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Stop Motion Armature - A Quick Tutorial - Page 2

This article relates some of the things to watch out for when making your first stop motion animation armature. In this instance we are using Armaverse armature available online to purchase. However most armature for stop motion animation is very similar so what is true for Armaverse armature will be true

 for most other brands of armature. 

  The inclusion of the LEGO┬« minifigure character here is for scale only...Well also its a bit of fun as he watches the armature come to life!
Now we move on to the legs. Again lay them out as shown here keeping the various parts grouped together.

As before with the arms make sure that the concave side of the plates receive the ball bearings, closing on them as shown here.

Don't tighten the nuts and bolts to tightly for now. We will talk about how tight they should be later. Stop Motion animation is a delicate art and over tightening the armature will end up causing problems down the line.

 

 

 

 

iMake sure that you put the threaded balls on the feet as shown as you will use them to tie down your character for animation.

 

 

iNow the spine of the torso..which seems small with only a three hole plate but will become evident it is the correct size when you have completed the armature.  

iScrew the plates together as shown again making sure the cupped side of the plates point inward.  

   
   
 

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