Saturday, December 27, 2014

corporal animation test

corporal animation test from ajumohan on Vimeo.

Some serious performance by Corporal (the polar bear from The Penguins of Madagascar film); animation test by Ajumohan.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Around the World in 360° Degrees - 3 Year Epic Selfie

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhu & probably Pokhara (paragliding stuff) included in this wonder 360° degrees panoramic video by Alex Chacon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Kayla Facial Rig Walkthrough + Pose Demo

Kayla Facial Rig Walkthrough + Pose Demo from Josh Sobel on Vimeo.

Check out the facial rig demo by Josh Sobel for his upcoming character rig, Kayla. Looks fantastic!

Facial Action Coding System (FACS) Reference

For your reference on FACS, I just stumbled upon this video. Nearly any anatomically possible facial expression can be decoded from these AU and there combination.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blendshape Combination System (Facial Setup)

Blendshape Combination System (Facial Setup) from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Facial rig comparison between Standard Blendshape vs Blendshape Combination System (BCS) by Daniel Pook-Kolb ( With BCS you can create, combine (Combination-Sculpting) multitude of facial expression with flexible inbetweening and interpolation to simulate realistic skin behavior.

You can learn to setup a high-end feature quality facial rig using BCS toolset at Puppeteer Lounge. (

Apply here to learn:
Twitter: @puppeteerlounge
P.S. The Gollum character by Weta Digital was based on such a system for facial articulation. BCS is free for educational purposes.

Monday, December 8, 2014

High-Quality Capture of Eyes

Check out the research video by Disney which shows the implementation of 3d scans of human eyes. The dilation of pupil under different lighting condition is very cool.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vajrayana Art Gallery

Beside doing regular computer animation stuffs; I also collect, produce and create traditional Newar (Buddhist) art work (all beautifully hand-crafted). You can visit my gallery "Vajrayana Art" here.

Someday we at Puppeteer Lounge wish to bring these deities to life in the form of CG animation. That would be fantastic, there is just so much detail and a wide array of stories to go by.

You can find Vajrayana Art in Facebook here.

Mystique Reel 2014 by David Coral

Mystique Reel 2014 from davidcorral on Vimeo.

Check out this amazing reel by David Coral for his work on Mystique character transformation.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

R&D with BCS

A test comparison of standard Blendshape vs Blendshape Combination System BCS, developed by Daniel Pook-Kolb. You can watch the video by clicking here.

We are working on creating a new and exciting workshop specifically geared toward creating a facial rig using BCS.

For further enquiry contact us:
P.S. AU stands for Action Unit (Facial Action Coding System).

AU 1 = Inner Brow Raiser
AU 2 = Outer Brow Raiser

Monday, November 10, 2014

Helena & Ted @puppeteerlounge

Introducing two new characters Helena and Ted! Both of these characters features in Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Workshop (“Cartoon Character Setup”) and Animation Workshop.
Rigging Workshop 2 (Group Online) starts mid-end of November where we will learn to rig one of these character for animation.
Also join us for our upcoming Animation Workshop with instructor David Good to bring these characters to life!
Helena character modeled by Julie Tardieu from France

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nepal - Langatang Kyanjin Gompa Trek

Check out this short video created out of some of the videos from our trekking to the Langtang region of Nepal. In the video is my beautiful wife Sachina Shakya.
Please excuse some camera shakes. Watch it in 1080p and special thanks to KUTUMBA for the wonderful music:)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kind donation by Yeow Tiger for Dolpo School

Special thanks to Yeow Tiger from Malaysia for supporting Binod Shahi and the children of Dolpo with stationary items.These books will be distributed to the children of Mushi Village and one another School of Dolpa.

Yeow after watching Puppeteer Lounge's animated short "Dolpo School" contacted Binod Bid Shahi Nepa for the kind donation.

You can watch "Dolpo School" below:

Dolpo School (2014) from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

In the picture you can see Binod, Hari Ji who brought the stationary all the way from Singapore where Yeow currently lives.

You can help support Binod's organization by visiting their website:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Richard Maegaki 2012 ShowReel

Richard Maegaki 2012 ShowReel from Riggerman on Vimeo.

Rigging show-reel by Richard Kazuo aka Riggerman. Richard is currently studying facial rigging at Puppeteer Lounge.

His facial motion capture setup using SimpleCV is pretty impressive:

Check out his VIMEO profile for more videos:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Driven Wrinkle Maps by Damien VIE

Here is an image by one of my talented student Damien VIE showing the shading network to generate automated (driven) wrinkle map for a characters brow and face (The entire network is pretty big!). The maps can be projected real-time in the viewport with normal maps (used in game) or switch to dynamic displacement maps for realistic film quality render.

At Puppeteer Lounge, we constantly challenge our students to come up with new and better ideas out of many different possibilities.

Click here to learn more about rigging workshops at Puppeteer Lounge.

Check out this rigging reel by Damien to see the driven wrinkle maps in action (2:20)

DemoReel 2014 - Damien VIE - TD Rigger - Part 1: Rigging from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


FLEX from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Introducing FLEX, our new character for Animation Workshop! More about Puppeteer Lounge's training workshops on character animation: You can apply here to learn with us: Find us on FACEBOOK : TWITTER: @puppeteerlounge

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Insects from Ramteen on Vimeo.

Check out this amazing project "Insects" by my good friend Ramtin Ahmadi.

You can watch the making of video below.

Insects - Making of from Ramteen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SHAPES Webinar with Andrew Silke Teaser "Demo" (21-9-2014)

SHAPES Webinar with Andrew Silke Teaser "Demo" (21-9-2014) from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

In this Exclusive Webinar, Andrew explains all the insides and secrets of setting up corrective shapes using the SHAPES tool by brave rabbit. Learn to setup an expressive facial rig and create anatomically correct articulation for the body!

Special thanks to Puppeteer Lounge's guest instructor Andrew Silke from Create 3d Characters for sharing such brilliant tips and trickery on using SHAPES and Ingo Clemen the master behind SHAPES who was present the whole time answering questions and sharing his insights

SHAPES 2.0 is a really powerful tool that let's an artist to focus more into the creative side or process of character setup and speed up the workflow exponentially.

More Info:

Andrew Silke (Create 3d Characters):
Ingo Clemens (brave rabbit):

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ryse: 3Lateral face rigs in action from 3Lateral on Vimeo.

I was thinking about the possibility of integrating 3d scan for facial performance rig and today I came across this demo video using the same principle. A rig built from the overlaying 3d scan of actor's expression (serving the purpose of a corrective shape) based on FACS (different LOD of joint based facial rig) then driven through facial motion capture.

Check out the making of these facial rigs here. Great insights on LOD of the setup. The rigs are primarily joint based and the 3d scan serves as a corrective shape to enhance the realism of facial deformation. (Thanks Cesar Saez for sharing it to me):

Anyways, thinking of purchasing the scans here and building a facial rig out of it, let's see how it goes (For study it's a great reference).

You can purchase yours here:

P.S. I saw this technique first used in Matrix movies when Neo punches the agent in the face.

La Ritournelle - Teaser

La Ritournelle - Teaser from Reza Dolatabadi on Vimeo.

Check out the teaser for the upcoming short film "La Ritournelle" by directer Reza Dolatabadi. I was responsible for the character rigging. We (Puppeteer Lounge) also assisted with character animation and lighting/rendering for an unreleased trailer for the short.

Real Time Expression Scans

Real Time Expression Scans from Ten 24 on Vimeo.

The 3d scan system can also revolutionize the facial rigging stuff soon. Check this out.

Scans available at:

Making of Fol'Amor by Marthe Delaporte

Making of Fol'Amor from marthe delaporte on Vimeo.

Making of Fol'Amor by Marthe Delaporte.

Semi Auto Skinning Framework demo by Hans

Semi Auto Skinning Framework from Hans Godard on Vimeo.

Guess skinning is going to be not as time-consuming as it is now with this new algorithm computing the weights automatically. But still skin painting is a very creative process more like an artist creating a masterpiece. 

I wonder why Maya doesn't have a good deformer which will relax deformations properly, such as StretchMesh or the one above. Guess Autodesk will implement these in the near future :)

Muscle setup snapshot by Andres Quezada

A snapshot of muscle setup from Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging Workshop 3 by one of my talented student Andres Quezada.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

3 Days to go! SHAPES Webinar with Andrew Silke

Posted this directly from Create 3d Characters by Andrew Silke!

I'll be speaking at the Puppeteer Lounge Shapes Webinar is this Sunday! Sunday morn for some of you in the rest of the world (Europe USA).

Since I'm so excited about SHAPES 2 I've uploaded this free demo video demonstrating how simple and powerful this tool is. (see below)

The webinar is a one hour introduction to SHAPES 2 at the Puppeteer Lounge covering the facial setup of Natalie. $75 USD. This is an insight into how facial is done on some of the worlds biggest movies and games using techniques that are becoming the norm but until lately haven't been available in off the shelf tools.

SHAPES is fastest becoming the best off the shelf corrective blendshape editor/blendshape sculptor and total blendshape manager for Maya. Comes with paint masking, grab brush, one click pose space deformation or driven key setup, complete symmetry handling tools, full export import, one click topology changer and much more.

Webinar At the Puppeteer Lounge ($75)

SHAPES 2.0 Video Introduction (Free)

Natalie Facial Video (free rig coming soon)

SHAPES Official Page

Funding Dolpo School

Puppeteer Lounge co-founder/Animator Sachina Shakya donating fund to the Sir of Himalayas, Binod Shahi

It's our greatest pleasure to meet our very good friend Mr. Binod Shahi and supporting his campaign on educating the rural children of Dolpo region of Nepal. Puppeteer Lounge will be financially supporting "Dolpo School" annually for the proper education and welfare of the children of Dolpo. We are also planning a thing or two for the near future

You can also watch our short "Dolpo School" dedicated to Binod Shahi and the children of Dolpo in #Vimeo:  

Dolpo School (2014) from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Snow Yak Foundation in Facebook: Foundation

Snow Yak Website:

Studio Library

Studio Library is a free python script for managing poses and animation in Maya by Kurt Rathjen.

You can get Studio Library for free here:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AnimShader library

AnimShader library from Marco Giordano on Vimeo.

Check out "AnimShader library" by Puppeteer Lounge's instructor Marco Giordano.

Learn #Python programming with Marco Giordano at Puppeteer Lounge:

Monday, September 15, 2014

A week to go for Puppeteer Lounge Exclusive Webinar on SHAPES

Just a week to go! "SHAPES Webinar with Andrew Silke"

The final countdown. Registration date closes on 20th September 2014!

Join us to get an in-depth guidance from Andrew, where he will be talking about the inside of creating corrective shapes efficiently for an expressive facial rig.

*** brave rabbit offers a special discount on the purchase of student and commercial version of SHAPES 2.0 for the participants of this Live & Exclusive Webinar.**

Sunday, September 14, 2014

track&wheel Rig

track&wheel Rig from jonntd on Vimeo.

Tank track and wheel rig/tool demo. Good demonstration of tank thread and ground interaction. The UI looks pretty old school but get's the job done :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Jimmy Gunawan now works at Luma Pictures


I would like to congratulate my multi-talented student and a good friedn Jimmy Gunawan. Jimmy recently got hired at Luma Pictures as a Rigging TD. Wish him the very best :D

Jimmy's Blender Blog:
Jimmy's Maya Blog:
Jimmy's Houdini Blog:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10 Days to go for SHAPES Webinar with Andrew Silke

The character in the above clip has been completely set-up with the help of SHAPES by Andrew Silke.

To all the participants of Puppeteer Lounge's online event "SHAPES Webinar by Andrew Silke", please check your inbox for the Webinar invitation and SHAPES discount code email. After entering the code the price will automatically adjust.

If you would like to participate for the online event, apply here (Registration date closes on 20th September 2014 :

More Info:

Special thanks to Ingo Clemens and Andrew Silke :)

We look forward to meeting with you all.

Bendy Bones by Jimmy Gunawan

A snapshot of bendy bones from Puppeteer Lounge's Cartoon Character Rigging Workshop in Blender by student Jimmy Gunawan.

Our students are really happy with the whole thing. Stay posted for our upcoming student rigging reel in Blender!

If you would like to learn character rigging in Blender, apply here for the upcoming session (Group workshop starts mid October):

Blender Rigging Workshop starts at $240 only.

P.S. Character model from our Modeling Workshop.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

RUN (Re-Post) by David Good

Re-Post of the animated short "RUN" by Puppeteer Lounge's animation instructor David Good. Check it out! The short is about PTSD or Post-traumatic stress disorder where a soldier is confronted by his unresolved past! The portrayal of the character is very nicely done.

Learn character animation with David:

Join us for the upcoming fall session:

Animation Reel 2011 by Jeremy Davidson

Animation Reel 2011 from Jeremy Davidson on Vimeo.

Character animation reel by Puppeteer Lounge's Blender workshop instructor, Jeremy Davidson!

Learn how to setup a character rig like these in Blender with Jeremy:

Join us for the upcoming fall session:


F.A.S.T from clovis gay on Vimeo.

Check out this cool video demo of F.A.S.T by Clovis Gay. Inspired by what Pixar showed on Presto, this tool will really speed up your animation workflow. There is no need to select and manipulate controller to pose the character, the puppet is controlled by manipulating predefined mesh zones with your mouse movements.

You can get the tool currently available for 3ds Max here:!fast/cokv

P.S. the head model/scan used in the demo can be purchased from:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HRCS (Rigging Workshop 3) Facial Setup WIP Demo

HRCS (Rigging Workshop 3) Facial Setup WIP Demo from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

Check out this quick WIP facial rig demo from Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging Workshop 3 (Hyper Real Character Setup). The rig currently is based upon muscle, joints and blendshapes. Small details like wrinkles, folding/creases will be added upon based on triggered maps. Sticky lips/eyes and skin sliding/dynamics will also be featured for more accurate facial deformation. Stay tuned for our student's reel!

You can also watch body rig/deformation demo here:

More about Rigging Workshops at Puppeteer Lounge:

Animation Workshop 3 Reel by student Neil Brook

Animation Workshop 3 Reel by student Neil Brook from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Student : Neil Brook
Workshop : Animation Workshop 3
If you want to learn like Neil, apply here :
More Info :
Norman (Character Rig):

Friday, August 29, 2014

Maya BlendShape Tips and Tricks

Handy tips and tricks by Steven Roselle where he goes over the procedure of baking topology and shape.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Facial rig demo by student Jamie Blyth

Facial rig demo by one of my start student from Puppeteer Lounge, Jamie Blyth. Jamie is currently a Junior Rigging TD at MPC.

Generalist reel by Francisco Tejo

reel2014 from Francisco Tejo on Vimeo.

Check out this generalist reel by my good friend, Puppeteer Lounge student and member Francisco Tejo. Very nice work on character rigging, fur and light/render :)

Jamie Blyth currently a Junior Character TD at MPC

Rigging Showreel 2014 from Jamie Blyth on Vimeo.

It is our greatest pleasure to hear great stuffs from our students. We would like to congratulate our student Jamie Blyth. Jamie recently got hired at MPC as a Junior Rigging TD. We would like to wish him the best

*Here is what Jamie had to say about us: "I wanted to thank you (Suchan Raj Bajracharya, our rigging instructor & founder) and Puppeteer Lounge for the brilliant workshops that you teach, as I don't think I would have been offered the job without the training I received."*

You can watch Jamie's latest rigging reel featuring facial and body rig and deformation above. The rigging demo features work from his assignments from our Hyper Real workshops. Beautifully done! :


Drone Rig by student Veronica

Check out the Drone rig demo by by student Veronica Morera. The rig features procedural blade and rope animation. Vero is currently upgrading the rig with a dynamics add-on for the rope.
If you would like to learn Procedural & Dynamic Setup, join us:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Demo reel by Hans Godard

Plugin and Nodal DemoReel 2014 from Hans Godard on Vimeo.

Plugin and Nodal demo reel by Hans Godard (Currently a Character TD at Naughty Dog). Very cool stuff. you can also check his rigging demo reel below.

Character Rigging DemoReel from Hans Godard on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Animation Reel 2014 by Lisa Kim

Animation Reel 2014 from lisa kim on Vimeo.

Animation show-reel featuring some very nice in-game animation from God of War by Lisa Kim.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Run ( Saxxy 2013 Best Drama Nominee) War Short Film

Run ( Saxxy 2013 Best Drama Nominee) War Short Film from David Good on Vimeo.

Check out Run by David Good, our animation instructor.
In this short film, a soldier is confronted by his unresolved past on a run!
Learn character animation with David at Puppeteer Lounge. More Info:
Apply here:

Puppeteer Lounge's new Animation Instructor David Good

Meet Puppeteer Lounge's new Animation Instructor, David Good!
David currently works at The Moving Picture Company as an Animator. Previously he worked as an animator for Iloura, Method Studios, Plastic Wax, Frame Set Match, Plaza Films, Ambience and Team Bondi. David has animated on Ted, After Earth and Guardians of the Galaxy. He is our instructor for Character Animation Workshop.

David's current show-reel:

David Good Animation Reel 2012 from David Good on Vimeo.


Welcome aboard David :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eneco Hollandse Wind - Making of

Eneco Hollandse Wind - Making of from Colorbleed Studios on Vimeo.

Making of Eneco Hollandse Wind by Colorbleed Studios. Really cool transformation (Paper unfolding). Nice!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Super Spine - Beta test

Super Spine - Beta test from Vijay Kumar MC on Vimeo.

Super Spine demonstration by Vijay Kumar. Looks pretty flexible with the ability to blend between IK-FK in both forward and reversed articulation.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Iris Wobbles! - Eye In Slow Motion

WoW! This is amazing. A reference footage we came across during our training session. Thanks to my student Damien for sharing :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ROBOCOP - Official Trailer (2014) [HQ]

Check out the trailer for Robocop! Charles Wardlaw, one of my student at Puppeteer Lounge worked on the movie as a Senior Character TD :)

Charles also worked on Crimson Peak, The Strain (tv), Hundred Foot Journey and Pompeii. 

Looking forward to watch the movie! 

Always happy to hear great progress stories from our students and members

Wing Designer / MAX rigging tools - Overview

Wing Designer / MAX rigging tools - Overview from caustik on Vimeo.

Nice overview of wing rigging done in 3ds Max.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Script Pose saver

Script Pose saver from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Pose saving utility tool by Puppeteer Lounge's student Damien VIE for animators.
If you would like to learn how to create a similar tool, apply for our ‪#‎Python‬ Workshop with instructor Marco Giordano:

Character TD Reel by Benjamin

Character TD Reel from Benjamin Rodriguez on Vimeo.

Check out the rigging reel by student Benjamin Rodriguez.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Merries Smile TVC

Merries Smile TVC from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

"Merries Smile" is Puppeteer Lounge's latest TVC for Merries featuring the "Merries Bunny". Hope you like it :)
Client : Merries
Production : Will Boll Production
Merries Smile Official TVC (Youtube):
More info:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Voodoo Magic
Only 3 riggers worked on Life of Pi!

That's the magic of "Voodoo", Rhythm’s proprietary extensible toolset for rigging, animation, camera tracking, matchmoving, fur, crowds, and 2.5D work. The software is going for sale!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SHAPES 2.0 beta 1.8 overview by Brave Rabbit

SHAPES 2.0 beta 1.8 from brave rabbit on Vimeo.

An overview of what SHAPES 2.0 by brave rabbit! The integrated brush feature and paint weights update looks great.

We will be going over a Live & Exclusive Webinar on using SHAPES 2.0 with our guest instructor Andrew Silke starting Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM (AEST “Sydney” – GMT + 10 hours).

If you would like to integrate SHAPES to your pipeline and enhance/simplify your projects, come join us.

For more info:

Safe Place - Facial rig demo by Angelos Roditakis

Safe Place - Facial rig demo from Angelos Roditakis on Vimeo.

Beautiful facial rig by student Angelos Roditakis created using joint based setup and corrective shapes created using SHAPES tool by brave rabbit for his BA graduation project, "Safe Place". Well done Angelos

Rigging Workshop:
Upcoming SHAPES Webinar:

Notification of upcoming Shapes Webinar with Andrew Silke
Just a reminder on our upcoming Webinar on #SHAPES with Andrew Silke!

Join us for our upcoming Exclusive SHAPES Webinar with our guest instructor Andrew Silke and learn how to create beautiful facial expression and anatomically correct body deformation

Webinar start date/time : Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM (AEST “Sydney” – GMT + 10 hours)

**Every participant gets a special offer on the purchase of upcoming SHAPES 2.0 by brave rabbit. Beautiful Natalie created and rigged by Andrew will be featuring in this Exclusive SHAPES Webinar. Each participant will be provided with the Webinar video recording and the scene file from the Webinar which includes a free copy of Natalie rig by Andrew Silke.**

So if you are interested, Hurry up & Apply now! << 46 Days to go! >>

More info:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blender Facial Rigging Snapshot by Jimmy

Student Jimmy Gunawan from Australia posted a quick snapshot from our Blender Rigging Workshop with the tagline:

"Gasp!" at Jeremy's Joint Based Advanced Facial Rig Kind of like how complicated it is. Understanding this really well, and every organic creature is easy to rig."

Join us if you would like to start learning character rigging in #Blender with Jeremy Davidson (from Sintel, Tears of Steel...)!

More Info:
Apply here:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Compression Deformer

Compression Deformer from Marco Romeo on Vimeo.

Compression deformer by Marco Romeo! Used for compressing edges/surface during deformation. Looks sweeeeet!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEMO SPLICE : Bezier and Nurbs Curve class

Puppeteer Lounge's instructor and my good buddy Marco Giordano shares with us his latest development using Fabric Splice! Check it out.

Want to learn programming? You can now purchase per-recorded videos from Puppeteer Lounge's #‎Python‬ Workshop 1 & 2 where Marco shares with us some great insights to create a custom Auto Rigging Tool.

More info:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Script Auto Rig Body by Damien VIE

Script Auto Rig Body from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Check out this Auto Rig tool demonstration by our student Damien VIE created using #Python / PyQt for Gurung character used in Rigging Workshop 3!

More info on Rigging Workshop:
More info on Python Workshop:

SHAPES Webinar at Puppeteer Lounge with Andrew Silke
Great News

Exclusive Webinar on SHAPES "Blend Shape Editor" with Andrew Silke!

Join us for Puppeteer Lounge's upcoming Live & Exclusive Webinar on using SHAPES this September...

We have a very special guest instructor, Andrew Silke from Australia ( teaching us the art of using SHAPES tool through our upcoming Live & Exclusive Webinar.

Join acclaimed 3D professional Andrew Silke as he explains all the insides and secrets of setting up corrective shapes using the SHAPES tool by brave rabbit. Learn to setup an expressive facial rig and create anatomically correct articulation for the body!

More information on the Webinar:

Apply for Webinar here:

<< Get a **SPECIAL OFFER** on the purchase of upcoming SHAPES 2.0! >>


**This Webinar is Supported By: Ingo Clemens (brave rabbit)**

Script Facial Rigging with control geometry

Script Facial Rigging with control geometry from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Check out my student Damien VIE from Puppeteer Lounge showcase his latest experimental facial rig controlled by facial geometry.

Monday, July 28, 2014

M3CH Game

Here is a new trailer for the upcoming iOS 3rd person cover based shooter game by Puppeteer Lounge's student James Rowbotham and his team members at "Small Impact Games".

Follow their story and stay posted:

You can find out more about the game by visiting their website:

Bird's Wing from Puppeteer Lounge

A screen grab from one of my lecture on Bird's Wing setup. (Bird Setup Workshop) at Puppeteer Lounge.

More info on Puppeteer Lounge's training workshops in Character Rigging:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Vehicle-Terrain Interaction Demonstration

Vehicle-Terrain Interaction Demonstration from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

A quick video on using Closest Point constraint for vehicle real-time wheel-terrain interaction from one of my classes at Puppeteer Lounge.

P.S. the suspension and lot of the vehicle rigs are going all over the place at the moment, don't worry, this is a work in progress file and I just scrubbed through the timeline with dynamics enabled.

If you want to learn more about Training Workshops at Puppeteer Lounge in character modeling, rigging , animation and coding, feel free to check out our website:

Or contact us:

Stay posted by following Puppeteer Lounge's Facebook page:
Twitter: @puppeteerlounge

Facial Muscle Setup Progress

Facial muscle setup in progress snap from Puppeteer Lounge's Training Workshops "Rigging Workshop 3 - Hyper Real Character Setup".

"The facial muscles are a group of striated skeletal muscles innervated by the facial nerve that control facial expression. The facial muscles originate from the surface of the skull bone, and insert on the skin of the face. When they contract, the skin moves. These muscles also cause wrinkles."

If you are interested in learning how to rig a realistic character/creature, join us by applying here:

More in on Rigging Workshops at Puppeteer Lounge:

Sunday, July 20, 2014