PuppetVision Blog Archives: Digital Puppetry

Tuesday Morning Inspiration: Dancing with Digital Puppetry

Tuesday Morning Inspiration: Dancing with Digital Puppetry

Hakanaï is one of the more unconventional examples of a digital puppetry performance I’ve discovered (although, is there anything truly “conventional” about any form of digital puppetry?). It was created by the French Company Adrien M / Claire B, who … Continue reading

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Kinect Digital Puppetry: It’s here, it’s real and it works!

Kinect Digital Puppetry: It’s here, it’s real and it works!

Back in November I wrote about those Kinect digital shadow puppets that went viral. Well, Kinect hacking has come a long way in the few short months since then and the potential implications for digital puppetry are huge. Continue reading

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Xbox Kinect Interactive Puppet

Xbox Kinect Interactive Puppet

I’ve been interested in the possibilities of digital puppetry for a long time. I started a blog called Machin-X devoted to the subject back in 2005 and I’ve even experimented with my own digital puppetry system. The idea of digital puppets isn’t new; Jim Henson … Continue reading

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Animata: Open Source Digital Puppetry

Animata: Reverse Shadow Theatre

Animata is open source real-time animation (or digital puppetry) software that is “designed to create animations, interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances”. The goal of Animata is to make it really easy to create scenes with digital … Continue reading

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Mashing Up Pixels and Puppets

Digital mouse rendered in post by the Panda Puppet Digital Puppetry System

Long time readers of the blog are probably familiar with Machin-X: Digital Puppetry, which I started back in December of 2005 as I got increasingly interested in Machinima and other ways that puppetry is being combined with new technology. Machinima is still … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk with Crush

Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney employs a lot of puppeteers and uses a surprising amount of cutting-edge puppetry in their theme park attractions. I’ve never actually been to the Magic Kingdom myself yet, but one of the coolest puppetry-related attractions I’ve heard of Disney’s … Continue reading

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