Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Hyper Real Body Setup" ~ Muscle Objects

A snapshot from one of Puppeteer Lounge's online rigging classes where we build muscle objects matching the creature's musculo-skeletal anatomy!

Fact about Muscle: "The term muscle is derived from the Latin musculus meaning "little mouse" perhaps because of the shape of certain muscles or because contracting muscles look like mice moving under the skin..."

More info on Puppeteer Lounge's rigging workshop:

To learn how to setup a Hyper Realistic Body rig, you can apply here:

YS Demo Reel 02-2014

YS Demo Reel 02-2014 from Yacine Sefsaf on Vimeo.

Rigging reel by Yacine Sefsaf. Nice facial rig and automated stuffs.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Genius and Wonder of Hayao Miyazaki

This is a man that has spent the majority of his life with his eyes fixed on sheets of paper just inches from his nose, as he brings to life phantasmagorical stories that seem to touch upon an elemental yearning in his audience. "He can come off pessimistic and cynical about modern society," said Unkrich. "I think he's trying to chase a kind of purity, and a way of life and another time, when things maybe weren't so hectic and commercial."

(The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He’s Retiring)

Monday, February 17, 2014


Dino_Head_rigging from Sven Kucinac on Vimeo.

Cartoon Dino Head rigging by Sven Kucinac.

Variable FK Autorigger

Variable FK Autorigger from Julian Oberbeck on Vimeo.

Variable FK rigging demonstration by Julian Oberbeck based on concept presented by Jeff Brodsky.

The tool is available for download at Creative Crash:

Get A Horse! CG Animation Test - Mickey Mouse & Horace

Reminds me of good old classic Mickey Mouse animation. CG animation test for Disney's Mickey & Horace.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Shoulder deformation by Andrew Silke

Shoulder rigging techniques using various tools  by Andrew Silke. He integrated Maya and Mudbox workflow to create this beautiful deformation. Check it out!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Workshop 3 (Hyper Real Character Setup)

Hey guys, so here is a WIP snapshot of our new character GURUNG which features in Hyper Real Character Setup workshop. Hope you like it! Trust me the final model is gonna look sweeet! So, if you are interested to learn about Hyper Real Character setup, apply here! You can also watch a quick turntable here! Click here for more info!

Character modeling and concept by our modeler and modeling workshop instructor Mr. Rupesh Kumar Gurung.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rupesh Kumar Gurung ~ Puppeteer Lounge Modeling Instructor

Meet Puppeteer Lounge's new Modeling Instructor & Modeler, Rupesh Kumar Gurung!
Rupesh is a self-taught modeller and sculptor specializing in organic character-creature modeling. He is our instructor for the upcoming Modeling Workshop and a modeler.
Welcome aboard Rupesh

Below you can see the new and upgraded TEJO modeled (sculpted) by Rupesh for Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging and Modeling Workshop. 

Charlie is up-to something!

Meet Charlie!

Charlie features in Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging and Animation Workshops.

More Info on Rigging Workshop:

More Info on Animation Workshop:

Enjoy this facial rig demo featuring a Zombie version of Charlie by Puppeteer Lounge's student Mikhail Timkov:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Ajar" Roars!

HRFS ~ Ajar Roars! from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.
Check out this short clip on Hyper Real Facial Setup. This workshop is one of the mini-workshops at Puppeteer Lounge where we build a photo-realistic facial rig for films based on facial sculpts and musculo-skeletal deformation! For more information on Puppeteer Lounge's rigging workshops, click here! You can watch the facial rig demonstration below!

HRFS ~ Facial Rig Demo from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.