12 Aug 2017, 03:24

The helicopter has landed

03:24 Saturday 12 August 2017 JST

This 20 second clip took 6 hours to make.

According to the durations listed on the livestreams, I have spent 1 day 1 hour on MT3 so far.

Today’s livestream is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnMk9D6lhgA

http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/profiles/blogs/my-first-flying-object

Using thread, I suspended a bearing plate from a broom over my
set.  I did not have a good way to adjust the length of the
thread, so I used several layers of thick cloth (socks) on one
side of the broom to allow the plate to descend toward the stage.

Using Dragonframe's increments on a bezier curve, I got the plate
to do some vaguely reasonable side to side motion as it came down.

Special thanks to my friend Kai for providing the toy skeleton to
be my RC bearing plate pilot!