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.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Slow Maya File Dialog "Solution"

How many thousand of hours have been wasted because of Maya slow File Open dialog? Here is a post by my student Jimmy Gunawan with a solution to fix it!

Antoine Cunningham Rough Demo Reel

One of my student Antoine Cunningham showcases his amazing talent in character animation. He worked on all time favorite Disney movies such as Tarzan, Mulan and many more. Check it out!

Sculpture Techniques with Jordu Schell

Sculpture Techniques - How to Sculpt a Maquette - PREVIEW - Video Tutorial with Jordu Schell

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

A stop motion animation by Physicists that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film. That's just amazing! Below is the making.

Deformers Tools Demo by Michael Navarro

Tools Demo by Michael Navarro featuring deformation tools used to speed up workflow for Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

Sebastian Garcia's 2012 Demo Reel

Rigging reel by Sebastian Garcia. Nice toony setup!