Monday, September 1, 2014

F.A.S.T

F.A.S.T from clovis gay on Vimeo.

Check out this cool video demo of F.A.S.T by Clovis Gay. Inspired by what Pixar showed on Presto, this tool will really speed up your animation workflow. There is no need to select and manipulate controller to pose the character, the puppet is controlled by manipulating predefined mesh zones with your mouse movements.

You can get the tool currently available for 3ds Max here: http://www.kinematiclab.com/#!fast/cokv

P.S. the head model/scan used in the demo can be purchased from: http://www.triplegangers.com/

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HRCS (Rigging Workshop 3) Facial Setup WIP Demo

HRCS (Rigging Workshop 3) Facial Setup WIP Demo from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

Check out this quick WIP facial rig demo from Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging Workshop 3 (Hyper Real Character Setup). The rig currently is based upon muscle, joints and blendshapes. Small details like wrinkles, folding/creases will be added upon based on triggered maps. Sticky lips/eyes and skin sliding/dynamics will also be featured for more accurate facial deformation. Stay tuned for our student's reel!

You can also watch body rig/deformation demo here: https://vimeo.com/99830628

More about Rigging Workshops at Puppeteer Lounge: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/rigging-workshop

Animation Workshop 3 Reel by student Neil Brook

Animation Workshop 3 Reel by student Neil Brook from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Student : Neil Brook
Workshop : Animation Workshop 3
If you want to learn like Neil, apply here : puppeteerlounge.com/apply
More Info : puppeteerlounge.com/animation-workshop
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Norman (Character Rig): sites.google.com/site/normanrig/

Friday, August 29, 2014

Maya BlendShape Tips and Tricks



Handy tips and tricks by Steven Roselle where he goes over the procedure of baking topology and shape.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Facial rig demo by student Jamie Blyth



Facial rig demo by one of my start student from Puppeteer Lounge, Jamie Blyth. Jamie is currently a Junior Rigging TD at MPC.

Generalist reel by Francisco Tejo

reel2014 from Francisco Tejo on Vimeo.

Check out this generalist reel by my good friend, Puppeteer Lounge student and member Francisco Tejo. Very nice work on character rigging, fur and light/render :)

Jamie Blyth currently a Junior Character TD at MPC

Rigging Showreel 2014 from Jamie Blyth on Vimeo.

It is our greatest pleasure to hear great stuffs from our students. We would like to congratulate our student Jamie Blyth. Jamie recently got hired at MPC as a Junior Rigging TD. We would like to wish him the best

*Here is what Jamie had to say about us: "I wanted to thank you (Suchan Raj Bajracharya, our rigging instructor & founder) and Puppeteer Lounge for the brilliant workshops that you teach, as I don't think I would have been offered the job without the training I received."*

You can watch Jamie's latest rigging reel featuring facial and body rig and deformation above. The rigging demo features work from his assignments from our Hyper Real workshops. Beautifully done! : https://vimeo.com/98845518

Graduates: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/graduates
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Drone Rig by student Veronica



Check out the Drone rig demo by by student Veronica Morera. The rig features procedural blade and rope animation. Vero is currently upgrading the rig with a dynamics add-on for the rope.
If you would like to learn Procedural & Dynamic Setup, join us: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/rigging-workshop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Demo reel by Hans Godard

Plugin and Nodal DemoReel 2014 from Hans Godard on Vimeo.

Plugin and Nodal demo reel by Hans Godard (Currently a Character TD at Naughty Dog). Very cool stuff. you can also check his rigging demo reel below.

Character Rigging DemoReel from Hans Godard on Vimeo.