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Posted by Sir Guy (Guest), on 2001-03-17 12:26:57

Floor Material?

NOTE: the following messages have been transferred from the original SMA.com Message Board Sir Guy User ID: 2107894 Jan 10th 5:38 PM I have been trying to make a set for a small, low budget, stop motion film. I use magnets to help hold up the characters. I have been trying to find some sort of meterial to use as a floor that looks realistic, but thin enough to allow th magnets to hold up the characters. Any suggestions?? Dustin User ID: 2107894 Jan 10th 8:47 PM I find that using a piece of the plastic tiling that you use in bathrooms and kitchens works very nicely. Dude the Dude User ID: 2107894 Jan 30th 8:09 PM Ya' know, it stinks that we are all the same guy. I wish someone else would say something. talking to myself can get real old, real fast. Thomas'Arts User ID: 8861793 Feb 2nd 10:51 AM Floor materials is not a difficult topic . You can sculpt the pieces from paper machée over a metal plate , that should hold magnets on the feet of the puppets . Or you sculpt in clay or Super Sculpey or Magicsculp . There would be more solutions , but they would require more expensive techniques like like a static matte rear projection . But you could use carpet if the scene takes part in a room , but you may have to be careful , that you don't disturb the carpet's surface . Give me an example for a scene , you have problems with . Sir Guy User ID: 2107894 Feb 5th 7:53 PM I am doing a floor in a detective's secret hideout. I want to have a black and white tile floor. Where can you get metal plates? Does the paper mache have lumps in it when it dries? See, so far my experience with paper mache has been rather negative, and once, I accidentially left the pan of paper mache outside for about three weeks. When I went to bury it, I think that it growled at me! Nick H User ID: 1752694 Feb 5th 8:17 PM Just buy a sheet of steel, (from some hardware stores, otherwise sheetmetal suppliers) and paint the B&W squares on. Or do them in thin card or paper, sprayglued on. If you want a smooth tiled floor you don't need paper mache, that's for texture (lumps). Magnets stick best to a very flat floor so there is maximum contact.