Sunday, December 29, 2013

eyerig by erazerhead

eyerig from erazerhead on Vimeo.

This is very nice. Love the fleshy eye setup!

Dolpo School "Coming Soon"

At Puppeteer Lounge, we are working on creating an animated short film dedicated to Dolpo Sir (Binod Shahi) and the Kids of remote Dolpo region of Nepal. The animated short will be released soon for the welfare and educational development of rural Dolpo (Nepal).

Lost In Nazca

Lost In Nazca is an adventure puzzle game by 5th Space Studios. Puppeteer Lounge is providing character rigging and animation service for the project by collaborating with 5th Space Studios.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hyper Realistic Body Setup ~ Training Workshop

Anyone interested to learn how to setup a Hyper-realistic body?

Puppeteer Lounge is launching a brand new rigging workshop dedicated to setup Hyper-realistic body rigs for films!

Course Details:

Contact us:

Apply here:

Course starts from 22nd January, 2014.

Monday, December 23, 2013


1999 LOTR VR TROLL from John Sheils on Vimeo.

Check out the demo of CGI live action integration for the Troll character in LOTR by .

Thursday, December 19, 2013


dvAutoRigCar from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Puppeteer Lounge student Damien VIE showcases his latest tool to automate the rigging of a vehicle.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lovely Gift by a very Greatful person

Thank you so much Binod for such a wonder gift presented during my wedding with Sachina Shakya!

We at Puppeteer Lounge is proud and pleased to publicly announce the making of a short animated movie dedicated to Binod and the kids for the welfare and educational development of remote upper Dolpo region of Nepal. Many thanks to Binod aka Dolpo Sir :)

More about Binod:
Binod's personal blog:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rise of BallBoT

Rise of BallBoT from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Check out Puppeteer Lounge latest promotional video featuring our very own Transformer making a debut at our home town (Near our studio complex!).

For projects, visit us at Puppeteer Lounge.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Programming Instructor ~ Marco Giordano

Meet our new Python, PyQt & Maya API Programing Instructor, Marco Giordano!
Marco currently works at Double Negative, London as a Creature TD. Prior to working at dneg, he worked as a Character TD for Rainbow CGI, Trixter and many more where he lead and created character rigging pipeline tools, auto rig tools and plugin development on top of character and creature rigging. He is our instructor for Python, PyQt and Maya API Workshop.

Marco's webpage:

Marco's video library:
Welcome aboard Marco :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Quadruped Walk Cycle Tutorial

Quadrupede Walk Cycle Tutorial from SamyOddjob on Vimeo.
Samy Fecih, Character Lead Animator at DreamWorks Animation, presents a video tutorial to get to a strong base for a walk cycle very fast using mainly mathematics in Maya.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hyper Real Facial Setup ~ Jaw calisthenics test
WIP Jaw calisthenics test from Puppeteer Lounge's Hyper Real Facial Setup!

The facial rig is constructed based on human facial anatomy with muscles, bones and skin dynamics.

Apply now to learn how to rig a photo-realistic facial setup.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Grimm Visual Effects Breakdown Reel - VFX / PDX 2013

The rigging is pretty straight forward here, however the visual effects and render is impressive. Didn't like the morphing though, could have been better! Check out the photo-realistic CGI head replacement breakdown by Hive FX.

Rig Builder Guides from Auto Rig Tool workshop

A snapshot from the 2nd class of Puppeteer Lounge's Auto Rig Tool workshop where we build guides to visualize and customize the rig creation.

The Auto Rig Tool or "Biped Builder" as we like to call it will automatically setup a Bipedal character based on what we have learned from Rigging Workshop 2!

Apply now to learn how to create an Auto Rigger!

correctiveShapeEditor - sculpt over existing shapes

correctiveShapeEditor - sculpt over existing shapes from brave rabbit on Vimeo.

Cool tool by Brave Rabbit to create, edit and connect corrective shapes!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Advanve Modular Rigging System by Davoud Ashrafi

Advanve Modular Rigging System from Davoud Ashrafi on Vimeo.

Auto rigger tool demo by Davoud Ashrafi. The implementation of interactive UI is pretty interesting! Check it out.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

from Animatic to final_complete process

from Animatic to final_complete process from pepe sanchez on Vimeo.

From animatic to final piece by .

Hyper Real Facial Setup "Workshop" ~ WIP

WIP snapshot from the 3rd class of the Hyper Real Facial Setup workshop at Puppeteer Lounge! The facial rig is constructed based on human facial anatomy with muscles, bones and skin dynamics.

For more info on Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Workshop, click here!
Apply now to learn how to rig a photo-realistic facial setup!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Modular Rigging in Battlefield 3

Modular Rigging in Battlefield 3 from Johan Ramström on Vimeo.

Modular rigging system and animation pipeline tools demonstration reel by Johan Ramström for EA Battlefield 3.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


dvLimbCreator from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Puppeteer Lounge student Damien VIE demonstrates his latest Python based tool! Keep up the good work Damien and we hope to see an Auto Rigger tools demonstration soon ;)

If you would like to learn like Damien, Apply here!
Click here for more info on Python Workshop!
Click here for more info on Rigging Workshop! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rigging Demoreel by Raluca Feresteanu

Rigging Workshop 2 demonstration reel by Puppeteer Lounge student Raluca Feresteanu.

Rob 'n' Ron - Tour de Animation

Lars Ellingbø of Tumblehead show the animation process for one of his shots from Rob 'n' Ron. We start with an animatic (here we lock acting and timing) and then go over to 3D layout - blocking - blocking plus, then finally turn the keys over to spline and add the final polishing touches.

Mac 'n' Cheese - Supermarket

"Mac 'n' Cheese - Supermarket" is an animated short directed and created by Colorbleed Animation Studios, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This short film was established by the "Ultrakort" fund, a collaboration between SNS Reaal Fonds, Pathé and Het Nederlands Filmfonds.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

3D Tiger Tank rig

Very impressive tank rig demo for Blender. You can download the model and rig here.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Digital Emily Project: Achieving a Photoreal Digital Actor

All about creating digital Emily! Check it out here.

Animatronics VFX Showreels HD: by Gustav Hoegen

You should definitely check this out! Non CGI puppetry!

WebGL Demo – Ginger (Facial Rigging)

Ginger is a WebGL demo created by David Steele of Stickman Ventures using WebGL, JavaScript, three.js, jQuery, and Maya. According to Stickman Ventures, Ginger is “Ginger is a facial rig that utilizes 25 or so morph targets that get powered by three.js in WebGL. The facial features of the model can be shifted into different forms and expressions using the jQuery UI sliders” options of which include: Jaw Range, Lip Sync, Jaw Twist, Lip Curl, Eyes, Width, Expression, Symmetry, Tongue, and Sex. You can also move the camera via the WASD keys.

Try out the rig here!
More information about the demo: see blog post.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Starscream by Fredrik Olsson

Have you watched a funny version of TRANSFORMER! Starscream by Fredrik Olsson

Friday, October 11, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Passions and Techniques of Steven Spielberg

A short analysis of Steven Spielberg's films by Steven Benedict. This is very motivational and inspiring being educational at the same time.

Student Feedbacks ~ Raluca Feresteanu

Puppeteer Lounge's student Raluca Feresteanu from Germany shares her opinions and feedbacks:
In this 15 class Rigging Workshop I learned to construct a complete human rig that any animator will be happy to work with! Every class was very clear and understandable and the schedule was great because I could choose the day and time that I wanted. I am very happy about my decision to take this workshop at Puppeteer Lounge!!! 
Thank you Raluca! We are glad that you choose to learn from us. All the best and we are looking forward for a great reel complete with you animation skill-set

Animation Resource ~ Walk-Cycle

Some of the wonderful resources on  animating a Character Walk-Cycle. Feel free to browse through all of them before you get started! Great stuff :)

A real time demo of how to approach animating a basic 3D walk cycle using Maya!   
Walk-Cycle tutorial at Angry Animator:

In-depth Walk Cycle tutorial by Francis Jasmin:

First step guides on creating a Walk-Cycle emphasizing on walks, runs, animation principles like Anticipation, use of the right tools, work flow by Michael Berenstein:

Pixar Animation Internship Reel 2013

Pixar Animation Internship Reel by Billy Ward.

Rigging Reel by Jorn-Harald Paulsen

Superb rig presentation by Jorn-Harald Paulsen! Great stuff Jorn :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Love it! "MATSUBISHI BUG" lol

Le Gouffre - Vidéo développement 12 - Rig du pont

Props and Mechanical rigging can always be challenging due to certain limitation. Here is a nice example of a suspension bridge rig by Le Gouffre.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Student Feedback ~ Charles Wardlaw (USA)

Puppeteer Lounge's student Charles Wardlaw from USA shares his opinions regarding his experience with us:
The fact that you guys really work to help out working professionals isn't something I'll forget. I've been recommending you to others and I'll continue to do so in the future.
Thank you Charles! We wish you the very best on your endeavors and your studio, Skeletal Studios :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

ABBY - Monsters

Check out MAGNITUDE's new animated music promo directed by Pooya Abbasian. MAGNITUDE is also producing their upcoming short film "La-Ritournelle" which is directed by Reza Dolatabadi. Puppeteer Lounge is proud to be collaborating with the team at MAGNITUDE on their upcoming short film "La-Ritournelle". We would like to congratulate the MAGNITUDE team for their latest work :)

2013 - Implicit Skinning: Real-Time Skin Deformation with Contact Modeling

Linear blending has been the primary choice of deformation for many years now. Then comes the Dual Quaternions system, which does preserve volume but deformation often results with bulging and in-appropriate deformation. Check out the Implicit Skinning, which as seen in this demo is a real-time solution to preserve not just volume but also simulate skin contact. Great stuff!

Plugin and Nodal DemoReel

Check out these amazing array of tools by Hans Godard. Check out these amazing array of tools by Hans Godard. It's not just maths but more like technical creativity at it's best. Very cool! Very cool! Check out his rigging demo reel below.

Caldera (2012)

Amazing short by Evan Viera. Beautiful!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Puppeteer Lounge FESTIVE Offer for Animation courses

At Puppeteer Lounge, we are offering a special discount on Animation Courses to celebrate the upcoming DASHAIN festival here is Nepal!

So if you would like to study character animation and grab this opportunity, do join us!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jeff Brodsky's trunk rig demo

Jeff Brodsky showcases the variable FK rig for controlling the trunk of an elephant very intuitively, keeping it simple for the animators.

Saturn - Evolution

Looks cool! Saturn - Evolution by

TEJO gets a Facelift!

TEJO gets a facelift!

TEJO, who features in our muscle and deformation workshops gets upgraded with more skin, muscle details and a "loincloth"! The new sculpt and maps combined with an a dynamic muscle based deformation results in more believable and hyper-realistic character setup!

More Info on Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging Workshop!

Hyper Real Facial Setup @ Puppeteer Lounge

We have a new and exciting workshop at Puppeteer Lounge: Hyper Real Facial Setup

The workshop goes over seting up an intuitive facial rig combining facial sculpts and muscular deformation which concentrates into finer details such as triggering facial wrinkles, skin sliding and dynamics!

If you are interested in learning believable facial rigs, then apply now!

Monday, September 30, 2013

The War- Beast by Antoine Cunningham

The War-Beast is a CGI animated project by Antoine Cunningham! Puppeteer Lounge is proud to collaborate together with Antoine for the project.

Antoine is a veteran character animator who have years of experience working as a 2D/Traditional animator for Disney! Antoine is currently learning character rigging and scripting through Puppeteer Lounge rigging consultant service.

We wish him the very best for the success of the project!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

cartoon facial rig by Mikhail Timkov

Cartoony Facial Rig demonstration by Puppeteer Lounge's student Mikhail Timkov. Keep up the good work Mikhail :)

If you would like to learn like Mikhail, Apply here!

More info on Rigging Workshops!

ogr rig

Check out this character rigging demo by Mikhail Timkov. Mikhail is one of my student at Puppeteer Lounge.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Moving anatomy reference- shoulders

Check out the reference footage of Human shoulder movement (rolls, flexes) by Paul smith.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Kickstarter campaign is launching a Kickstarter campaign to upgrade their site with new tool improvement which allows you to browse and scrub frame by frame through their 1800+ online video references. Check it out!

Production Rig Examples - BGS

Rig demo by Harry Gladwin Geoghegan.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sanima Bank TVC "CG Live Action Integration"

Puppeteer Lounge's very first Nepali TVC featuring two of the famous Nepali celebs Mr. Madan Krishna Shrestha and Mr. Hari Bansha Acharya. Puppeteer Lounge is responsible for all CG elements in the TVC.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Skinning Tips & Techniques with Suchan Raj Bajracharya Teaser "Demo"

Recently we conducted a Webinar session on Skinning Tips & Technique where I hosted the program. Check out a short demo on the Live Webinar session we conducted at Puppeteer Lounge.

If you are interested in purchasing the Webinar recording, contact us!

Little Freak

Nice short by . Love the emotion!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Beautiful short from GOBELINS!

Character Animation Demoreel 2013 ~ Raluca Feresteanu

Check out the animation show-reel by student Raluca Feresteanu. Raluca is currently learning character rigging at Puppeteer Lounge. We believe see can be an equally great rigger as she is an animator! She is a fast learner ;)

V-Ray Animation Showreel 2013

Really pleased to see the animation from The White Rabbit Animation (TWR) studios featured in V-Ray Animation Showreel. The team at TWR did a great job including the rigging team to whom we at Puppeteer Lounge have been providing Online Character Rigging Consultant service. Great reel!

HoneyBeeMaya2011 flyAround 101a

Honey bee fly around by gerardo castellanos.

Rigging Reel 2013 ~ Georg Schneider

Rigging reel by Georg Schneider.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Shri Hanuman Chalisa -- Trailer 1 [HD]

The concept work, style and character design really stands out here. Would love to see all of this in motion. A teaser for “Shri Hanuman Chalisa” a 3D animated short by Charuvi Design Labs.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

CRYENGINE® Demo 2013

Very cool features! Water evaporation is something completely out of the BOX. Sweeet!

Exclusive WEBINAR on Skinning Tips & Techniques update

Hello Folks! If you are interested to participate with me in Puppeteer Lounge's online event going over advance topics in character skinning then hurry up and apply now. Registration Deadline to apply is 3rd September!

Friday, August 23, 2013

CJCG Tips Tip 001 --- Creating multiples of an arm to fake motion-blur effect in Maya for cartoony animation

Ever wondered how to create those beautiful looking smears (multiples) and enhance your animation! Take a look at this tutorial video by C. J. Cow. Useful tips!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Autodesk Anaheim User Event 2013 - Xbox One Game Development

CRYTEK features and talk about their new game "Ryse" where they exploit the possibilites to create more realistic game all running realtime, thanks to the new high-end hardware specification integrated on the upcoming XBOX One!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cartoony Character Rig by Achim Wirth

Check out the rigging reel by Achim Wirth, one of my star student at Puppeteer Lounge. Take a look at above reel where Achim has brought "Charlie" to life!

DemoReel 2013 - Damien VIE Junior Td Rigger

Check out the rigging reel by Damien VIE. He learned character rigging from Puppeteer Lounge and he is one of my talented student!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Show Reel ~ Summer | Fall 2013

A compilation of rigging works from our students for rigging workshops.
Apply now and learn character rigging from us!
Apply Here :
More Info on Rigging Workshop :
More Info on Rigging Consultant :
Best Wishes to all our talented students :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Check out the cartoon doe "quadruped" character rig demonstration.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ronaldo de Azevedo Animation Reel 2013

Very cool character animation by Ronaldo De Azevedo.

Animation Reel by Ronaldo De Azevedo. Love the stylization!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Rigging showReel 2013 by Pranaw Pradhan

Character rigging show reel by my buddy Pranaw Pradhan. Pranaw is currently working as a lead character rigger at Incessant Rain Animation Studios, Nepal. I supervised him back then in character rigging stuffs.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Exclusive WEBINAR on Skinning Tips & Techniques

At Puppeteer Lounge we are conducting the 2nd episode of our Exclusive WEBINAR

Come join us to learn the Tips & Techniques of Character Skinning and create great looking deformation!

For More Info, click here. 

Apply Now to secure your seat!

Hurry Up! Limited seats :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rigging Workshop 2 Reel by Damien VIE

Check out the latest show-reel by Puppeteer Lounge student Damien Vie featuring what he learn from Rigging Workshop 2. Good job Damien :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

...for all it's worth

Re-edit of Animation for Dutch commercial by Felix Sputnik.

Monster mayhem: Pacific Rim By Ian Failes

Head over to fxguide to check out the VFX work of the collasal robots in Pacific Rim.

Below is a behind the scene footage of The Pilot Suits - Legacy Effects.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Joon Shik Song Animation Reel

Check this out! Superb animation "Change of personality" by Joon Shik Song.

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Girl in Town

This is nice! Bullying the new girl in town :)

Great interaction and beautiful animation!

houdini Flip elastic research

Interest viskos-elastic effects with a custom strain field by .

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Creature VFX Omelette Presentation

Walkthrough of the process to create a photorealistic CG polar bear by James McCarter at Storm Studios.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bill Broeckel's shares his opinion in facial animation polishing

Puppeteer Lounge animation instructor, Bill Broeckel shares his opinion on facial animation polishing:

"Often times when animator run into polishing the facial animation, it becomes intense and confusing! Keys get shuffled all around and you need to be able to keep track of them so to spot errors quickly, or when you have a hiccup and are wondering what's causing it. The curve editor will of course come into play as well, but not as much as for the body; it'll be more of like a rough pass to get some curves going and then the rest is just placing keys and not worrying too much of what the curves are doing."

Apply Now to learn character animation at Puppeteer Lounge!

Bruce Lee Johnnie Walker Game Changer Commercial

Personally the CGI looks good but not real (The Uncanny Valley), also using an iconic legend for a Whiskey commercial doesnot make sense specially when Bruce Lee is a man devoted to fitness!

Also, instead of mocaping the actor for facial animation, I would rather go for key frame animation and using Bruce Lee's movie act and documentary as a guide for facial animation. There is a lack of charm that makes us say that, this is "Bruce Lee". You can see this in his eyes!

But overall a good step!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DemoReel by Soner Altincit

Beautiful generalist reel by one of my student from Turkey, Mr. Soner Altincit.

Check out some of his other works here.

Pixar Monsters University Progression Reel

Pixar Monsters University Progression Reel from Story Board, Layout, Crowd Simulation, Animation, Final Lighting to the final render.

More details!

Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video

GTA V looks massive! A must play...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Facial expression from TWR

A range of facial expression and poses for a cartoon baseball player character from The White Rabbit Animation Studios where Puppeteer Lounge is currently providing it's Online Character Rigging Consultant service ! Nice job by the riggers and the team from Taiwan:)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Steve Carell Promotes “Despicable Me 2″ as Gru on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Jimmy Gunawan sends his regards to PL

Jimmy Gunawan from Australia sends his regards to Puppeteer Lounge after receiving a surprise gift

"Thanks for Puppeteer Lounge T-Shirt from Nepal. It's a surprise gift. Would like to visit Nepal and meditate one day :]

The best private mentoring for Rigging: 

Kind regards from Sydney, Australia. - Me and a borrowed Corgi." ~ Jimmy Gunawan

Check out his blog on Maya goodness!
Check out his blog on  Blender sweetness!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Animation Competition @ SplineBomb

Head over to SplineBomb if you would like to participate in their animation competition on Express An Emotion: ‘Panicked’!

Mickey Cartoons - Behind the Animation

Behind the animation of Disney's new Mickey Mouse short.

Niroj Karmacharya ~ Puppeteer Lounge

Meet our new Character Animator, Niroj Karmacharya!
Niroj studied character animation here at Puppeteer Lounge.

Niroj's Vimeo Page!
Welcome aboard Niroj 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Warface Trailer Tank Rig by Matthew Lee

Warface Trailer Tank Rig by Matthew Lee based on a modified version of Felix Joleanes spline/tread system.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Character Animation Demo Reel ~ Aaron Ludwig

Nice character animation reel by .


Intense brawl between two creatures by .

“OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) Tool Development” ~ Puppeteer Lounge

"Object-Oriented Programming Tool Development” Python Workshop 2 is now available for Python Programming. Join Us and learn to created a Flexible and Modular Auto Rigging system to speed up your workflow and boost your productivity!

Najar Faicel ~ New Memeber @ Puppeteer Lounge

Meet Puppeteer Lounge's new CG Generalist Artist, Najar Faicel!
Najar is a CG Generalist and Graphics Designer from Tunesia. He initially worked as a CG Generalist at Pixel One Studio in Tunisia. Currently he works as a Graphics Designer and CG Generalist at Drawing Link Group in UAE.

Najar's Vimeo Page!
Welcome aboard Najar

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tom Clancy's The Division - E3 Gameplay

Check out the game-play of Tom Clancy's The Division. Must PLAY! :)

Ryan Bradley - Character Animation Reel

Nice character animation reel by Ryan Bradley.

Facial Puppetry

Brilliant facial tracking techniques. The project aims at developing methods that enable natural communication over a distance without revealing one’s identity!

Non-Flip Setup with Victor Vinyals Teaser "Demo"

Here is a sneak peek of the recording from Puppeteer Lounge's Exclusive WEBINAR on Non-Flip Setup with Victor Vinyals!

If you missed the Webinar or would like to purchase the recording, feel free to Contact Us!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kompost "Monsterfish"

Puppeteer Lounge's Exclusive WEBINAR on Non-Flip Setup with Victor Vinyals is about to start in approximately 1 hour 35 minutes time. Meanwhile, please enjoy this beautiful reel by Victor Vinyals!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Dark Sorcerer E3 2013 Full 12 Minute Reveal Trailer

Awesome! Looks like the next gen video games going to leap across the uncanny valley. Check out the full PlayStation 4 next gen tech demo revealed at E3 2013.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Puppeteer Lounge's Webinar Updates "Invitation"

We have begun sending the invitation to join Puppeteer Lounge's Exclusive WEBINAR on Non-Flip Setup with Victor Vinyals! To all the participants, please check your INBOX to register as an attendee. The Webinar is scheduled on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 from 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM NPT (UTC+5:45). Looking forward to teaching with you all :)

If you want to participate in the event, well hurry up and Apply Here:

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy birthday to Puppeteer Lounge :)


Puppeteer Lounge celebrated it's 1st anniversary on 10th June, 2013! A big thanks to all our crew members, our beloved students, our clients and all our well wishers on this special occasion :)

Special thanks and Congratulation to my beloved Sachina Shakya, also the Co-Founder of Puppeteer Lounge. It's a pleasure working with you!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

How to Train your Robot!

Looking for a boxing trainer ASAP! 

Check out this short inspired from the movie "Real Steel".

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Muscle Based Facial Setup "Rigging Workshop"

A brand new On-Demand Workshop "Muscle Based Facial Setup" has been added to the list of Rigging Workshops at Puppeteer Lounge.

The 6 class workshop deals on how we can use the power of muscle objects in combination with joints and corrective shapes to drive a realistic or cartoon facial rig!

Click here for more info!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Non-Flip Setup Webinar Update (Date & Time)

Hey Folks! Great news :)

We have a confirmed date and time for the upcoming Exclusive Webinar on Non-Flip Setup with Victor Vinyals.

Join the Webinar on Tuesday, June18 at 3:00 PM Spain - Barcelona (UTC+2 hours ) Time!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2013 VFX Showreel / Character Rigging Demo Reel

Check out this superb rigging/vfx reel by Matt L Derksen! The reel features his work on feature movies as a Rigging Supervisor at Rythm & Hues.

CGSociety - Peta 98% Human

The 98% Human project in early 2011 when BBDO agency EP Verity Grantham emailed The Mill to say she had a top-secret script they were committed to and they were looking for a visual effects company to help them realize their vision. After the script for 98% Human was sent over to The Mill, the team all read it and agreed that The Mill had to be involved with this project.

The spot focuses on the use of primates and is part of PETA's campaign “The Great Ape Pledge” which drives viewers to the newly developed microsite where they can register to take the vow to stop the use of primates as actors.

Check out the CG Focus on CG Society!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Webinar Updates "Stay Tuned & Apply Now!"

We are very excited to get started with the online Webinar with Victor Vinyals on a really exciting topic of setting up a Non-Flipping shoulder rig. Just a week and a few days remaining till it starts. If you want to participate in this exclusive event then apply now!

More info!

To all the participants, we are really looking forward to teaching with you all

P.S. We will soon publish the event time and date!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Incoming Non-roll Setup WEBINAR update

Puppeteer Lounge's Exclusive Webinar on Non-Roll Setup with Victor Vinyals is scheduled to lauch during the 3rd week of June. For those of you who want to participate in the event, hurry up and apply now! Seats are being taken as we speak of… :)

The Webinar focuses on rigging the shoulder area of a character where Victor will be sharing his techniques to avoids the usual and annoying collapse of the shoulder area when twisting the upper-arm while hitting certain positions!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Webinar with Victor Vinyals

Puppeteer Lounge is proud to present an Exclusive WEBINAR session with our guest instructor Victor Vinyals!

Come join us to learn the insides and secrets of the Non-Flip Setup!

More Info!

Feel free to take a look at the impressive Non-Flip shoulder setup from Victor's Businessman rigging reel.

Hurry Up! Limited seats :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Meet Victor Vinyals!

A new member of Puppeteer Lounge family joining as a Guest Rigging Instructor to conduct Puppeteer Lounge's upcoming Exclusive Webinar sessions.


Victor is an accomplished Character Setup artist from Barcelona, Spain. He initially worked as an animator for 8 years and later discovered his passion for character rigging. He worked as a Senior Character TD at Aardman Animations. Currently he works as a freelance Character Setup artist for companies like Aardman itself, and Molinare for commercials, short films, games and features. He is our Guest Rigging Instructor to conduct our upcoming exclusive Webinar sessions. Stay Tuned!


I would like to personally welcome him into this new and exciting venture :)

"Welcome aboard Victor!"  

Feel free to check out his all time favorite and inspiring rigging reel below :

DAO MakingOf

Making of DAO, made by compositor Bertrand Polivka that illustrates some of the behind the scenes work involved in creating the spot.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Judd Simantov on character rigging and modeling in Naughty Dog's The Last of Us

Judd Simantov presents his work on Naughty Dog's latest project, The Last of Us!

Filmmaking Techniques

Filmmaking Techniques by demonstrating a variety of camera and editing techniques. Included: camera shots, angles, framing, movement, focus, white balance, composition, lighting, animation, blue/green screen, keying, colour adjusting, cloning, slow-motion, image effects, transitions and sound editing by Curtis Brownjohn.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Animation Showreel 2011 -VIOLA BAIER-

Beautiful animation reel by Viola Baier featuring 2D and 3D character and creature animation.

Eye Direction and Proximity

Great post on eye direction and it's importance. Head over to  Pencils, pixels and pursuit of awesomeness blog to check it out!

Character TD Reel by Jan Lachauer

Nice reel by Jan Lachauer featuring deformation tools and cartoon rig.

Making the sparrow

Making the sparrow by Assembly. Also a neat demo on MembranaeDeformer by Daniele Niero below.

Sunday, May 12, 2013