Sunday, August 27, 2006

Mechanical heads

Here's a mechanical head I put together for a stop mo character. It can look right to left, blink, open it's jaws and rotate it's head. It could have easily been modified for cable articulation on a live action shoot. I did research on making eyes and found out that "glass eyes" that they use for people are not round, they are a dish shaped prosthetic eye like the one shown here. Through trial and error I found a way to mold a round eye shape then cast it in acrylic then polish it on a buffer. The iris and pupil were hand panted with oil paints and I used fibers from a red silk cloth for the veins.


Blogger Kevin MacLean said...

Which project was this for?

12:25 AM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

This was for a ground hog type rodent puppet that was used as a test for a personal project. It's still in development but the animation looks promising.

8:52 PM  

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