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Posted by srick77, on 2006-05-16 19:55:08

Bar set

Well, I've just about finished my bar set. Here are some pictures to show the progress. What do y'all think? Thanks, Stephen









Posted by Strider, on 2006-05-16 20:17:58

Why don't people click the little box and make their pics shopw up in the thread? It's so much easier than having to click on each attachment to see the pic amd wait for each one to load, then you can only see one at a time. Tell ya what... I'm gonna post 'em right here to facilitate things a little: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/1196.jpg http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/1197.jpg http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/1198.jpg http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/1199.jpg Is that as small as it looks... Are those thread spools for bar stools? Do you actually have puppets that small? It looks really good though. Great job on all of it... though personally I'm not too sure about the red walls. You might want to reduce the shine on the red paint... you can spray it with matte spray or a dulling spray. It's hard to shoot from certain angles when there's shiny stuff in the shot like that, especially a large area. And a bit of un-asked for advice - When using plywood walls/floor etc, it might be a good idea to apply a few coats of gesso or something and sand smooth to get rid of the woodgrain and knots that show through the paint. That stuff will really reveal the scale of your set and can be very distracting.

Posted by Anthony Scott, on 2006-05-17 00:31:28

[div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong] Why don't people click the little box and make their pics shopw up in the thread? It's so much easier than having to click on each attachment to see the pic amd wait for each one to load, then you can only see one at a time. [/div] I think it was because the very light grey text in the white pop-up box was difficult to read. I didn't even know there was a check box which reads: "Check this box if you wish to embed attachment URL in the message text box" I just changed the box color to black so that the text shows up better.

Posted by Eric Scott, on 2006-05-17 01:15:02

This is cool. It looks like we used similar wood pieces; my table columns below are similar to your bar decorations. http://www.stopmoshorts.com/sma/saloon.jpg This is much better than my scrap heap saloon with the windows and curtains that are virtually impossible to key from. I should've hired you as an interior decorating consultant. Nice job. Anyone for a drink? ;) Eric Scott http://www.stopmoshorts.com/

Posted by Nick H, on 2006-05-17 03:48:34

I noticed the resemblance to the Vengeance bar set too! Yeah, partly it's the giant scale plywood... Both sets would benefit from little strips of wood layed over the floor to make planking, or at least drawing the lines of the floorboards. But both have that nice mellow wood tone. Very inviting, don't mind if I do! :9

Posted by leevi, on 2006-05-17 04:06:09

Looks good :) The walls probably wont shine when there's a dim top light. It's just the flash in the pictures. If the light is dim, I think that the drawn lines on the floor would be enough. Anyways, who was it that said something like "if the viewer notices imperfections in the set or unhidden tie down holes, then there's something wrong with the animation." Edit: Sorry, I cant join you. I have 2 week dry period going on. I can animate a lot better if I don't even take a sip for a long time. It'll end this saturday though. A wedding. Can't cope weddings sober.

Posted by srick77, on 2006-05-17 07:59:51

Thanks for the comments everyone! I hadn't noticed the option to imbed the pictures in the post itself, so I'll make sure to do that from now on. The scale is small, because it's for a mix of Stikfas and various other action figures (G.I. Joes, Marvel Legends, Lord of the Rings, etc.) And you're right, the walls are a bit shiny. I need to tone them down a bit. I'm not going for an ultra-realistic look, which is why I kept the floor that way (all I did was stain it). Since I'm using action figures, having the scale have a bit of flux to it appeals to me. I'm pretty happy with it since it's the first REAL set I've ever built. Once I get some animation done in it, I'll post a link! Thanks again, Stephen