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Posted by sufi_army, on 2006-01-29 16:53:27
balancing armatures with magnetic ground
having troubles balancing ur armatures on your sets? i dont know if it will work but i am going to try finding large strips of magnets and put it over the sets (painting over the magnets afterwards) so they will stay up straight and balancing it.
Posted by dollface, on 2006-03-03 18:25:02
yay for magnets!
another way is to use rare-earth magnets, they're very tiny but very powerful...
glue them into your puppet's feet, and then use them as well on the underside of your floor... if your floor is thin enough (foamcore, cardboard), then the magnets will want to stick together! when you're ready to move your puppet's foot, move the magnet underneath to where you want the foot to land, then adjust your puppet.
if you want to get really fancy, you glue the magnets you're using on the underside of the floor to pieces of wood or whatever so the magnets are easier to grab and move, making things faster...like giving them handles, basically.
warning: this won't work with conventional magnets - they probably won't be strong enough to have any force through the material of your floor.
anyway, good luck with your experiments!
Posted by Noadi, on 2006-03-04 17:51:09
I was looking around for info on magnets because that's what I'm using too. This might be useful for you in deciding which type of magnets to buy. I'm using some quite strong magnets I already had but it's given me ideas of what types of magnets to look for more magnets if I need them. http://www.magnetsource.com/home.html
Posted by ar0n0, on 2006-03-04 21:32:54
That is a great idea i hope it works!