Sometimes there is simply no substitute for a model mover, whether large or small. When filming large things in a simulated moving environment (like people inside a fast car) the flexing and physics involved just don’t look real unless you really move the set. And when filming smaller items like a clay figure for stop-motion animation or jewellery for automated product photography, it just makes sense to move the object instead of the camera. Mark Roberts Motion Control offers model movers in a range of sizes to suit your needs. From model cars to real cars, we can move it, rotate it, and shake it.
A high-strength motion-base platform with 6 Degrees of Freedom capable of moving large and small objects. The high-speed, powerful servo units give the user the ability to move their object in any linear and rotational direction to create the illusion of motion. These platforms are often used with actors against a green screen to give the appearance of driving a vehicle over rough terrain or piloting a spacecraft, for example.
Motion Base Controller
The Motion Base Controller is a scale model of the Stewart Platform that provides an intuitive method of controlling or programming the full-size version. The full-size rig mimics the hand-controlled movements of the Motion Base Controller, and optical encoders ensure a high degree of accuracy and stability.
Rotational / Turntable
Turn your object with absolute precision with the Rotational / Turntable Model Mover. The unit is fitted with a lathe style chuck, with clamping jaws to hold the object in position, and a sensor for indexing the chuck — the unit used in conjunction with the Linear or 2 Axis Model Movers to deliver even more versatility and control.
Small Rotating Turntable
Capable of carrying payloads of up to 20 kg at rotation speeds of up to 100 degrees per second, the Small Rotating Turntable is ideal for small objects and consumer products. The sturdy, flat top plate on can be changed to fit the size of your object
Large Rotating Turntable
Capable of carrying large objects, such as motorbikes or cars, this 4.5-metre turntable is ideal for shooting automotive commercials, rotating whole sets or performing a perfect 360-degree move around an actor. It’s sturdy, but slim base also makes it useful for showroom demonstrations. It can support payloads of up to 600kg with rotation speeds up to 90 degrees per second
Linear & Axis
Linear / Chuck Model Movers
Ideal for moving an object in a straight line quickly, the Liner Model Mover can push, pull, lift and lower objects at speeds of up to 1 metre per second. Combine the Linear Model Mover with the Rotate or Chuck Model Movers for total control in any direction. When the Chuck is added the possibilities of the combined units allow an object to be moved in a whole array of directions.
2 Axis Model Mover
The 2 Axis Model Mover is a combination of the Chuck Model Mover and a larger rotate system.Whether the units are used together or apart, they bring precision and versatility to the film set. The larger rotate can be used upright using its stand, or placed on its back. The Chuck Model Mover then operates in a plane perpendicular to the larger system. The Chuck Model Mover has a hollow shaft to allow models to be mounted from either side.
3 Axis Tables
Based on the MRMC Rostrum, but without the camera attached, this 3 Axis system can be supplied in a variety of sizes and maximum rotation speeds, and are ideally suited to filming miniatures, artwork or complex macro work. The three axes comprise of north-south, east-west and rotate.
This custom rig combines high-speed shooting with full motion control, giving you the ability to capture complex high-speed action with absolute precision.We fully customise every Linear Motor to the precise requirement of your shoot.