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i am having trouble on my wallace and gromit film because i need to have gromit crying but i using real water for tears it's very fiddly and hard to get in the right place. is there an alternative from using water?
You could try leaving a teardrop shaped piece of clay to dry and then varnish it to make it look wet. I don't know if this will work but it's worth a try!
I've had another idea: use a blob of shiny, blue cake icing!
Aardman use gel
Aardman use gel?!
I thought it was water!
No cos then it would evaporate... They use gel
I never knew that! I thought he used water!
How about a large teardrop shape made out of trasparent glass or perspex with a flat bottom that you can just stick into the plastiscene and animate down?
Yeh... They use gel cos it doesn't evaporate and that is why none of the stuff which you see is water is real... Get me?
They use Gelecine. (same stuff, different name) I strongly advise you get "Cracking Animation" by Peter Lord. Tells you about ALL the techniques used at Aardman.
I have that book too! It's great
I got tiny drops of transperant crystals in the shape of rain drops and stuff.You could use petrolium jelly wrapped in a little bit of clear wrap,that way you could shape it way more easily.
Which cracking animation book did you get because there are two. One from 1998 and another from 2004!!!
I've used clear hair gel before
u could us see through glue put it in the shape of a tear and let it dry?
PVA glue drys clear if it's not to thick
you could add this effect in computer, but then again, never use real water, over time, this will make models crack and harden.
OOH OHH! I had a same problem, I used a hot glue gun and squirted individual drops out and let them dry! So you could place them were ever! Plus their see through!
How do you now that they use gel
and also what type of gel
that's great richard rules,but i htink i'll go with gromit lads suggestion of a hot glue gun.
Aardman use a hard resin for rain, so maybe you could keep that in mind??
I think you shoud just take a blue peice of clay and shape it like a water drop (I think I miss spelled somethings)
I would get a piece of blue and silver plasticene rub them together (with a little tiny bit of silver and white plasticene) and keep taking photos of the tears coming down
you know the glue gun use drops of glue it works.make them in different shapes and sizes
you could use a tiny amount of cling film 2 create a water effect
Try using a piece of hot glue.
It has no color.
And its hard.
Just put a dab of it on a piece of wax paper, let it dry and peel it off.
That's what I did for icicles on a claymation once.
ha ha. looks like Yianni already suggested this.
i'v changed my mind and am using glicerine
dab a drop onto the caracter and move it down with a scure
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