Sunday, 7 December 2008

Naked Bunny!

The beginning of this model was the armature, made from wire and foam with a wooden base. I mounted him on a wooden stand for the reason that he was only going to be shot from the waist up, so there was no need for me to make legs. This also made it easier for me to secure him to the set during animation to prevent him from moving.
All parts of the armature are moveable, arms, ears, spine, neck and hands.



From this the character was built up using grey plasticine and detail added with milliput (air drying clay).

What A Gobshite!

To make this guy talk, he has 10 different slot in mouths that represent different letters and sounds. Shown below....

All these mouths are different in shape and tongue position eg. the LTH mouth has the tongue behind the teeth, to create the right shape for that sound. All that's left to do after that is to do the dope sheeting for the lip sync and match the mouths up to the syllables, and as if my magic he speaks!