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Guys, toothpicks. How has it taken me this long to realize how useful they are?

I just tried them, and...thank you for changing my life.

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I am now the proud owner of Dragonframe. mini/bigsmile
Hopefully, I made the right choice.

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I'd say yes, Undershadow. If you're serious about stop motion, DragonFrame has no equal. Ever since I made the move from Stop Motion Pro to DragonFrame, my animating quality of life has improved dramatically. While I have encountered some occasional glitches in DragonFrame (the only one that's happened more than once is where my camera will randomly disconnect, but I just refresh the connections and everything's back to normal - Probs just leaving my DLSR on too long) other programs like SMP and Helium Frog had a far larger propensity to wig out on me.

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Yeah, one of my main reasons for upgrading was the fact that my old program constantly crashed while animating, among other things.

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I am now the proud owner of Dragonframe. mini/bigsmile
Hopefully, I made the right choice.

To say I envy you is a massive understatement mini/bigsmile

I can't afford Dragonframe, but when I eventually can, I will get it, or whatever will be the equivalent by that point. At the moment, I have a fairly decent animation software. It has a lot of features that others, with similar prices don't. It doesn't crash, per se, but can take a while to respond. It's okay - you have to work with what you've got sometimes. A lot of people seem to really love Dragonframe and I hope it works well for you mini/wink

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Congrats Undershadow! Dragon frame is awesome!
Any one been able to see the results for the Lego Batman Rebrick contest? it won't load for me for some reason.

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osomstudios wrote:

Congrats Undershadow! Dragon frame is awesome!
Any one been able to see the results for the Lego Batman Rebrick contest? it won't load for me for some reason.

I saw the same thing, but they do have the top 3 on twitter.

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Awesome! Thanks. I got it loaded eventually. Really surprised which videos won. I was really expecting A Confounding Crane Steeling" to win but it didn't even make the top ten six. mini/confused

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Seeing as the Oscars have just been announced, any idea when we will have our Bricks in motion awards?

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I've been wondering the same thing.

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Does anyone here use the Hobby Creek swivel arm helping hands for the purpose of supporting minifigs in the air for masking and such?:

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If so, what are you using as the base to hold the arms down? I bought one arm (without a base) since getting one with the actual base is like $30+ and I'm poor as all get out so...

But it's clear that I need to stick the arm in some sort of holder/base, but I can't seem to find any sort of specifications online detailing and sort of diy projects to create your own base. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just save up for the actual base or are there other products/helping hands out there that can be just as good for masking as this one?

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Do you have a tripod handy? If so, I'd recommend wrapping it around the legs of a tripod. I have a big tripod, but the actual part that attached to the camera broke, so I replaced it with a really cheap small tripod I found at my local supermarket, that has 3 flexible legs that are pretty much identical to the helping hand, and wrapped it around the old tripod, and it works really well. I should think you could do the same thing with the helping hands!

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I know that Forlorn Creature uses that, though, I only saw him use it in a livestream, not in a vid on his channel. Maybe you could get in touch with him? And if you do, please bring your results back to us, that looks like a really interesting tool and quite helpful.

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Sonjira, I would try taking a block of wood and drilling a hole in it a hair larger than the thick part of the orange connector.  Then you could use some clay to hold the end in place, and a clamp to attach it to your table.

Unfortunately I cannot advise you on alternate products that might work; I usually just build some kind of Lego contraption whenever I need a support for masking.

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Random idea that I had while watching this film.

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Anyone else watching the new season of Samurai Jack?

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oh, I knew it was coming, and forgot when!  I own all of it on DVD up until now.  I remember Genndy leaving it open when the series was originally cancelled because he hoped that CN would allow a movie to finish the series off.  Never happened, until now?

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Late reply, but...this is pure genius!

Do you know who the singer in the recording is, by any chance? It's one of the best I've heard.

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Late reply, but...this is pure genius!

Do you know who the singer in the recording is, by any chance? It's one of the best I've heard.

Thanks! I used this recording. I love this piece, and I thought it was a shame that it was hardly used in the film (and as you can see I rectified that xD ).