DIY stop motion ball and socket joint

Craft & Design
DIY stop motion ball and socket joint



Stop motion armatures require a model to hold poses without drifting, yet offer wide degrees of rotational freedom. Most professional armatures use precision machined ball and socket joints. This tutorial at Castlegardener’s blog shows how to make your own using threaded rod and pre-tapped balls from the hardware store.


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