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."

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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

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