Monday, November 2, 2015

The Lord Inquisitor - Marcus Teaser 2015



Sharing with you a special teaser featuring Marcus, one of the lead character featuring in the upcoming CGI - Warhammer 40,000 fan based film "The Lord Inquisitor" by Erasmus Brosdau. We are very pleased to be collaborating with the talented team behind this unique project, working on the character rigs. The project is rendered in real-time using CryEngine Cinebox. Feel free to watch a quick rig test video below.

Marcus Allenbrisk (Rig Test) ~ Sci-Fi - CGI - Warhammer 40,000 from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

Watch the process of real-time facial motion capture and animation by Erasmus below.




For more detail, visit their webpage!

Congratulation to Ponmudi


We would like to congratulate our star student Mr. Ponmudi Chidambaram Poyyamoli (Canada) who recently landed a job as a Rigging TD at Method Studios. All the very best to Ponmudi smile emoticon

Here is what he has to say about us: "I am very glad to know about Puppeteer lounge rigging workshops. I am taking this opportunity to thank my instructor Mr.Suchan Bajracharya for all his teaching regarding Realistic rigging with muscles and his production oriented workflows, it really pushed my rigging skill into another level and also it helps me to get my dream job to work in movies. I highly recommend this workshop to my fellow riggers who want to improve their rigging skill to feature quality. Thank you very much Suchan."

My Technical Director / Rigging Showreel - 2015 from Ponmudi Chidambaram Poyyamoli on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Texture Workshop @puppeteerlounge

Introducing a new workshop at Puppeteer Lounge which goes over teaching how to texture a character and rendering real-time for look development. If you are interested feel free to join us.

More details about the course here.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

seUVBlendShape Demonstration

seUVBlendShape Demonstration from Scott Englert on Vimeo.

This is very cool. A blendshape that works based on matching UVs. Awesome toolset by Scott Englert.

Monday, October 12, 2015

One on One Live Animation Training @puppeteerlounge



Understanding the importance of One on One live mentoring, we have updated Puppeteer Lounge Animation Workshop fee structure to now included "Online One on One" mentor-ship program. Previously we featured the Online Group Workshop & Offline Workshops. With the introduction of the Online "One On One" Workshop, it is between you and the instructor. There is no waiting periods for the workshop start date and starts when you are ready, you can take it at your own pace with the assignments! I can tell you how flexible and more personal the training can get with one on one mentor-ship!! We have kept the price to be below average for the course in comparison to other schools, as you already know, at Puppeteer Lounge we focus on quality education at a reasonable rate! So if you are interested in joining the course, feel free to drop me an email. More info: 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Encounter



A short by Puppeteer Lounge student Julien Duroure and his team at RGBa. Done entirely in ‪#‎Blender‬, Julien is responsible for character rigging and animation. Love the look and feel! Julien joined us for “Cartoon Character Rigging Workshop” and currently is taking Rigging Workshop 3 "Hyper Real Character Setup". Julien is doing the course entirely in Blender!

Friday, October 9, 2015

SUSMITA ~ "Everest Summiteer"

SUSMITA ~ "Everest Summiteer" from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Sharing with you, Puppeteer Lounge's latest animated short "SUSMITA ~ "Everest Summiteer"

Based on a little girl's (Susmita's) dream of climbing the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest! Susmita maskey is the first Nepali women to have successfully summited all the Seven Summits.

Produced by Susmita Maskey, the first Nepali woman to Climb Seven Summits and the Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal Tourism, “Susmita”, is an animation series in planning to create awareness about violence against Children and Women. Susmita, being a survivor herself strongly believes the need of discussion of the issue not only in public and elite forum but in households and schools.

Watch the version with narration below...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Unreal Engine 4 "TEJO ~ Bodybuilding" Real-Time Demo



Real-time footage from Unreal Engine 4 captured at 4K...

Download the demo and play it on your computer. Visit our Puppeteer Lounge's website for more information. You can apply now and learn to create a demo like this using Unreal Engine 4.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Congrats Harris Wu


We would like to congratulate our student Harris Wu for his new job as a Rigging TD at Arc Productions (http://www.arcproductions.com/)! All the very best :D

Puppeteer Lounge's Graduate page!

Check out Harris Wu's rigging reel below!

Rigging Reel by student Harris Wu from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Harris Wu Rigging Reel 2015 from HarrisWu on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Car rig by Martin Gunnarsson

Car rig from Martin Gunnarsson on Vimeo.
nteresting Car rig demonstration by Martin Gunnarsson. Loved the procedural and dynamic movements!

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Jungle Book Trailer


Bravooooooo to my former student at Puppeteer Lounge, Mr. Fabio Siino who worked with a great team on the upcoming Jungle Book movie!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rigging Reel by student Harris Wu

Rigging Reel by student Harris Wu from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Show-reel by student Harris Wu featuring his work from Blendshape Combination System and Hyper Real Body Setup (Rigging Workshop).

If you want to learn like Harris, apply here!

(More info about BCS toolset: http://www.stargrav.com/bcs.php)

Friday, September 4, 2015

SAM Rig Demo


SAM Rig Demo from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

In this video, I go over a cartoon rig for SAM character. SAM features in an upcoming TV series " The Kingdom of Foo-doo" by Frogtale Studio. At Puppeteer Lounge we worked on all of the character rig for the TV series production by Frogtale Studio. Feel free to watch a short video teaser featuring SAM below.



If you like the demo and would like to learn a similar setup, feel free to check out Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Workshop here.

If you would like us to collaborate with you (Project), feel free to contact us for Modeling, Rigging & Animation services. More info: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/

Do like us on Facebook too (Stay Posted): https://www.facebook.com/puppeteerlounge?fref=nf

Video Clip from Modeling Workshop with instructor Rupesh Gurung

Video Clip from Modeling Workshop with instructor Rupesh Gurung from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Video clip from Puppeteer Lounge ‪#‎Modeling‬ Workshop with instructor Rupesh Gurung.

If you would like to study character modeling & sculpting with us, apply here: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/apply

More info: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/modeling-workshop

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Deformation Learning Solver v1.5

Deformation Learning Solver v1.5 from Webber Huang on Vimeo.

Reverse engineering setup by Webber Huang for game engine or any real-time application. Looks very cool!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Somos

Somos Shortfilm from Vero Morera on Vimeo.

Puppeteer Lounge Student Vero Morera and her team shares with us their animated short film "SOMOS". The short film depicts the importance of the aboriginal culture in Costa Rica. Beautiful imagination! Good job by the team and all the very best

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mechanical rigs by student Nigel Poole

Mechanical rig demo by student Nigel Poole. Wasp rig demo based on the Mechanical Setup exercise!

 Join Puppeteer Lounge to learn similar setup.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

jellyFish Demo by student Nikki




A quick demo of Jelly Fish rig by our student Nikki Christie. Applying the techniques she learned from the bouncing ball rig (Rigging Workshop 1) onto the Jelly Fish character! Well done :)

More Info: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/rigging-workshop

TEJO Unreal Engine 4 Demo

TEJO Unreal Engine 4 Demo from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Alright guys! After a lot of hard work and endless hours of digging through the workflow, here we have the TEJO Unreal Engine 4 Demo ready for viewing and of course downloading so that you can play it on your computer. I hope you enjoy this demo!

The Unreal Engine Workshop is now ready to begin with so if you are interested you can apply here to start learning. Also if you like the demo feel free to share it around!

More Info about the workshop and downloading click here!

P.S. Game engine integration with CGI production is the future so come join us and learn to create a demo like this or render out an entire animated full feature film! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Harris Wu Rigging Reel 2015

Harris Wu Rigging Reel 2015 from HarrisWu on Vimeo.

Check out this beautiful rigging reel by our talented student Harris Wu!

Student Feedback:
Harris Wu (China) ~ "I want to thank Suchan and Puppeteer Lounge for sharing the knowledge with me. It really pushed my rigging skill into another level. I do recommend everyone who want to be a rigger seriously, and want to build a strong reel to take some of the courses here, it will make you different."

Wishing Harris the very best!

More info on Rigging Workshops: www.puppeteerlounge.com/rigging-workshop
Apply here to learn: www.puppeteerlounge.com/apply

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Game of War (Flesh Sim Breakdown)

Game of War (Flesh Sim Breakdown) from Ehsan Kiani on Vimeo.
I was hired to do some rigging and sim for Game of War cinematic by Brainzoo Studio, so this is some of the breakdowns for flesh simulation. It was all done in 3 weeks, so had to rig and sim in that short timing..

Game of War (Flesh Sim Breakdown) by Ehsan Kiani. Very cool procedural dynamics!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Morph based muscle deformation

Morph based muscle deformation from Ten 24 on Vimeo.

Muscle deformation using morph targets created using actual 3D scans. Cool experimentation on realistic body deformation!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Calisthenics demo video by student Harris Wu

Animation Workshop 2 student reel with instructor David Good

Animation Workshop 2 student reel with instructor David Good from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

More info: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/animation-workshop
Apply here to learn: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/apply

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David Good Animation Reel: http://www.vimeo.com/117691544

Character Animation show-reel for Puppeteer Lounge ‪#‎Animation‬ Workshop 2 with instructor David Good. You can learn more about our workshops here: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/animation-workshop Apply for the upcoming August session here: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/apply

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Alexander Curtis - ANIMATION REEL 2013

Character animation reel by Alexander Curtis.

Hobo Rig by Kevin Temmer

Hobo Cartoony Rig (Beta Now Available!) from Kevin Temmer on Vimeo.

ktemmer SS from Kevin Temmer on Vimeo.

The Hobo Rig by Kevin Temmer, inspired by the cartoony essence of flat television animation as well as the whacky style of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; looks like a fun rig. The character has three different types of smiles, including a "normal" smile, giant-teeth smile, and gap-tooth smile. He also has a squash and stretch face and pupils, as well as some other fun cartoony features! Be sure to check out the beta version of his amazing cartoon rig by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Animation reference by David Good

David Good - Animation Reel from David Good on Vimeo.

A wonderful reference as shared by our animation instructors David Good to the students during body mechanics class.

"Check out the arcs on her hands, the stiffness of flexing muscles keeping her movements tight and accurate. But you only notice these things on a second viewing. What you feel is what the arcs etc combine to create. the principles are backstage things. The principles are hidden and felt and always present but they point to an action...like they all combine to create something greater. So now that your starting to understand them and are working them into your animations use them to describe the feeling of muscles and mass and motivation so that we notice the those things and don't notice the principles that make them up!" ~ David Good 

Join Puppeteer Lounge to learn character animation with Sony Picture's animator David Good: 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hobo Cartoony Rig By Kevin Temmer

Hobo Cartoony Rig from Kevin Temmer on Vimeo.

Interesting facial rig by Kevin Temmer. The exaggerated eyes and mouth shapes have a nice cartoon 2D like appeal.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

GURUNG (ANIMATRIX Tribute)

GURUNG (ANIMATRIX Tribute) from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Here is a quick in-house project we created at Puppeteer Lounge with the character Gurung from our Rigging Workshop for an intro shot for Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Show-reel 2015. You can watch the student reel here.

The project is rendered in real time using Direct X11 shaders directly from Maya Viewport 2.0.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bulders rig by Jeremy Davidson

Bulders rig from Fabelfjord on Vimeo.

Check out this wonderful character rig demo done by Jeremy Davidson for animated short film "Dunder" produced by Norwegian studio Fabelfjord. You can study character rigging in Blender with Jeremy Davidson here at Puppeteer Lounge. Click here for more info!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Show Reel ~ Summer 2015

Rigging Show Reel ~ Summer 2015 from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

A compilation of rigging works from Puppeteer Lounge students for rigging workshops. Great job by our students!

Apply now and learn character rigging with us!

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P.S. The intro shot is something we came up quickly here at studio, a tribute to Animatrix featuring Gurung from Rigging Workshop 3.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Safe Place by Angelos Roditakis

Safe Place from Angelos Roditakis on Vimeo.

Check out Safe Place, an animated short by student Angelos Roditakis presenting child abuse.
Also feel free to check the facial rig demo for the kid by Angelos here: https://vimeo.com/98829443

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Katmandu: Before the Quake

Katmandu: Before the QuakeKatmandu’s ancient sites were woven into the vibrant social and religious fabric of the city. Made of brick and timber, many of these iconic buildings were lost in the earthquake that rocked Nepal.See more of our Nepal video coverage: http://nyti.ms/1GEfLUR
Posted by The New York Times on Tuesday, April 28, 2015


As you know, Nepal has been hit by a terrible earthquake magnitude 7.8 in the rector scale. There has been countless aftershocks following the major quake! Today is the 6th day since the quake hit us and reports suggest that it is slowly settling down.

We at Puppeteer Lounge, our team and family are safe and will be resuming our operation from 1st May, 2015.

We would like to share with you all this beautiful heart touching video "Katmandu: Before the Quake".
‪#‎SupportNepal‬

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ragnosaur Final Unreal 4 Demo

Ragnosaur Final Unreal 4 Demo from Eric Wilkinson on Vimeo.

Very cool. Love to see how real time render and performance is getting better every time. Amazing character demo by Eric Wilkinson done in Unreal Engine 4.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dorito Effect for facial Rig in Maya by my student Veronica


Check out this wonderful tutorial by Puppeteer Lounge student Veronica on creating a Dorito effect for facial rig.

The Dorito technique allows for the rig’s controls to move with the deformations, making the rig much for intuitive for the animators.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ella Svahn - Real Time EyeShader 2.0



Real time eye shader by Ella Svahn.
http://www.ellasvahn.com/eye-shader/

Real time rendering is evolving rapidly with next gen graphics platform and hardware. I have been digging around this subject lately and I think it could be the future for films and games alike as well as interactive walk-through. If you would like to explore the amazing world of shaders and realtime rendering you can shuffle around this blog: http://www.shaderfx.com/

Cheers :)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Facial Rigging based on FACS by Souki

Facial Rigging based on FACS (WIP) from SoukiZERO on Vimeo.

Very impressive facial rigging demo based on FACS by Souki. The rig is controlled by over 100 joints. The facial wrinkles are driven through connected normal maps using a custom DX11 shader.

Animation Workshop 1 student reel with instructor David Good

Animation Workshop 1 student reel with instructor David Good from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Great work by Puppeteer Lounge animation students!
Apply at Puppeteer Lounge to learn character animation with instructor David Good smile emoticon
http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/animation-workshop

mMath Lib: Demo1 - Perpendicular vector

mMath Lib: Demo1 - Perpendicular vector from Marco Giordano on Vimeo.

Perpendicular vector - Maya math library demonstration by ‪#‎Python‬ instructor Marco Giordano. This is an open source library available at https://github.com/giordi91/mMath
You can find the necessary documents and example scene files to work with. Feel free to check it out and share it around!
Join us to learn Python programming with Marco Giordano.
http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/python-workshop

David Good - Animation Reel

David Good - Animation Reel from David Good on Vimeo.

Animation reel by our animation instructor David Good showcasing some of his awesome works from Guardians of the Galaxy - Maleficent - Ted - After Earth!
Join us to learn character animation with David Good.
http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/animation-workshop

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rigging Workshop 2 Bonus Materials


Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Workshop 2 (Cartoon Character Setup) gets even better with bonus materials that goes over Soft IK, Automated Pivot Control, IK – FK snapping, Space Switching and Smear Controls! All of these features can be added upon existing rigs; making the rigs more awesome :)

Student Feedback:

Edgar Jardim (Venezuela) - I am currently doing rigging workshop 2 and it's fantastic the amount of topics it covers, it's full of neat tricks to learn and implement on your own cartoon characters and the tutor explains every step of the process in great detail I totally recommend it. I'll be doing workshop 3 after I finish this one. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NicolasRossi reel2014

NicolasRossi reel2014 from nicolas rossi on Vimeo.

Bird Wing Rig Test from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

Pleased to present character reel by Puppeteer Lounge's student Nicolas Rossi. Loved it!
Nicolas took the Bird Setup Workshop with us. You can watch the demo video above. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Blender Animation Workshop

Animation Reel 2011 from Jeremy Davidson on Vimeo.

Puppeteer Lounge is pleased to launch Character #Animation Workshop in #Blender with instructor Jeremy Davidson. We are starting off with "Basic of Animation" course at the moment. We plan to add Intermediate and Advance level courses soon!

Apply here: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/apply

Animation Workshop in Blender: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/blender-workshop

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cartoon Rig Exercise: Jupetin Rig by Esteban Mendez

Cartoon Rig Exercise: Jupetin Rig from wemendezp on Vimeo.

Cartoon rig reel by my student Esteban Mendez. The character design, model, texture and rigging is all done by him!

Esteban is currently busy with our Rigging Workshop 2 (Cartoon Character Rigging). Will be posting some of his amazing progress works!

http://puppeteerlounge.com/

Cartoon facial rig by Andrey Filiminov

Cartoon facial rig from Andrey Filimonov on Vimeo.

Check out the facial rig demo by my student Andrey Filiminov. Andrey took the Cartoon Facial Setup workshop with us.

http://puppeteerlounge.com/

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Example ~ Rigging Workshop (Blendshape Combination System)

Example ~ Rigging Workshop (Blendshape Combination System) with instructor Suchan Raj Bajracharya from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

I had some great time teaching Blendshape Combination System and it's workflow on creating a realistic facial rig during by teaching process at Puppeteer Lounge. The BCS toolset is a gem of a tool, highly recommended for those into feature film quality production.

You can learn how to setup your very own cool facial rig using BCS with me at Puppeteer Lounge. For more info click here!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Updated Quadruped Workshop with Bobby

Puppeteer Lounge have an updated quadruped setup workshop where we go over rigging a lovely cartoon dog model. The workshop consists of 8 classes or approximately 8 hours of lecture time (Body and facial included)!

The character modeling is done by our very talented student Edgar Jardim who is currently busy with Rigging Workshop 2. Special thanks to Edgar for the model and request for the new workshop.

BTW the models name is Bobby and can be used by our animation students in their assignments too :)

If you are interested to learn character setup, apply here: http://www.puppeteerlounge.com/apply
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

VorleX Muscle System Short Reel

VorleX Muscle System Short Reel from ZSelector on Vimeo.

Very cool! Skin sliding, collision system, muscle flex and relax features seems very interesting.

Monkey Cat by Chris Bostjanick

MonkeyCat from Chris Bostjanick on Vimeo.

Check out the facial deformation/expression demo by Chris Bostjanick. Fantastic eye movements. A lot of hard work here with facial shapes!

More about the movie: https://www.facebook.com/TheNingyo