Twiggly: animatronic/ hand puppet

edited July 2016 in Puppet Contest
Twiggly is a puppet I made for a short film that was submitted to the Jim Henson Dark Crystal fan film competition. I have 8 servos controlling the eyes, blink, lips, brows, and smile. I sculpted the head and hands and cast them in silicone, hand painted his eyes, and made a cast of my own teeth. The jaw and head movements are controlled by a puppeteers hand and the arms and hands are operated with rods and cables.

Short film:

eye test: 

Animatronic face test:

face test with skin:

cable controlled hand:

I used the Stan Winston cable mechanism basics DVD to make the first puppet in this and Twiggly is at the end. I figured why not share this too, hope y'all enjoy. 





Post edited by Barton Gilley on
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