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This topic is for getting advice on creating animations.
-LB Senior
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| December 25, 2011, 12:13 am
So I'm planning to do some stopmotion, any general advice?

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| January 4, 2012, 11:15 am
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Quoting Ru Corder
So I'm planning to do some stopmotion, any general advice?


Thanks for asking. In my opinion, I would do a few test animations, starting with the basics; a simple minifigure walk, hand and head motions. Choosing a idea room with good lighting (I'm still working on this) is a good way to start. Take many photos to create a smooth animation.

Animation is tedious, but it is pretty cool as you continue on. A lot of it comes with experience; basically learning on the job. I would love to see your results!
-LB Senior
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| January 4, 2012, 11:47 am
What I learned about animations is that they take hours of work and the result is not more than a few seconds.
And if you make a mistake you have to start all over again.
So I'm not very eager anymore to make more animations :P

One of the most important factors is good lighting.
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| January 4, 2012, 11:50 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
What I learned about animations is that they take hours of work and the result is not more than a few seconds.
And if you make a mistake you have to start all over again.
So I'm not very eager anymore to make more animations :P


I agree. Sorry to hear that. I really enjoyed your animations! But if you don't enjoy creating animations, or the results don't outweighs the work for you, then creating animations would become a pain.
-LB Senior

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| January 4, 2012, 11:55 am
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Anybody have any advices on what to do with lighting? I mean, the room I film in is probably the worst, but I have no other options. Any advice on how to minimize the light differentiation?
-LB Senior
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| January 28, 2012, 5:16 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Anybody have any advices on what to do with lighting? I mean, the room I film in is probably the worst, but I have no other options. Any advice on how to minimize the light differentiation?
-LB Senior

How about big lights? Lamps with posable heads work well. Also, if you have a few pieces of white bristol board or sheets to catch and re-direct the light it's more efficient. Hope this helps!
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| January 28, 2012, 5:20 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
How about big lights? Lamps with posable heads work well. Also, if you have a few pieces of white bristol board or sheets to catch and re-direct the light it's more efficient. Hope this helps!


Thanks, I've thought about lights. And I think I will add them. So I suppose black boards are a bad idea compared to white ones, which would reflect the light back to the subjects?
-LB Senior
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| January 28, 2012, 5:26 pm
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