges. The armature we were using was the smallest size available, meaning the hands were smaller than average […]

24 May

Stop motion puppet: Armature and Padding

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Stop motion puppet: Armature and Padding

I was lucky enough to pick up some paid stop motion work recently, and I wanted to explore a few ideas, learn some new puppet construction techniques, and do some testing before diving into the final project. As it so happened, my son Kaiya had a project on the Australian gold rush to complete, so we joined forces! […]

16 August

“Kaiya” Digital Painting

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“Kaiya” Digital Painting

This image is created using a fusion of digital painting and photo collage. Kaiya loves futuristic things and always has interesting ideas about the future to share. I painted this picture for him.

13 August

Brainstorms

Brainstorms

A very serious video concerned with the undertaking of brainstorming sessions.