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!