Make a Armature Puppet for Stop Motion Animation

How To : Make a 6 inch armature for stop motion animation

Stop motion animation can actually be created at home. Build an armature out of wire and epoxy. Follow along with the step by step directions in this instructional video and learn how to build an armature. Watch this video and start shooting some stop motion animation. Part 1 ...more

How To : Build a stop motion animation stage

This short construction tutorial video shows how to build a small, simple stage from scratch specifically for animating a claymation or stop motion animation project. Construct the ideal world for your claymation characters or stop motion animation armatures and puppets. All y ...more

How To : Build a simple stop motion puppet stage

Check out this fun animation tutorial video that shows you how to build a simple stage that sits on a table for your animation using a stop motion puppet. It will be a small, compact and easy to make stage. You will need a sheet of plywood and some screws. Follow the step by s ...more

How To : Make a 3D stop motion animation figure

Watch this video to learn how to make a 3D stop motion animation using playdoh and a wire armature. You must have some knowledge of stop motion animation and Movie Maker software to make an animation. This is easy to do and just takes some creativity.

How To : Dress and pose a clay armature for stop motion

This video animation tutorial shows how to take a raw claymation figure and apply a costume onto it, as well as pose it in a scene. In this particular video, the demonstrator creates a wrap-around dress out of a sheet of clay and position it onto the armature. Also shown, is t ...more

How To : Make replacement mouths for stop motion armatures

Mouths are so expressive, which can be tricky to animate. A simple way to capture the movement is to craft several mouths to alternate. Watch this video animation tutorial and learn how to make replacement mouths for stop motion animation armature puppets. Part 1 of 2 - How to ...more

How To : Keep armature puppet standing without a tiedown

Armatures basically stand up on their own, but while animating, the balance might become uneven and precarious. An easy way to keep the puppet standing is to give the armature large feet. Watch this video animation tutorial and learn how to build an armature puppet that will s ...more

How To : Make wire armatures for stop motion

Learn how to use 16" gage aluminum wire to make stop motion puppet armatures. It is very easy to do, and wire works great for anyone just starting out. You can also see how to make basic wood feet using tie downs.

How To : Animate puppets in Flash CS4

Flash CS4’s new inverse kinematics tools allow users to create and arrange symbols in a collection called an Armature. These armatures contain bones that have relationships with other elements which can be animated. Users can create and control their own dancing puppet. You co ...more

How To : Make a mold of a sculpture

This three part instructional sculpture video demonstrates how to make a two part plaster mold. Make a plaster mold to make stop-motion animation puppets from clay models. A plaster mold can make casts out of almost any material. This model will be cast out of foam rubber with ...more

How To : Sculpt hair onto a claymation armature

The final humanizing step in building a claymation armature is the crowning step, the head of hair. As hair moves independent of the body, and is not a solid unit, it can be especially tricky to sculpt out of clay and to attach properly. Watch this video animation tutorial and ...more

How To : Make Lego figures fly using stop-motion animation

Stop-motion animation is somewhat out of favor in the digital age, but there will always be a demand for its timeless look. This video will teach you one important technique for making stop-motion animation out of Legos: how to make them fly. Or at least appear to by flying in ...more

How To : Make a $10 stop motion puppet

Don't have any friends to act in your movies? No problem! This week on BFX, we'll show you how to build a miniature puppet to star in your next project. Don't have any friends? We can't help you there.

How To : Create stop motion light painting for animation

In this tutorial, we learn how to create stop motion light painting for animation First, you need to be outdoors in the dark or in a very dark room. Then, grab a still camera that can open a shutter for a long amount of time to capture the lighting. Next, lock the camera down ...more

How To : Make your own stop motion animation

You don't need a ten-figure budget to make a great movie! With nothing more than iMovie, a camera, and your imagination you can make a stop motion animation. With stop motion, you can bring anything to life. This is a really fun project for aspiring directors of all ages.

How To : Discover claymation stop motion animation

Making an animated film? This short and easy animation tutorial provides beginners the bare minimum to begin creating a claymation or stop motion animation film. This instructional video shows how to move claymation characters, how to control the lighting, and how to create a ...more

How To : Do stop motion animation in Windows Movie Maker

A stop motion video simply consists of an object that is physically moved in small increments frame by frame so that when the frames are viewed in sequence, the illusion of movement is created. If you have the corresponding stills on your PC, a stop motion video can be create ...more

How To : Add skin and paint to a stop motion puppet

Are you a fan of those old-school animated stop-motion movies? You can make your own easily, and the best way to get started is to make some durable, bendable puppets. Check out this video to learn how to add skin to puppets and paint them.

How To : Do stop motion animation

Blake Whitaker shows you the basics of doing stop motion animation. You are going to need some particular equipment, and a lot of creativity. Part 1 of 9 - How to Do stop motion animation. Do stop motion animation - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more

How To : Make claymation

There's something magical about stop-motion animation made with clay, it's an ideal medium for depicting strange transformations. In this short tutorial you'll learn how to make a simple claymation movie of your own. The video introduces you to some of the materials you'll nee ...more

How To : Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm

Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm! Yes, that's right... you can make your very own animated brickfilm, but wait... what exactly is a brickfilm? Brickfilms are animated films using LEGO, Mega Bloks, or other plastic construction building block toys. Most are stop ...more

How To : Export your stop motion films with iKITMovie

iKITMovie is stop motion animation software for PC's running Windows XP or Vista. All you need is a computer and a USB webcam or USB streaming camcorder and you are ready to make your own brickfilms or clay animation (claymation) movies. If you wish, you can simply import your ...more

How To : Make Lego stop motion using Windows Movie Maker

This video tells you how to make a Lego stop motion animation using Windows Movie Maker. The tutorial focuses more on how to create a stop motion film with Windows Movie Maker as the tool, and assumes you have basic knowledge of how to use Movie Maker already.

How To : Create films in Stop Motion Animator

This tutorial shows you how to download, install and use the free program Stop Motion Animator. See how to set up and configure your animation settings, how to set the proper compression and then use the camera on your computer to shoot the frames for a stop motion animation. ...more

News : Sugar & Spice

Good morning. A little inspiration in the realm of stop-motion animation. By the talented Kirsten Lepore, something heartbreakingly sweet... ...and something a little spicy:

News : Grafitti Dog Goes For a Stroll

Nowhere Near Here, by Pahnl, is made with the graffiti light writing technique (stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography). Over 300 hours in the making and more than 200 stencils later, the tale of a "dog running around ...more

News : iPad + Light Drawing = Holographic Magic

Dentsu London collaborates with BERG to create this futuristic stop motion animation. Made with light drawings on the iPad, the result is beautiful. The first 1:40 of the video describes the creative process. Enjoy: “Making Future Magic”.

How To : Make a working soda machine out of Legos

If you've played with Legos for long enough, you know that there are few things in this world that cannot be replicated in the medium. This video is a demonstration of how to build a working replica soda machine out of Lego blocks. While you may not be able to serve guest in y ...more

News : Laboratory-Style Cake Baking

French artist Alexandre Dubosc celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with this stop motion animation of baking a cake in a laboratory-like kitchen.

How To : Build King Kahuka's car out of Legos

King Kahuka was a popular character in the 1999 game "Lego Racers", and he has appeared in several games since then. With his strange mask and fast moves on the track, the chief of Kahuka island is hard to forget. This short video uses stop-motion animation to show you how you ...more

How To : Build Johnny Thunder's car out of Legos

"Lego Racers" was a 1999 video game where players could assemble their own go-karts using virtual Lego pieces and then race them. This short video employs stop-motion animation to show you how you can use Legos to make a toy go-kart for Johnny Thunder, one of the game's charac ...more

How To : Build Gypsy Moth's car out of Legos

If you grew up playing the video game "Lego Racers" you probably wished you had some of those Lego go-karts for real. This short video uses stop-motion animation to show you how you can use some of those old Lego pieces under your bed to make a toy go-kart for Gypsy Moth, one ...more

How To : Create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture

In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation ...more

How To : Make a paper rabbit

Check out this easy way to make a nice paper rabbit. The end of video shows a stop motion animation of the rabbit folding itself.

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