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Posted by Animation1999, on 2008-06-20 16:35:53

How do you make a set that's the same as this?

Does anybody know? [See attachment]



Posted by Marc Spess, on 2008-06-20 18:14:33

Ah, That's a picture of a set I helped build at John Lemmon Films. The bottom is made of wood with styrofoam over the top. Then it has a thick coating of plaster, then it's painted. The bricks on the building are clay that are painted and the back-drop is just a large sheet of dry wall. Marc News: http://www.animateclay.com Blog: http://www.zombie-pirates.com Network: http://www.stopmotionmagic.com

Posted by Animation1999, on 2008-06-22 10:41:29

How did they make the fence?

Posted by Strider, on 2008-06-22 22:21:01

Looks simple enough.... I'b make it the same way you'd build a real fence. ?Some popsicle sticks would be just about right for the upright parts, and then some long thin pieces of wood, or could use some other material if you have anything appropriate for eht long horizontal pieces. Could cut them from cardboard, plastic, or go to a hobby shop and buy long thin strips of basswood or balsa if that's all they've got (balsa really isn't very good to build sets from though.... way too fragile!).

Posted by Nick H, on 2008-06-22 23:06:16

Got power tools? Make the fence out of wood, only smaller. No power tools? Use a ruler and a snap-off blade knife to cut strips of card or foamcore, then use them for the fence. Want it a bit wonky, not too straight? Don't use the ruler. It's flat stuff, and flat stuff is everywhere you look, in every possible thickness! You can buy card or find packaging in the trash. How thick? depends on the scale you are using, if it's 1:6 scale that means 1/6th as thick as a real one. So if a fence paling is 12mm (1/2") thick, make yours about 2mm thick. If it's not realistic, but a bit cartooney, it might look good to be a bit thicker - plywood and mdf both come in 3mm thickness. Foamcore is styrene foam sandwiched between thin card, and comes in thicker sheets that you wouldn't find card in, but is still easy to cut with a knife. Get a hot glue gun to stick it together, or use white glue, or whatever you've got. (Hot glue sets quickly, so it saves waiting for glues to dry.) Balsa would probably be ok for the upright fence palings and would have some nice woodgrain texture, but you want something stronger for the posts and horizontal rails to hold it all together.

Posted by Marc Spess, on 2008-06-24 05:21:28

It was balsa, We didn't animate any puppets in front of it since the characters were 2-D super imposed over the set. Up close it looked pretty crude...or at least now that I'm more advanced it does: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/7139.jpg All you need is some crazy glue, balsa, a sharp knife and some tasty white acrylic craft paint. :9 Marc News: http://www.animateclay.com Blog: http://www.zombie-pirates.com Network: http://www.stopmotionmagic.com



Posted by Animation1999, on 2008-07-03 12:32:15

Thanks Mark. By the way how do you make a playground set that has the same art style as the set you made at John Lemmon Films? Because I like the art style of the set you made at John Lemmon Films & I would like to use that art style for all my sets.

Posted by Animation1999, on 2008-07-06 12:38:41

[div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong] Thanks Mark.By the way how do you make a playground set that has the same art style as the set you made at John Lemmon Films? Because I like the art style of the set you made at John Lemmon Films & I would like to use that art style for all my sets. [/div] Do you know how? :-)

Posted by Animation1999, on 2008-07-20 15:42:50

[div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong] [div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong]Thanks Mark.By the way how do you make a playground set that has the same art style as the set you made at John Lemmon Films? Because I like the art style of the set you made at John Lemmon Films & I would like to use that art style for all my sets.[/div]Do you know how? :-) [/div] Do you know how to do it?

Posted by Marc Spess, on 2008-07-21 00:36:24

Hey, well I didn't design that set. Mike Rosinski drew it on paper and then we just made it according to his drawn design. That's how most start out. I would try drawing in that style by studying it. You could also use googles image search for cartoon backgrounds and get some ideas. Marc News: http://www.animateclay.com Blog: http://www.zombie-pirates.com Network: http://www.stopmotionmagic.com

Posted by mlagana, on 2008-07-21 02:29:43

just build it and you will find you have your own style!!