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Posted by manu, on 2006-05-15 02:04:56

gras, nature, park

hi ! still working on my first puppet short...i have again a question. i have an outside- set where the puppet is sitting in a park, on a quilt,on the gras. in the background: trees, fences, more gras,... i already searched quite a lot. for artificial gras people use for small "soldier- games"- sets... but the sizes are too small. and any other alternative i didnīt find... if somebody could give me an idea how to make gras iīd be very happy.

Posted by Strider, on 2006-05-15 02:23:53

For the film I just did I used a terrycloth towel. I crumpled up wads of newspaper that I hotglued down first onto my wooden surface to create little hills, and then over that i hotglued the towel. To get some texture I spread some elmer's glue on the towel and scraped/scrubbed the terrycloth into different directions. Like velour, if you go one way it stands up, and if you go the other way it lays down for a different effect. The glue also stiffened it so it didn't move around while I was animating on it.

Posted by LEWIMATIONS, on 2006-05-15 02:50:28

For the grass I'd use that sort of fake grass you get for lawns and golf-corses i't quite cheap and because it's for stuff like golf- corses its very fine, you can buy it by the square foot in most garden centers... http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/1182.jpg Then for your backgroung I'd use a big painting to save you set space... Hope this helps!!



Posted by Nick H, on 2006-05-16 01:44:41

I use fur fabric for grass on 1:6 scale sets. Imitation fur. (Faux fourrure? piel sintetika... pelzimitat. fun fur.) I get a yellowish colour, then spray with green paint.