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    Stop Motion Animaton with 3D printed action figures

    This is a stop motion animation to test the sturdiness and articulation of my 3D printed action figures. The animation is rough and just a series of action sequences but I think it gets the point across.
    I did have to do quite a bit of touching up in Photoshop but this was due to my lack of photo shooting skills/ insufficient camera equipment. Basically the camera would move ever so slightly with every picture I took making the background extremely wobbly. So in order to not get viewers seasick I had to remove the backgrounds from all the pictures of the figures and reinsert them into a steady, empty background picture I shot before starting the animation. I also used Blu-Tack to keep the figures from moving when posing their limbs. However they would have achieved 90% of the poses without support of any kind.
    Some poses were later touched up digitally but again not for lack of sturdiness/ articulation on the figures part but simply because I screwed up the animation somewhere and it was easier to fix a single frame in Photoshop then redo the whole animation sequence.
    The figures appear rougher in the animation then they are when you hold them in your hand. Taking close ups of 5.5 inch figures makes every surface scratch really stand out. However I think it works for the animation giving the figures more of a handmade/ clay like look.

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    Woah - this is pretty amazing. I'd love to read more about your process - loving the 3D models too - and I personally thought the background / sets / lighting rigs were pretty awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RafiS View Post
    Woah - this is pretty amazing. I'd love to read more about your process - loving the 3D models too - and I personally thought the background / sets / lighting rigs were pretty awesome!
    Thanks! The sets are simply made from ripped foam and plaster. The lights are just two torchieres that give a nice indirect lighting.
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    Cool stuff as always man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JafariStew View Post
    Cool stuff as always man!
    Thank you!
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    for a test run it turned out nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midor View Post
    for a test run it turned out nice.
    Thank you!
    My 3D printed action figures: http://www.hauke-scheer.de/

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