puppet construction process

doobee

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  1. felting kit to add texture to body – was advised by virpi and ended up being a time-effective way to construct the puppets and create a to-scale realistic texture
  2. crafting the base structure of doobee out of blocks of wood, drilling in holes for K&S and twisted armature wire

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3. attaching latex covered armature wire limbs to main wooden structure – if we could redo this process we would dye the latex first before dipping the wires as acrylic paint flaked off the latex afterward and did not look as effective

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4. felting doobee – was a long process but worthwhile to get the ‘fuzzy’ effect that worked really well, would work for crower as well

crowder

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  1. creating body out of wood, legs out of 3D printed elements – had ideas on making a joint to make legs moveable but found twisting armature wire worked better and was an easier, more feasible solution
  2. K&S used to insert joints into wooden body – created stable joint that didn’t move

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3. painted parts ready for assembly

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4. assembling parts together and texturing legs further with shades of paint to create rusted effect as plain black looked too flat, needed more personality and realism

 

 

 

 

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feb 27: virpi kettu talk/tutorials

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  • pointed out a lot of animation techniques that we hadn’t considered yet so far in much detail (squash and stretch, cushioning), consideration needed for when we are animating first hand
  • puppet making skills incredibly helpful to guide us to make our puppets as we did not have a clear idea of how to technically make them
  • decided on wire armature and felting after discussion, would be most time-effective and practical for our project

 

feb 19: initial mockups of sets and characters

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exterior mockup on animation wooden blocks

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interior mockup with initial furniture

  • group had a burst of inspiration during development, all were hitting a creative block whilst trying to reach unified concept for sets, tried creating a quick 3D mockup model together with newspaper to illustrate our combined ideas –> worked extremely well

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design mockups for crowder and doobee, not to scaleĀ 

  • as set mockups worked so well, i created mockups of the characters to achieve same purpose of being able to decide on final designs by seeing them in 3D format
  • illustrated my ideas a lot more effectively –> next step is creating to-scale mockups so they can be seen inside the set and moved around

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  • to scale mockup – was too small to fit into exterior set as scale reference used was only the interior –> scale for both sets needs to be considered for final characters measurements