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Posted by afdak, on 2001-10-05 17:07:01

Here's a tricky one: ICE

Hi everyone. Looks like i'll be needing your advice once again. We're about to do a stopmotion-film that will need a big block of ice in it. It isn't supposed to be melting during whatever we'll animate around it. Does anyone know how you can make a fake ice cube, measuring maybe 0.5m (1.6 ft) each side? It's important to know that it has to look realistic, because in the end, the ice will (of course) melt, so we'll use real ice for that shot. Before you declare me mad: this has been done: there's a wonderful example in Richard Goleszowski's TV special "Robbie The Reindeer", where Robby is actually frozen in a big block of ice. Can anyone help me out? Thx! Jonas

Posted by ThomasArts, on 2001-10-06 03:29:00

Of course , that's possible . You could make one out of clear Perspex or any other clear resin . Just don't make it massive , but only 6 plates which you put together in the end . It will be much more expensive and heavyweight in the end if you make it full plastic . Best , Thomas