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would this portable desk work for traditional animation ?

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would this portable desk work for traditional animation ?

Postby daph-coco » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi!

I´m going to start studing a classical animation program soon and I´m looking for a not-so-expensive animation desk, I found this option online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn76_e16-Ms.

The seller told me that it has a peg bar, but apparently you have to tape it to the plexiglass circle :S.
http://mlm-s1-p.mlstatic.com/mesa-para- ... 2013-F.jpg

The circle´s size is 19.5 inches, and the drawing area is 15.6 inches long

would this work for traditional animation?
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Re: would this portable desk work for traditional animation

Postby Charles » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:02 pm

It would work for traditional animation if you taped a pegbar to the disk. Looks to be on the cheap side but it's portable. If you're on a budget and the price is right I'd go with it. Otherwise you can get a better quality animation light box that encloses the fluorescent bulb and can capture all the brightness that's being emitted. You may not be able to transport it as easily but it'll be a better setup.

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Re: would this portable desk work for traditional animation

Postby daph-coco » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:47 pm

Thank you so much for the response Charles!, I´m buying the desk. In order to solve the problem of the illimination I will try to adapt something to the sides to increase the lighting potencial, I hope it works.
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Re: would this portable desk work for traditional animation

Postby tstevens » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:03 pm

You can work on anything that has a round hole in it with a piece of round plexiglass. When I was in Vancouver, there were a few people making portable desks that were pretty nice. They fit a standard 16.5" opening but, you had to have a disc. If you are in school I would spend a little more and get something decent. Although, it isn't very hard to make something if you have a disc. As long as they angle is adjustable it is usually OK. I like a pretty steep angle on my board - close to upright, but some people prefer something more like a traditional drawing table. I wouldn't bother buying a disc with pan bars. It helps for a few things but, since we don't have to worry about camera coordinates anymore they aren't as necesarry. Here is a link to a design and a nice chromacolour portable desk.

http://inklingstudio.typepad.com/photos ... index.html

http://www.chromacolour.co.uk/productde ... ent=Studio Equipment&child=Lightboxes and Disks

If you are going to be doing a lot of drawing make it comfortable to work at.
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