Stop-Motion Puppet Sculpting: A Manual of Foam Injection, by Tom Brierton

By Tom Brierton

Stop-motion puppet animation is among the most original and critical paintings kinds on this planet. It makes use of quite a few abilities, together with layout, sculpting, steel paintings, mould making and casting, taxidermy, filmmaking, storytelling and appearing, and will be noticeable within the easiest advertisement spots on tv to extra complicated lively shorts and technological know-how fiction and fable characteristic films.
This paintings explains study and layout of puppets, and info the fabrication of stop-motion puppets round a steel armature skeleton utilizing the increase and foam injection strategies. the previous approach makes use of pre-cut blocks of froth shaped with a couple of scissors or different device into the form wanted and attaching them to the armature. within the latter approach, the nature is sculpted in clay over the armature. This clay sculpture is then changed with foam by utilizing a plaster mould and injection gun strategies. completing recommendations defined contain the making of hair, eyes, eyelids, the teeth, horns, nails, and chitinous (insect-shell-like) surfaces. The guide additionally covers the method of constructing substitute heads utilizing rubber molds (such as RTV) and urethane castings. A word list and bibliography whole the generally illustrated work.

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