Animating Robot Chicken Style

Hey guys, I did some searching but came up short.

I’m interested in using Gmod to make a little movie that features many tiny skits, and it comically animated much like Robot Chicken on T.V.

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for doing this. I was just going to stop motion it and hope for the best for I’m pretty sure that’s how they do it. However, I don’t know how many frames per second I need. Also, I don’t know how I would take a screen shot, change the animation slightly, and then get back to the exact location looking in exactly the same place as the previous frame for a smooth viewing experience.

All input is appreciated,


It’s stopmotion, yeah. I think robot chicken uses 30 FPS.

Also, you can place a camera somewhere, then just keep differentiating the screenshot. 30 pictures per second in a 5 minute video is nine thousand images, though, so you might wanna tone it down to 24 FPS which might actually be what robot chicken uses, only 7200 in 5 minutes. You’re gonna get loads of frames and a lot will be rejects, and it’s going to be a pretty big project, even for a 1 minute video.