How Do You Create A Figurine For Clay Animation?
• Take your wire and bend it into your desired shape. Don’t add fingers, eyes, etc. because you will put clay over it. It just needs to be a vague outline. You want to make sure that it is joined at the midriff and the neck. • Put some clay over it. It should all be one color, because this won’t show. Do not add clay to the head, hands or feet regions. This will be later referenced to as the ‘base’. • Add a large ball of clay to where the head should be. Smooth it over the wire so it is no longer visible. Add desired features. • Add hands and feet. • Put colored clay over the ‘base’ clay. This is the ‘clothing’. • Now your creation is ready for filming! • To film, ready your webcam or video camera. Move your clay creation into the desired position (e.g. in the process of raising an arm, shaking its head, etc.). Start the camera for only an instant. Stop it as soon as possible. Move your clay creation a little bit more and film in the same manner until the movement is finished. A good p