Monday, March 31, 2014

Pitching Dolpo School to Dolpo Sir

During the opening to Puppeteer Lounge's new studio space I presented "Dolpo School" to the Sir of Himalayas, Mr. Binod Shahi, one of my greatest friend!

"Dolpo School" is an animated short currently in production at Puppeteer Lounge. The short is dedicated to the children of upper Dolpo (one of the remotest corner of Nepal) and Mr. Binod Shahi who is on an epic mission to provide proper education to the children of Dolpo!

Click the links below to learn more about Binod Shahi and his organization:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Computational Design of Mechanical Characters

heck out this research video on Computational Design of Mechanical Characters by Disney Research Lab.

The trick really lies in the "curves" to generate procedural movement of these mechanical characters or the Animatronix!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kerberos - Auto Rig demo by student Damien VIE

Kerberos - Rig With My Auto Rig from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Check out the latest Auto Rigging tool (PYTHON) demonstration by Puppeteer Lounge student Damien VIE to rig a 2 Kerberos! Keep up the good work Damien :)

More Info :
If you want to learn like Damien, apply here :

Thursday, March 20, 2014

STAND BY ME ドラえもん]プロモーション映像

New trailer for the upcoming Doraemon movie in 3D!

Puppeteer Lounge Animation student James Rowbotham's feedback

James Rowbotham (UK) ~ "I took the “Basic Foundation” Animation Workshop to improve my animation and to learn how to use Maya. I was very pleased with the course; the small class sizes as well as the open and friendliness of the teacher created an engaging and fun environment to learn. As soon as I finish “Basic Foundation” I will straight away be starting “Body Mechanics” and in the future I would like to take some of the rigging and python courses that PuppeteerLounge has to offer."

If you would like to learn character animation at Puppeteer Lounge, you can apply here!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HRBS ~ Arm Demo (WIP) UPDATE: Skin Dynamics (Wrinkle/Folds/Sliding)

HRBS ~ Arm Demo (WIP) from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

A quick update on the existing demonstration for the Arm Rig (Deformation) featuring the application of skin dynamics from Hyper Real Body Setup "Rigging Workshop".

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Animation for Development Nepal 1987

A workshop on traditional hand drawn animation in Nepal by UNESCO during the late 1980s!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Animation Workshop 1 Reel by Puppeteer Lounge student Ratish Shakya

Animation Workshop 1 Reel by student Ratish Shakya from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Excellent job by Puppeteer Lounge animation student Ratish Shakya.

Procedural Jellyfish Rig

Procedural Jellyfish Rig from Ehsan Kiani on Vimeo.

Procedural Jellyfish Rig by

Ryse Rigging Demoreel

Ryse Rigging Demoreel from Riham Tolan on Vimeo.

Rigging demoreel by featuring character from RYSE.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Puppeteer Lounge ~ Modeling Workshop

Hey guys, we are pleased to announce the launch of Puppeteer Lounge's latest online workshop, the Modeling Workshop with our brilliant character/creature modeler and instructor Mr. Rupesh Kumar Gurung!

Click here for more info on the Modeling Workshop!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rig with auto rig Python in WIP by Damien VIE

Centaur - Rig with auto rig Python in WIP from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Makai - Rig with auto rig Python in WIP from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Check out these excellent modular rigging tool demonstration by Puppeteer Lounge's student Damien VIE.

If you would like to learn how to create a modular auto rigging tool in Python, you can apply here for the upcoming terms.

How to modify a maya rig to add extra deformation : FOR ANIMATORS

How to modify a maya rig to add extra deformation : FOR ANIMATORS from Marco Giordano on Vimeo.

Ever wondered how to modify existing rigs and update them to match your animation need? Here is a nice little rig tip/tutorial for animators by Puppeteer Lounge's instructor and my long time buddy Marco Giordano on adding extra deformation control to a character rig. Check it out!