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Stop motion armature

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Stop Motion Ben armature kit male & female

How to: We'll cover all the small details on how to choose the right armature for your puppet and your stop motion animation. Read it all!

Nathan Flynn: Armature designs

Before I start making the puppets for each character I draw a 1:1 scale plan of the armature. It's important to design the armature to ensure that the character will have the correct proportions and so that it'll be strong enough the support the puppet. Below are my plans for the Mail Man (Roy) and the Actress (Elle). In each drawing I included the outline shape so I can see how the armature fits inside. I decided to make the puppets from a mix of Aluminium wire and Ball and socket joints…

Basic Wire Armature  Suitable for foam latex type puppets, not for claymation.  - by Nick Hilligoss

Basic Wire Armature Suitable for foam latex type puppets, not for claymation. - by Nick Hilligoss

First pass at a 3D printed ball-and-socket armature for stop-motion animation.        The sockets are designed using Solidworks and printed ...

First pass at a 3D printed ball-and-socket armature for stop-motion animation. The sockets are designed using Solidworks and printed ...

Bulking Out a Puppet- Mail Man

I think I'll take a little break from talking about my puppet head construction and save part III for another time. Today I'll be showing the progress of adding padding to bulk out my puppet. Unlike 'Elle' (Our actress character) who's body is mostly sculpted and cast in silicone, the Mail Man's will be padded out using sponges and foams since most of his body is covered by his uniform. Once the armature is padded out his clothing will be made to fit and sewn together using real fabrics…