L4 Character Performance & Believability<br />Armature Construction<br /><ul><li> Materials
 Design Considerations
 Do’s & Don’ts
 Safety</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br />What you would require to get started? <br />Toolbox!! <br />Modelling Wires (1m...
Materials <br />Metal Epoxy <br />Stronger bond<br />For joints<br />Safety (Gloves)<br />
Materials <br />Miliput Epoxy <br />Good for repairs<br />Sculpts, moulding<br />Weaker joints<br />Fine, Superfine<br />
Materials <br />
Materials <br /><ul><li>Super Sculpey
Fimo
Sculpting Clay
Oven Baked
Fine sculpt
Brittle (depending)</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br /><ul><li>Cutters/Pliers
Side cutter
Long nose plier
X-Acto
Cutting Mat</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br />What else? <br />Beads (Various sizes & white preferably)<br />K & S Square ...
Materials <br /><ul><li>K&S tubes
Connecting joints
Connecting tubes
Connector Strips
Joining Wires/parts</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br /><ul><li>Heat Shrinking tubes
Shrinks when heated
Minimses wire breakage</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br /><ul><li>G-Clamps
Holds your sets
ThreadLocker
Locks threads
Connecting threads to tubes</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br />Where to source? <br />Hobbycraft or Hobby Shops<br />www.An...
Materials <br />If you can’t find them. Try… <br />
Design Considerations<br />Plan out your design<br />How will your character stand? Support? <br />Weight (Light Upper bod...
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Design Considerations<br />
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Armature construction & materials

  1. 1. L4 Character Performance & Believability<br />Armature Construction<br /><ul><li> Materials
  2. 2. Design Considerations
  3. 3. Do’s & Don’ts
  4. 4. Safety</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br />What you would require to get started? <br />Toolbox!! <br />Modelling Wires (1mm)<br />Plasticines<br />Epoxy Putty<br />Fimo, SuperSculpey (Optional)<br />Sculpting tools (Can be custom made)<br />Cutters, Pliers<br />Paints (Water based Acrylics)<br />
  5. 5. Materials <br />Metal Epoxy <br />Stronger bond<br />For joints<br />Safety (Gloves)<br />
  6. 6. Materials <br />Miliput Epoxy <br />Good for repairs<br />Sculpts, moulding<br />Weaker joints<br />Fine, Superfine<br />
  7. 7. Materials <br />
  8. 8. Materials <br /><ul><li>Super Sculpey
  9. 9. Fimo
  10. 10. Sculpting Clay
  11. 11. Oven Baked
  12. 12. Fine sculpt
  13. 13. Brittle (depending)</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br /><ul><li>Cutters/Pliers
  14. 14. Side cutter
  15. 15. Long nose plier
  16. 16. X-Acto
  17. 17. Cutting Mat</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br />What else? <br />Beads (Various sizes & white preferably)<br />K & S Square tubes<br />Electrical Connector Strip<br />Heat Shrinking Tubes<br />Sandpapers (Rough to fine grit)<br />Wing Nut, Regular Nut, Screw thread<br />G-Clamps<br />Threadlocker<br />Foam Latex <br />RTV Silicone Mould Making Rubber (Optional)<br />
  18. 18. Materials <br /><ul><li>K&S tubes
  19. 19. Connecting joints
  20. 20. Connecting tubes
  21. 21. Connector Strips
  22. 22. Joining Wires/parts</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br /><ul><li>Heat Shrinking tubes
  23. 23. Shrinks when heated
  24. 24. Minimses wire breakage</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br /><ul><li>G-Clamps
  25. 25. Holds your sets
  26. 26. ThreadLocker
  27. 27. Locks threads
  28. 28. Connecting threads to tubes</li></li></ul><li>Materials <br />Where to source? <br />Hobbycraft or Hobby Shops<br />www.Animationsupplies.net<br />www.Chromacolour.co.uk<br />Maplin Chain (Maplin.co.uk)<br />99p Shops, Poundland, The Works<br />BCU Woodworking Dept and Fashion Dept<br />BCU Art store<br />
  29. 29. Materials <br />If you can’t find them. Try… <br />
  30. 30. Design Considerations<br />Plan out your design<br />How will your character stand? Support? <br />Weight (Light Upper body, Heavy Base)<br />Durability (Can it be replaced? Repaired?)<br />Will it stay in place?<br />Tie-Down (Magnetic or Screw in)<br />
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  46. 46. Do’s & Don’ts<br />What you should do<br />Be patient<br />Experiment and try different materials<br />Document what works and what not<br />Find references and tutorials<br />Try to foresee problems that may occur during production<br />
  47. 47. Do’s & Don’ts<br />Don’t <br />Rush through without planning ahead (problems will arise later)<br />Leave it to last minute without trying different materials (what works?)<br />Wires cut through plasticine like butter. Find ways to ensure it has grip<br />
  48. 48. Do’s & Don’ts<br />Don’t <br />
  49. 49. Safety<br />Keep an eye out for<br />Safety labels and hazards on packaging<br />Operating machinery and tools (Wear goggles)<br />Always cut facing away from you<br />Wear gloves when handling expoxy putty<br />Do not breath fumes/particles (latex, etc)<br />
  50. 50. Useful Websites<br />www.animateclay.com<br />www.stopmotionanimation.com<br />www.stopmotioncentral.com<br />www.stopmotionben.com<br />

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