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Posted by Danny (Guest), on 2001-03-17 11:37:05
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User ID: 2177844 Jun 15th 1:35 AM
Hi in my animation i'm going to have a street set does any one know a good way to do this if so please tell me.
User ID: 0701364 Jun 15th 6:37 PM
Hey, this is another one of those simple little questions like "how do I create the world?" that need a book to answer! First, check out the other postings in this set building section, theres been some discussion about materials and alley sets. Maybe I'll take some shots of the street sets being built for me at the moment and put them in my Picturetrail site. Got to go animate!
User ID: 8137293 Jun 15th 11:53 PM
Hey Danny....it is good that you are curious about, how to do things and I'm sure you now realize how many different skills one needs to know, to pursue stop motion. Here are some tips that might help you:
In the Alta Vista search engine enter this (with the quotes..."miniature sets" "model building" and just use your imagination & creativity, of word combinations. Did you know the topic of "doll making", have similar puppet construction methods (& miniature clothes fabrication) as in stop motion (not exact, but close)?
Here is a possible site/lead for building sets:
The above site/company publishes books about Model Railroading and have some books on building small sets (for railroad miniatures)...you can get some ideas from that field/hobby. Here is a book that I have & you can purchase:
"How to build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery" by Dave Frary (2nd edition)
You can also buy it at Amazon.com:
When I have time, to work on my website....
.....I hope to have a resource & book links that deals more technical specifics...sets, metal suppliers, materials, books on metalworking brazing & soldering, etc.
User ID: 8137293 Jun 16th 1:31 AM
Here is another one, "Scenery for Model Railroads, Dioramas & Miniatures" by Robert Schleicher