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Posted by Blogg_Films, on 2006-09-30 17:46:59

Snow!

Hi all! Im Making an xmas special for my "Twisted Holidays" series and i just wondered what the best material is to use for snow?? i had a look at the nightmare before christmas and i think thats plastercine used for snow....?? any help appreciated...CHEERS!;) ;) ;)

Posted by Toggo, on 2006-09-30 21:52:32

The Boards very owm Anothony Scott animated the "Poor Jack" sequence in Mightmare and if I recall it wasn't clay but perhaps he can chime in and let you know what was on the set ground for snow. (I am searching the past posts also)

Posted by Toggo, on 2006-09-30 21:55:46

ok here are some links to previous posts that may offer some help: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=21&topic_id=794&mesg_id=794&listing_type=search http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=21&topic_id=163&mesg_id=163&listing_type=search yeah..these have alot of great information..was reading them again as I was scanning through..good stuff! :)

Posted by Blogg_Films, on 2006-10-01 02:44:43

WOW! thanks for all the help Toggo, i've got some good idea's now....might go with the sugar, or foam with a layer of sugar on it...Thnks Again! ;) ;) ;)

Posted by DementedMovies, on 2006-10-07 18:21:02

Hmm..i have been thinking about this for some time, try to mix sugar, a very small amount of cotton wool and....that's about it, if it doesn't work, your best bet is to get a snow machine lol! }(

Posted by Blogg_Films, on 2006-10-08 03:16:08

Hey Guys! Just wonna say thanks for all the help, its been really helpful. I have decided to go with a styro foam base and carve it all in the right form. Then cover it with plastic snow with gives it a VERY realistic feel. You can find it here n its quite cheap...http://www.snowbusiness.com