Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEMO SPLICE : Bezier and Nurbs Curve class

Puppeteer Lounge's instructor and my good buddy Marco Giordano shares with us his latest development using Fabric Splice! Check it out.

Want to learn programming? You can now purchase per-recorded videos from Puppeteer Lounge's #‎Python‬ Workshop 1 & 2 where Marco shares with us some great insights to create a custom Auto Rigging Tool.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Script Auto Rig Body by Damien VIE

Script Auto Rig Body from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Check out this Auto Rig tool demonstration by our student Damien VIE created using #Python / PyQt for Gurung character used in Rigging Workshop 3!

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SHAPES Webinar at Puppeteer Lounge with Andrew Silke
Great News

Exclusive Webinar on SHAPES "Blend Shape Editor" with Andrew Silke!

Join us for Puppeteer Lounge's upcoming Live & Exclusive Webinar on using SHAPES this September...

We have a very special guest instructor, Andrew Silke from Australia ( teaching us the art of using SHAPES tool through our upcoming Live & Exclusive Webinar.

Join acclaimed 3D professional Andrew Silke as he explains all the insides and secrets of setting up corrective shapes using the SHAPES tool by brave rabbit. Learn to setup an expressive facial rig and create anatomically correct articulation for the body!

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**This Webinar is Supported By: Ingo Clemens (brave rabbit)**

Script Facial Rigging with control geometry

Script Facial Rigging with control geometry from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Check out my student Damien VIE from Puppeteer Lounge showcase his latest experimental facial rig controlled by facial geometry.

Monday, July 28, 2014

M3CH Game

Here is a new trailer for the upcoming iOS 3rd person cover based shooter game by Puppeteer Lounge's student James Rowbotham and his team members at "Small Impact Games".

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Bird's Wing from Puppeteer Lounge

A screen grab from one of my lecture on Bird's Wing setup. (Bird Setup Workshop) at Puppeteer Lounge.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Vehicle-Terrain Interaction Demonstration

Vehicle-Terrain Interaction Demonstration from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

A quick video on using Closest Point constraint for vehicle real-time wheel-terrain interaction from one of my classes at Puppeteer Lounge.

P.S. the suspension and lot of the vehicle rigs are going all over the place at the moment, don't worry, this is a work in progress file and I just scrubbed through the timeline with dynamics enabled.

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Facial Muscle Setup Progress

Facial muscle setup in progress snap from Puppeteer Lounge's Training Workshops "Rigging Workshop 3 - Hyper Real Character Setup".

"The facial muscles are a group of striated skeletal muscles innervated by the facial nerve that control facial expression. The facial muscles originate from the surface of the skull bone, and insert on the skin of the face. When they contract, the skin moves. These muscles also cause wrinkles."

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Some CG Modeling @ ILM

Some CG Modeling @ ILM from George Aleco-Sima on Vimeo.

Check out this sneak peek on CG creature deformation for HULK at ILM. Some incredible sculpts here.

bbq bob head modelling

bbq bob head modelling from philip ballinger on Vimeo.

Facial shapes and sculpt articulation by .

Hyper Real Facial Setup Demonstration

Hyper Real Facial Setup Demonstration from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Here is a quick video demonstration showcasing the facial rig that I created and taught to students for Puppeteer Lounge's Hyper Real Facial Setup training workshop. The rig features a combination of musculo-skeletal deformation and corrective shapes. You can also see the rig being driven by the facial motion capture performance which is covered in Puppeteer Lounge's Facial Motion Capture Setup workshop.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

ZV Radial Blend Shape 3.0 - Eyelid deformer for Maya

ZV Radial Blend Shape 3.0 - Eyelid deformer for Maya from Paolo Dominici on Vimeo.

Looks like a very useful tool for a quick eye setup. ZV Radial Blend Shape by Paolo Dominici.
I have been experimenting with this tool and I have to say, it is pretty cool. I will try to implement this into some of my facial rigging stuff. Let's see how it goes! With radial, the linear interpolation of blendshapes from point A to B is converted into a arc which is crucial to facial deformation.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Machine by Siamak Abedini

Machine from Siamak Abedini on Vimeo.

Cool procedural Machine by Siamak Abedini.

The 6 Steps of Animation

The 6 Steps of Animation from morrmeroz on Vimeo.

1) Shooting reference video
2) Key posing
3) Blocking
4) Splining
5) Smoothing
6) Adding life

A video tutorial guiding through the process of character animation by

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rigging Tutorials by Marco Giordano

Check out some of these cool tutorials by Puppeteer Lounge's instructor Marco Giordano. He has shared with us some very useful rig tips and trickery!

Come join us and learn to build your own rigging tools and auto rigger in #Python.

MAYA TUTORIAL : How to place correctly the polevector with Python from Marco Giordano on Vimeo.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Puppeteer Lounge's star students work for MPC


Great news and a very happy moment for us. Two of Puppeteer Lounge's star students Fabio Siino from Italy and Damien VIE from France are hired to work at MPC (The Moving Picture Company) as Junior Rigging TDs. We wish them the very best

P.S. Damien and Fabio showcased their best work that they learned at Puppeteer Lounge. MPC appreciated their works on Tejo, Gurung rig and muscle deformation and their technical coding skills that they learned through Puppeteer Lounge's Training Workshops.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rigging Workshop 3 "Hyper Real Character Setup" Body Rig Deformation

Rigging Workshop 3 "Hyper Real Character Setup" Body Rig Deformation from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

This is a quick video demonstration that we did on body deformation and character rig for "Gurung" character from Puppeteer Lounge Rigging Workshop 3 "Hyper Real Character Setup" with the students.

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Gurung model sculpted & modeled during Puppeteer Lounge's training workshops on Character Modeling.

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