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: