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Stop motion tiedown problem. HELP! Answered

I have a cow that I made out of Plasticine for a stop animation project.  The cow itself is finished, and I just realized that I have no tie-downs, and I don't know how I would even begin to put them in/on.  This is my first armature, so I am using that as my excuse for this oversight.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. 



Best Answer 4 years ago

Put boots on it with the magnets in the bottom. They have a cat with boots (Puss and Boots) so why not a cow.

That.... WOULD BE AMAZING, and I might do that at some point. Alas, my partner in this endeavor would most likely oppose this idea. (-.-) But a variation might work..... Hmmm... **Runs off to secret lab**

Hmmm, that could make making your mooovie difficult. Difficult, but not udderly impossible.

Do you have any ideas? or did you just see a punny opportunity

No, sorry. And yes, the opportunity was there so I took it.

There are quite a large range of questions on here, people who answer will probably do better if you explain tiedowns.

How should they normally attach? Wires within the cow?

The tie doens that I have seen are magnets or nuts put into the feet. I was wondering if anyone had heard of a different way.

Since cows usually have a maximum of two "opposite corner" legs off the ground, surely it's just a matter of balance?


4 years ago

Holy cow Batman, I have never seen a blue and white milk machine. Doesn't mean that they cannot be though.

What do you mean by tiedowns?

Hmmm.... The cow is actually black and white, I just have a lousy camera, and the tiedowns are what keep the armature stationary so that you can move the various parts independently.