Build Armatures (Toys) for Stop Motion Animation

Marlena Martin, Animator, Artist, Educator

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9 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:58
    • 2. What are Armatures?

      1:18
    • 3. Supplies

      1:54
    • 4. Spine

      2:19
    • 5. Torso and Legs

      3:28
    • 6. Arms and Hands

      3:42
    • 7. Feet (Revised)

      2:07
    • 8. Head

      2:30
    • 9. Finished Armature

      3:20
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52 of 52 students recommend this class
I’ve been fascinated by stop motion animation ever since I was small. And I’ve had a few goes myself but the puppets I made kept falling apart. This is genius
I homeschool and wanted to teach my kids how to do stop motion shorts. I was pretty nervous about showing them how to make the puppets. After watching this class, I'm super hyped. I plan on showing them the videos and walking them through each step. This is a fast and easy way to begin a very highly skilled art. My only beef with this course is that some of the supplies that are seen later, are not discussed in the supplies lesson. However, there weren't many additions. I did remember having to get a nut and bolt, pipe cleaner, quick stitch glue, etc. However none of the items cost a lot.