Claymation - Test #2

What do you do on a wet day at home ? Why, attempt some claymation of course!

Very crude, Nick Park has nothing to fear from me.... but fun all the same.

Once again flickr seems to have sped this up a bit, but not as much as last time (if it doesn't play properly the first time, try again).

View all photos taken: Sunday, 12th April 2009, This photo: 10:22pm


  • Xenedis said:
    A modern version of The Red and the Blue?
  • Debbie from Brisbane said:
    Very cool David!!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah except nowhere near as talented ;-)
    Thanks Debbie :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol - my son is bored , should have sent him to the De Goot household by the looks of things
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Just give him a camera and some playdough. Name the files sequentially (1.jpg through to n.jpg) and load as an image sequence in Quicktime, then export as your desired movie format.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Did "Clayboy" just get attacked by an Allens snake ?
  • teejaybee said:
  • David de Groot said:
    hahahaha - hmmm, Allens snakes do tend to taste better though...
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Cool man!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Hahah nice work Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah a bit of fun ;-) I need better playdough though - the actual Play Dough brand stuff is crap for this, doesn't hold it's shape. Modelling clay might be the go.
    Thanks Matt :)
  • baar_01 said:
    Awesome! Very creative
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matthew :)
  • looby88 said:
    Nick parks is safe !!
    The first time it played quite slowly, the next couple of times it positively romped
    Make your own playdough, I used to for my kids.....Its flour ( obviously ! ) salt and oil, its cooked in a pan till it comes away from the sides of the pan, food colouring can be added. Kept in the fridge in a plastic bag it lasts for ages. I havent got the recipe,it does use a lot of salt

    okay-something like this....
    Salt Playdough
    1 cup salt
    1 cup water...... we used oil here instead
    1/2 cup flour plus additional flour
    Mix salt, water, and flour in saucepan and cook over medium heat.
    Remove from heat when mixture is thick and rubbery.
    As the mixture cools, knead in enough flour to make the dough workable.
    for those with kids- or not , here are more recipes, we always used oil
  • frednaut said:
    Ahaha that's so cool David
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, I've made that before, but I'm not sure that'd have the right consistency either. Still it was fun ;-)

    Thanks Geoff - we're flooded in at the moment, so you know, it's something you do...
  • maasha said:
    Runs waaay to fast on my box...
  • David de Groot said:
    Does it play properly if you run it a second time ?
  • maasha said:
    Actually, if I reload the page and watch it the first time it is ok, but second time it is way too fast. Damn new Mac of mine - too much graphic power.
  • David de Groot said:
    I think it's flickr - the video rarely works well for me on flickr - doesn't seem to honour the frame rate in the file.
  • looby88 said:
    .... right, when its first played, using the arrow in the middle its fine, a 2nd replay using the small arrow on the bottom left, means supersonic fun !
  • Margot- said:
    I enjoyed watching this tremendously.
  • David de Groot said:
    Glad you liked it Margot :) Next time I'll do a better job of it methinks... (shouldn't be too hard really).
  • Louise. said:
    Nice work David! love it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Louise :) You should give it a go, it's an excuse to play with playdough again ;-)
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    and yea that is a good way to pass the time..
    wish i had some clay here at home....
    but usually i will draw pics if i need to kill time....or take a
    good use of time on your hands! lol
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I could draw too I suppose. Or make paper boats and see how long they last in the creek (I'm thinking about 1.2 seconds).
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, what you gonna call your characters?
  • David de Groot said:
    Ummm... squished and squishier ? Dunno, don't think they "lived" long enough to develop names.