Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wire/Ball & Socket Hybrid Armature For Stop-Motion Puppet!
I built this Armature for "Tip", a character from animator Kathrine MacDonald's film "Stuck".
These armatures are a great compromise for puppets that don't require full B & S.
If the animator knows exactly what action is required of their puppet, the joints that provide the less important actions can be replaced with wire. This reduces cost and, in most cases, build time.
If the client is open to compromise, a solution can be found to accommodate tight budgets and schedules.
(Character Design by Kathrine MacDonald)