Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stop Motion #2

While I continue to think this is interesting, at this point I'm no longer filming the process, because I'm finding it to be kind of disruptive, as I work on the final finish. Best to watch this one a couple of times, focusing on different areas. Next time I do something like this, I'll come up with some kind of registration system, so it's not so jumpy. My current system is pretty low tech.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Framing Up The Back And Arms

I'm glad there are no furniture makers around to see me at this moment. Totally muddling through. Thank God it I only need to figure it out once.

Got To Be A Better Way

Nothing more frustrating than knowing with certainty that there is a better way to do something, but not having the time (or, admittedly, the inclination) to figure it out.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

All Wrong Laminating

Great stuff and old deck screws.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Stop Motion As A Training Tool

So, this was interesting. Today I rigged up the tripod so it hung down from the ceiling, and then set frameograph (a great app) to take one shot every 5 minutes, set to beep in the last three seconds so that I would know to get out of the way.

The resulting video isn't perfect, but it does provide a sense of one of things I love most about modeling; watching the accumulation of a million tiny changes that slowly bring the object into "focus".  Having a consistent 5 minute timer also had the unexpected benefit of reminding me to keep moving around the sculpture as a whole (see yesterday's post), instead of getting bogged down in any particular problem areas, or tricky little details.

If you watch closely (it's much, much better to watch it on Vimeo), you can see that I started in the upper left, and then slowly worked my way across and back. I think everything got changed at least a little, so give it a couple of views to really track the changes (it's only 7 seconds). Watch it and be amazed that I considered this a really productive day.