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:
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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.