Sunday, August 31, 2014

HRCS (Rigging Workshop 3) Facial Setup WIP Demo

HRCS (Rigging Workshop 3) Facial Setup WIP Demo from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

Check out this quick WIP facial rig demo from Puppeteer Lounge's Rigging Workshop 3 (Hyper Real Character Setup). The rig currently is based upon muscle, joints and blendshapes. Small details like wrinkles, folding/creases will be added upon based on triggered maps. Sticky lips/eyes and skin sliding/dynamics will also be featured for more accurate facial deformation. Stay tuned for our student's reel!

You can also watch body rig/deformation demo here:

More about Rigging Workshops at Puppeteer Lounge:

Animation Workshop 3 Reel by student Neil Brook

Animation Workshop 3 Reel by student Neil Brook from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

Student : Neil Brook
Workshop : Animation Workshop 3
If you want to learn like Neil, apply here :
More Info :
Norman (Character Rig):

Friday, August 29, 2014

Maya BlendShape Tips and Tricks

Handy tips and tricks by Steven Roselle where he goes over the procedure of baking topology and shape.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Facial rig demo by student Jamie Blyth

Facial rig demo by one of my start student from Puppeteer Lounge, Jamie Blyth. Jamie is currently a Junior Rigging TD at MPC.

Generalist reel by Francisco Tejo

reel2014 from Francisco Tejo on Vimeo.

Check out this generalist reel by my good friend, Puppeteer Lounge student and member Francisco Tejo. Very nice work on character rigging, fur and light/render :)

Jamie Blyth currently a Junior Character TD at MPC

Rigging Showreel 2014 from Jamie Blyth on Vimeo.

It is our greatest pleasure to hear great stuffs from our students. We would like to congratulate our student Jamie Blyth. Jamie recently got hired at MPC as a Junior Rigging TD. We would like to wish him the best

*Here is what Jamie had to say about us: "I wanted to thank you (Suchan Raj Bajracharya, our rigging instructor & founder) and Puppeteer Lounge for the brilliant workshops that you teach, as I don't think I would have been offered the job without the training I received."*

You can watch Jamie's latest rigging reel featuring facial and body rig and deformation above. The rigging demo features work from his assignments from our Hyper Real workshops. Beautifully done! :


Drone Rig by student Veronica

Check out the Drone rig demo by by student Veronica Morera. The rig features procedural blade and rope animation. Vero is currently upgrading the rig with a dynamics add-on for the rope.
If you would like to learn Procedural & Dynamic Setup, join us:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Demo reel by Hans Godard

Plugin and Nodal DemoReel 2014 from Hans Godard on Vimeo.

Plugin and Nodal demo reel by Hans Godard (Currently a Character TD at Naughty Dog). Very cool stuff. you can also check his rigging demo reel below.

Character Rigging DemoReel from Hans Godard on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Animation Reel 2014 by Lisa Kim

Animation Reel 2014 from lisa kim on Vimeo.

Animation show-reel featuring some very nice in-game animation from God of War by Lisa Kim.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Run ( Saxxy 2013 Best Drama Nominee) War Short Film

Run ( Saxxy 2013 Best Drama Nominee) War Short Film from David Good on Vimeo.

Check out Run by David Good, our animation instructor.
In this short film, a soldier is confronted by his unresolved past on a run!
Learn character animation with David at Puppeteer Lounge. More Info:
Apply here:

Puppeteer Lounge's new Animation Instructor David Good

Meet Puppeteer Lounge's new Animation Instructor, David Good!
David currently works at The Moving Picture Company as an Animator. Previously he worked as an animator for Iloura, Method Studios, Plastic Wax, Frame Set Match, Plaza Films, Ambience and Team Bondi. David has animated on Ted, After Earth and Guardians of the Galaxy. He is our instructor for Character Animation Workshop.

David's current show-reel:

David Good Animation Reel 2012 from David Good on Vimeo.


Welcome aboard David :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eneco Hollandse Wind - Making of

Eneco Hollandse Wind - Making of from Colorbleed Studios on Vimeo.

Making of Eneco Hollandse Wind by Colorbleed Studios. Really cool transformation (Paper unfolding). Nice!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Super Spine - Beta test

Super Spine - Beta test from Vijay Kumar MC on Vimeo.

Super Spine demonstration by Vijay Kumar. Looks pretty flexible with the ability to blend between IK-FK in both forward and reversed articulation.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Iris Wobbles! - Eye In Slow Motion

WoW! This is amazing. A reference footage we came across during our training session. Thanks to my student Damien for sharing :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ROBOCOP - Official Trailer (2014) [HQ]

Check out the trailer for Robocop! Charles Wardlaw, one of my student at Puppeteer Lounge worked on the movie as a Senior Character TD :)

Charles also worked on Crimson Peak, The Strain (tv), Hundred Foot Journey and Pompeii. 

Looking forward to watch the movie! 

Always happy to hear great progress stories from our students and members

Wing Designer / MAX rigging tools - Overview

Wing Designer / MAX rigging tools - Overview from caustik on Vimeo.

Nice overview of wing rigging done in 3ds Max.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Script Pose saver

Script Pose saver from VIE Damien on Vimeo.

Pose saving utility tool by Puppeteer Lounge's student Damien VIE for animators.
If you would like to learn how to create a similar tool, apply for our ‪#‎Python‬ Workshop with instructor Marco Giordano:

Character TD Reel by Benjamin

Character TD Reel from Benjamin Rodriguez on Vimeo.

Check out the rigging reel by student Benjamin Rodriguez.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Merries Smile TVC

Merries Smile TVC from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

"Merries Smile" is Puppeteer Lounge's latest TVC for Merries featuring the "Merries Bunny". Hope you like it :)
Client : Merries
Production : Will Boll Production
Merries Smile Official TVC (Youtube):
More info:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Voodoo Magic
Only 3 riggers worked on Life of Pi!

That's the magic of "Voodoo", Rhythm’s proprietary extensible toolset for rigging, animation, camera tracking, matchmoving, fur, crowds, and 2.5D work. The software is going for sale!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SHAPES 2.0 beta 1.8 overview by Brave Rabbit

SHAPES 2.0 beta 1.8 from brave rabbit on Vimeo.

An overview of what SHAPES 2.0 by brave rabbit! The integrated brush feature and paint weights update looks great.

We will be going over a Live & Exclusive Webinar on using SHAPES 2.0 with our guest instructor Andrew Silke starting Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM (AEST “Sydney” – GMT + 10 hours).

If you would like to integrate SHAPES to your pipeline and enhance/simplify your projects, come join us.

For more info:

Safe Place - Facial rig demo by Angelos Roditakis

Safe Place - Facial rig demo from Angelos Roditakis on Vimeo.

Beautiful facial rig by student Angelos Roditakis created using joint based setup and corrective shapes created using SHAPES tool by brave rabbit for his BA graduation project, "Safe Place". Well done Angelos

Rigging Workshop:
Upcoming SHAPES Webinar:

Notification of upcoming Shapes Webinar with Andrew Silke
Just a reminder on our upcoming Webinar on #SHAPES with Andrew Silke!

Join us for our upcoming Exclusive SHAPES Webinar with our guest instructor Andrew Silke and learn how to create beautiful facial expression and anatomically correct body deformation

Webinar start date/time : Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM (AEST “Sydney” – GMT + 10 hours)

**Every participant gets a special offer on the purchase of upcoming SHAPES 2.0 by brave rabbit. Beautiful Natalie created and rigged by Andrew will be featuring in this Exclusive SHAPES Webinar. Each participant will be provided with the Webinar video recording and the scene file from the Webinar which includes a free copy of Natalie rig by Andrew Silke.**

So if you are interested, Hurry up & Apply now! << 46 Days to go! >>

More info:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blender Facial Rigging Snapshot by Jimmy

Student Jimmy Gunawan from Australia posted a quick snapshot from our Blender Rigging Workshop with the tagline:

"Gasp!" at Jeremy's Joint Based Advanced Facial Rig Kind of like how complicated it is. Understanding this really well, and every organic creature is easy to rig."

Join us if you would like to start learning character rigging in #Blender with Jeremy Davidson (from Sintel, Tears of Steel...)!

More Info:
Apply here:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Compression Deformer

Compression Deformer from Marco Romeo on Vimeo.

Compression deformer by Marco Romeo! Used for compressing edges/surface during deformation. Looks sweeeeet!