Friday, May 26, 2006
Digital rabbit puppet video
This is a digital puppetry demo from Animocap, a small company in Asia that is developing digital puppetry applications for mass use. The story behind Animocap is interesting and while their starter software is extremely limited, I think their overall approach is right on. You can download their starter kit for free and experiment with puppeteering talking heads on your computer in real-time using a keyboard. It won't allow you to do anything nearly as sophisticated as what you see in the video above, but it's still neat to check out.
I'm not clear whether this video was done with the Pro version of their software or not, but I'll try to find out.
Video via A Puppet Resource.