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I posted a video showing how to animate a Coroplast character by using a motor. Posted the link in the "cutout" section and thought I'd share it in the "motorized contraptions" section as well. Hope this helps someone out that is looking into animating a cutout character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc5xkpqaCRU&t=266s
I just posted a new video that shows how to animate a cutout using a windshield wiper motor. I used Coroplast in making my cutout... but the same principles can be applied to animating a cutout made out of a wood based product. I hope you find this video helpful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc5xkpqaCRU
Well... I've finally finished my new characters for this year's display. I decided to go with the characters from Frozen and this is what I came up with. My 11 year old daughter painted Anna all by herself (other than the shading). She's told me that she wants to have her own Christmas display when she grows up... so I'm teaching her the process. AAaaahhh... it does an old man's heart good to pass along the traditions just as my father passed them along to me! ... and one more to give you an idea of the size of the characters. (FYI... the tree is 7' 9" tall)
I discovered this sight this weekend after checking out the neighborhood decorations. I must say that the cut outs always drew my attention the most. I've done some homework here and am starting to think that I may be able to pull of doing my own cut outs for next year. Basically I am thinking of doing a Christmas scene with various classic cartoon characters, generally being 3-4' tall (which should work nicely on a 4x8 sheet of coroplast) and placed in front of floodlights. No doubt all of my questions have been asked and answered here somewhere, so please feel free to send me the appropriate links to the following questions, though all input is welcome: Will I need to back brace them? How do you stake them? Anyone have experience with 20-40 mph winds & coro? What gauge should I use? Any chance multiple thinner (perhaps varied colors) layers would be cheaper and/or sturdier (i.e., all white background with red/black "stacking/cut outs" for this costume)? What is the best storage technique? How do you recommend cutting coro (ulitlity knife, rotor, saw, etc.?). Any other tips?