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New Chrono Commander figure expands ModiBot's ExoSkin build system

New Chrono Commander figure expands ModiBot's ExoSkin build system

A fresh new direction As many of you have seen over the past year in my social posts, I have been tinkering with the ExoSkin figure format. The first iteration created a lot of excitement, but after a couple years of playing with it and talking to the community, it was clear that there were some real opportunities for improvement. How could it be better? That question pushed me back to some of the core foundations of the ModiBot build system. It had to offer more, but needed to align and build upon the core values and connector options of the original Mo kit.  Its easy too rat-hole with so many opportunities, so I created a short list of broad design...

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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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ModiBot returns to Bay Area Maker Faire 2018

ModiBot returns to Bay Area Maker Faire 2018

We're ramping up for an appearance at the Bay Area Maker Faire, May 18-20. As many of you know, we launched at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth in 2013, with some prelim samples of our molded figs and limited run of Maker Myke figures printed specifically for the show, all just prior to our launching our Kickstarter. We love the energy, optimism and curiosity it brings out in people.      We'll be exhibiting all sorts of new kits and accessories available for the first time in-person. We'll have the SpyBorg, Mechanoid Zero and Meta upgrade frame, ModiRaptor, Moli Modifier Frame, Human ExoSkin, and a variety of assorted weapons, accessories and figure upgrades. We'll also be featuring the MoBility Stopmotion torso and...

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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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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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Make a DIY figure stand for animation and aerial posing

Make a DIY figure stand for animation and aerial posing

How to make your own figure stand for ultimate ModiBot posing and stopmotion animation!

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stopmotion animation puppet

ModiBot Mo figure as simple stopmotion animation puppet

How to use ModiBot Mo figure kit as a stopmotion animation armature for designing custom puppets.

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