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ClayGirl223 Posted: Apr 29th 2013

Does anybody know how they make things fly in claymation??? Without glass? I really need to know


MrTechnoTrousers Posted: Apr 30th 2013

Ye often a thing called masking i think is used where you need an editing software and you get an original picture with nobody there of the set and then one of the character attached to a block of some kind or something similar on the ground, then you layer them up and basicaly rub out the block or whatever you choose to use


MrTechnoTrousers Posted: Apr 30th 2013

If you need extra help there are youtube tutorials on it, just type in masking tutorial or something similar.

hope this helped :)


iantimothy Posted: Apr 30th 2013

yeah, that is the basic idea. usually it isn't a block, It's usually done with rigging, either wire or metal rods holds the character.


iantimothy Posted: Apr 30th 2013

Sometimes it isn't even when the character is flying, even if the character is standing or walking rigging will sometimes be used.


samuelhayward Posted: May 1st 2013

It's a bit tricky, but a cheap option is suspending your character by fishing wire, then paint the fishing wire the colour of your backdrop.


iantimothy Posted: May 1st 2013

No! Don't use fishing wire!!!!!! You won't be able to conatron the character, just build a aluminum  wire rig holding the character up from the set floor.


MrTechnoTrousers Posted: May 1st 2013

Ian is right, fishing wire will just make for a non smooth animation and will mean it will not look very good


samuelhayward Posted: May 2nd 2013

I use glass, I've never used fishing wire so I don't know.


I got that info from Cracking Animation. Also on Renne the Reindeer production they used fishing wire for some shots.


I just meant that it was an affordable alternative, for those, who can't afford all the software that removes rigs. 


iantimothy Posted: May 3rd 2013

Glass can work as well. But now with cameras getting so much better it is a lot harder to hide it. I am animating a flying vulture right now, I will post a picture of my rig later. 


iantimothy Posted: May 3rd 2013

Here is an image of one of my rigs, it is very simple, just a few different thicknesses of wire. It holds up the bird, but is still moveable. When I take the frames I take one without the bird or the rig, so I can use that to erase the rig to reveal the clean plate. 


iantimothy Posted: May 3rd 2013

hmm, it doesn't seem to want to upload, I will try again later.


ClayGirl223 Posted: Aug 12th 2013

Thanks so much!!!!')">




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