Sunday, May 29, 2016
(Link to Video) Barnaby Dixon has come up with a clever new way of articulating a puppet.
Not only can the little fellow dance with his feet and move his arms and head, he can point, grab things, and even scratch his face.
"My philosophy for puppetry is to get the fingers and the hands operating as directly as possible," says Dixon.
The hand articulation is cleverly built, using fine cable articulation, with a spring running inside the cable tube to cut down on friction. Here's another video explaining how the hand mechanism works.
Posted by James Gurney at Sunday, May 29, 2016