How To Create Clay Animation in 5 Easy Steps

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  • The Background for your clay animation can be just about anything.
  • You can use a variety of art supplies to build your set - crayons, markers, colored paper, water colors, anything.


Construction Paper/Crayon Background

  • You can also use real objects - a rock for a boulder, a branch for a tree, etc. Objects in the foreground can give your animation a nice sense of depth.
  • You can even create an animated background - one that changes during the course of your animation.
  • For a short cut - use a picture as a background, such as a large photograph, a small poster, or a picture from a calendar.
  • Make sure that your background is the same scale as your characters, and that it will fill the frame for whatever camera you will use to capture the images.


Calendar Picture Background

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