Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rollin' Safari production focus


Funny shorts on cute chubby ball like animation code named Rollin' Safari's production focus is now available at CG Society. Check it out!

Also make sure to take a look at the rig demo of the fat chubby Cheetah from the short.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weta Digital’s Tissue system

Check out Weta Digital's Tissue system video interview used to build muscles, skin, and fat for creatures in such films as Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Prometheus and The Hobbit: An Unexpected. 

Disney Face Swaps

This is funny. Check out the face swaps for Disney characters and pick your favourite. lol :D

Paperman



Disney's short film Paperman is simply beautiful! Love at first sight ;)

Cartoon test - Blocking



Brilliant Blocking by  .

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Euler Rotations Explained



Gimbal lock and Euler rotation beautifully explained.

ahmed shalaby Facial rigging


Cool facial rigging demo by Ahmed Shalaby. I like how the artist have setup-ed the fleshy facial deformation with volume preservation.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cartoony Facial Rig ~ Danny



This video goes over the facial setup on Danny character. The rig features cartoon like deformation to produce exaggerated facial expression and emotion.

Hope you like it!

Please enjoy :)

 More Info on our workshops...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Xilent 'Boss wave' (official music-video) HD



Check out this music video. You will love it! See how the imaginary world of arcade game is brought to real life.

Making of - Gollum - The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey by Weta Digital



Check out the making of Gollum. Very impressive!
See the deformation on the character. There must be tons of corrective shapes driving the realistic expression of the character.

PL Animation Workshop 4 Reel by Rajson Shakya



Animation reel by student Rajson Shakya for "Acting" assignments.

If you want to learn like Rajson, apply here!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Charlie Pose Test

Here is a quick pose test for Charlie by one of my student. Charlie features in Puppeteer Lounge's Cartoony Facial Setup workshop. The rig features advance layer based deformation controls for intuitive and cartoon like articulation.

Apply now to start learning!

PL Animation Workshop 3 Reel ~ Niroj Karmacharya



Animation reel by student Niroj Karmacharya for "Advance Body Mechanics" assignments.

If you want to learn like Niroj, apply here!

King Frog rig demo

Brilliant work by Wesley Schneider on the frog rig :)

Monkey Compilation

Cute monkey animation for game Monkey Quest by Taran Matharu.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

ROSA

ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world.

The Boolieman Rig

Interesting character rig which can be shaped like clay. Nice concept!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reels by Mikhail Timkov



2D animation by Mikhail.



Rigging and animation by Mikhail.

Beautiful reels by my student Mikhail Timkov. 

ngSkinTools demo


Really handy tool for skinning. Brilliant stuff. Skinning is based on layered approach pretty much like photoshop. Go ahead and check it out. You will love it once you get hang of it :)

Download it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

mAtt RINGOT - Rigging Reel - sept.2011



RIGGING / FACIAL RIG & BLENDSHAPES / DYNAMICS - REEL - by .

ROLLIN' SAFARI - 'Flamingos' - Official Trailer FMX 2013



Beautiful and Funny!

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs

Time-lapse photos of dancers show graceful arcs of their moves. More beautiful images!

Rigging Consultant ~ Puppeteer Lounge.


Recently at Puppeteer Lounge we have started a totally new genre of online learning platform through our Online Character Rigging Consultant service.

Basically the consultant service is similar to the online workshop, however with consultant service you get to learn with your team on production related task at your studio or company. The consultant service goes over review, mentor-ship,  guidance and supervision with artist working at studio and production house.

It's our great pleasure to teach rigging team from studio around the world :)

For more info, check out the Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging Consultant page!

The above picture features Monkey King, one of the greatest fictional character being brought to life at The White Rabbit Entertainment, Inc. We are pleased to provide our very first Online Character Rigging Consultant service to the team at The White Rabbit Animation Studios.

4Wheel Vehicle Autorig



Vehicle auto rigger tool demo by . The tool will be ready for download on creative crash.

In this Town - Final Animation vs Reference Footage



From reference footage to final animation by

Monday, January 14, 2013

SRB - AnimTransfer v1.1 Update


A newer version of SRB - Animation Transfer v1.1 script is now available for download. The newer version now features transferring, exporting and importing animation data from multiple objects.

Special thanks to Lermy Garcia Mas (lermy3d@gmail.com) for the latest updates :)


Download here!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Open Rigging Workshop “How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera” ~ Recording



Hi Folks!

So here it is the recorded video of the live session "Open Rigging Workshop" that I hosted at Puppeteer Lounge on "How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera”. Had a really great time interacting and learning with the participants of our meeting.

Hope you all find it informative!
Go ahead, check it out and feel free to share it around!

Cheers :)

If you loved watching it and want to learn from us, come join us. Apply here...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stork - ProdigoFilms ~ Wesley Schneider



Very interesting demo by Wesley Schneider on a cartoon bird rig. I really liked how he have showcased the demo with an animation. Check it out!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Open Rigging Workshop “How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera” Complete

Had a great time today interacting and learning with the participants of our Open Rigging Workshop on “How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera”. We are really encouraged to do more sessions like these in the near future. Soon posting the video recording of the meeting :)

More Info!

Cyberpunk 2077 – Teaser Trailer



Cyberpunk 2077  video game based on the Cyberpunk series of pen-and-paper games. The game is being produced by CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a decadent futuristic world in which ultra-modern technology co-exists with a degenerated human society.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Open Rigging Workshop “How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera” Notification

Thank you all for registering our Free Online Open Rigging Workshop on “How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera”. The meeting commence tomorrow January 11, 2013 at 11:00:00 AM NPT (+0545 UTC). We will shortly start sending out the invitation so please make sure to check your inbox. See you all then :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Maya Face Rig & FaceFX



Face rig demo by Nicholas Silveira.

La Ritournelle Production Blog

Check out the production blog of short movie La-Ritournelle where director Reza takes us through the artistic process of creating a the artistic and melodramatic movie from concept to final. Check it out!

Jomboo & Juni

Meet Jomboo and Juni :)

Jomboo and Juni are two new characters featuring in Puppeteer Lounge animation workshop.

Previously I did a quick rig demo of the character on Vimeo.  You can find it here.

You like it! Join us :)

"TAMBOO" Characters

Here it is! Finally the 3D models of our lead characters, all colored "textured" and looking beautiful. Now comes the time to put in the skeleton and controls  "The Puppets" and bring these happy folks to life ;)
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More Info!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Stunning concept art for Pixar's cancelled project Newt

For more beautiful artworks of the project, click here!

The Escape



Really nice short by a Enspire Studio based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Looks like the story is set in the Tron world but a bit of twist. Great stuff!

Animator's Eye book trailer by Francis Glebas



Looks like yet another great book on animation. The Animator's Eye covers the whole process of bringing an idea to life using animation and it documents the making of an animated short with a wonderful score by Hans Karl.

Evolution of Tom Hanks

Came across this beautiful illustration of actor Tom Hanks. Nice!

Jomboo Rig Demo



Rig demo of the new ball character "Jomboo"from Puppeteer Lounge. Character design by Sachina Shakya.

P.S. I keep mentioning the character as a "he". Well there is a "she" version of the character as well which can be toggled from main character which I forgot to go over. And yes "Amplify" == "Exageration" ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

6 more days till registration closes. Hurry Up!

Just a reminder to let you all know that only 6 more days remaining till the registration closes for the free open rigging workshop on “How to rig a Polaroid SX-70 Camera” . So hurry up and secure your seat guys :)


Pixar Animation Intern Reel 2012 - Priscila Vertamatti



Animation reel by Pixar Intern.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Walt Disney Animation Studios – Technology Papers Videos

An Artist Friendly Hair Shading System A Programmable System for Artistic Volumetric Lighting Asynchronous Contact Mechanics Efficient Elasticity for Character Skinning with Contact and Collisions Interactive Collision Detection between Deformable Models using Chromatic Decomposition Interactive Lighting of Effects Using Point Clouds in “Bolt” Perceptually-Based Compensation of Light Pollution in Display Systems Reflections on Simultaneous Impact Robust Treatment of Simultaneous Collisions More Info!

The Siege



Winner of 'Best 3D Commercial' at the British Animation Awards 2012.