7 December

Hype is the new Flash?

Hype is the new Flash?

What tools do you use to create interactive learning objects? Adobe Captivate is a useful tool which benefits from a shallow learning curve, however it tends to rely heavily on imported content for anything beyond basic interactions (drag and drop, slide navigation, media display). There are some promising cloud based solutions however these tend to […]

7 July

3d printed stop-motion head – Yarra the mother

3d printed stop-motion head – Yarra the mother

Todays post details the creation of a bust for the other adult character in the film – Yarra the mother. As with the other characters, I begin work by creating 3d geometry over the top of a front and side photo view, using Blender3d. Here is the progress after blocking out the basic geometry.Due to […]

19 June

Stop motion puppet – Painting and Mohair

Stop motion puppet – Painting and Mohair

I have started looking at painting and adding hair to my 3d-printed character heads. I watched a very useful tutorial (link) in which an artist uses “adhesion promoter” as an undercoat. This seems to remove some of the print lines, reducing (somewhat) the need to sand or acetone bathe the models. Below is a 3d print as […]

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 […]

13 August

Brainstorms

Brainstorms

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