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Posted by Neo (Guest), on 2001-03-17 11:43:53
Characters to Set
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User ID: 9308123 Sep 3rd 1:27 PM
I have a question regarding size. About how tall are your puppets? I was going to get two armatures from Armaverse but then I found out that their 13 inches tall. Is that about how tall most puppets are? I was going to make my puppets about 7 inches tall because I don't have a lot of space.
User ID: 0701364 Sep 4th 3:11 AM
We've had this question before...try a search. My people are usually 12 to 14 inches tall, but I'm animating some bugs that are 6 or 7 inches tall and they are lighter and easier to animate. Ray's famous fighting skeletons are only about 8" high. Most puppets seem to be around 8 to 12 inches. Big headed characters can be shorter overall and still have good facial expression. Check how close you can focus with your camera, and see how big the field of view is - draw the edges of frame on a piece of paper. If you need to do a big close-up of your character, his head and shoulders should be big enough to fill that frame. If the puppet looks good that close, then go for the smaller size, it does make a big difference in how much space the sets will take up.
User ID: 0701364 Sep 4th 3:13 AM
Found it, look at Puppet Size posting under making puppets, it was a while ago.