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Diy figure stand for animation and aerial posing

Diy figure stand for animation and aerial posing

Here’s a quick tip for better action and flying poses- Use leftover parts or reassemble another Mo figure to build your own diy figure stand.

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10 DIY tips for sculpting custom character parts with ModiBot

10 DIY tips for sculpting custom character parts with ModiBot

ModiBot has become a critical starting point for many people's creative projects, including stopmotion animation, scene photography, custom action figures, and both digital and hands-on character design. More and more, creators want to design and sculpt their own ModiBot-compatible parts. This is the best place to start.   1. Match the correct ModiBot kit to your sculpting material Not all ModiBots work with certain materials. Once you have determined what material you'd like to sculpt with, it's best to choose the ModiBot kit that supports sculpting that those materials. **Its possible that there is no ModiBot kit to support the material you are most familiar with. CAUTION: Avoid using oil or plastic-based clays with the classic MO kit because these will make the plastic...

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New 3d printable, ModiBot 'Character Creator' parts released at Tinkercad.com

New 3d printable, ModiBot 'Character Creator' parts released at Tinkercad.com

Just in time for the New Year, ModiBot has released a variety of new 3D printable action accessories, storytelling props and rigging fixtures for stopmotion animation. Each image has a 3d viewer that will allow you to orbit around the items and zoom in to see the details. Just click the title to 'Copy and Tinker' them or just download the 3d print files from our profile at Tinkercad.com or stop by and check out our Thingiverse designs for even more printable ModiBot files. Martial Arsenal- A slew of Japanese, printable weapons for your next training video or streetfight, including new wrapped staff accessory. < /iframe>   Arm/Leg sleeve set- Add some bulk to your 'bots, or just a bit of color with these...

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How to make your own DIY ModiBot hero

How to make your own DIY ModiBot hero

The fun part about ModiBot is that it can be anything you want it to be. With just a few pieces of colored cloth you can outfit your 'Bot and send him off on any number of adventures. This kit was designed to enable character creation across a variety of known pop-culture characters, traditional hero archetypes, or to use as a jumping-off point for designing your own hero. Its quick to make with some materials you might have around the house and really easy to modify to add your own personal touches. It can also be used as a fun design exercise for groups of kids (or kids at heart) for school or birthday parties. We also have premade kits in variety of...

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Making female figures with the Moli Modifier upgrade kit

Making female figures with the Moli Modifier upgrade kit

We are constantly being asked for some parts that more 'female' to complement to Mo. During our Kickstarter campaign, we came up with the idea to make a small set of female parts that you could mix with Mo to get a whole new female figure and we called her Moli. Originally, the only way to get Moli was as made-to-order kit from our ModiBot Custom shop. We have been selling the Basic Moli upgrade (which consists of a hip and torso) for several years, but, for the first time, we're now selling the Deluxe Moli Modifier kit here in our shop. The kit, available in white, is 3d printed in Polyamide, which is a form of polyester and comes on a single frame...

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ModiBot MoBility torso and rig

Simple stopmotion set-up using MoBility torso and two Mo figures

ModiBot is extremely versatile for a wide variety of diy projects, but did you know it’s also a great way to jump in and try your hand at stopmotion animation?  Enter the MoBility Torso Kit- I’ve updated our high-articulation torsos to allow users to plug a ball into the spin of a Mo figure. This torso has 5 additional points of articulation not found on the basic Mo figures. So upgrading your Mo figure is a snap, by just switching out the basic torso with the MoBility upgrade. This torso gives your figure that extra bounce needed for telling a believably expressive story and includes an additional attachment point in the spine which is perfect for adding an external support...

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Character design template for download

Character design template for download

Character Design Template for ModiBot Mo figure kit Evey great story is built upon the foundation of great characters, but memorable characters don’t just grow on trees, they are crafted to tell that specific story that is held within them. The prospect of their personal growth and subsequent adventures are hidden there just below the […]

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Visual FX for stopmotion- Featured artist: Tony Booth a.k.a Flash Flanker

Visual FX for stopmotion- Featured artist: Tony Booth a.k.a Flash Flanker

Visual FX for stopmotion This short called ‘Dark Soul’ is from newcomer Tony Booth a.k.a Flash Flanker. What I love about Tony’s approach here is that he instantly starts out creating a feeling that the world is off-kilter. The flashing imagery and severe lighting make the scenes fell more creepy even though they are well […]

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Green screen animation technique- Featured artist: Mauricio Lozano

Green screen animation technique This clip below from Mauricio Lozano features several higher-level animation techniques. The first is filming against a green screen. This compositing technique allows you to crop out the background and replace the it with a photograph or 3d modeled scene. As you can see from the final composite, this technique is […]

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Green screen animation technique- Featured artist: Mauricio Lozano

Green screen animation technique- Featured artist: Mauricio Lozano

How to use ModiBot with green screen for visual effects animation.

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