Category Archives: 2D to 3D

David Hammons Poser

In addition to traditional glove and rod puppets, we occasionally build “poser” puppets. Articulated mainly for photo shoots and specific shots usually, this poser was commissioned by artist Lucien Smith as part of an art installation¬†celebrating¬†artist David Hammons.

In addition to creating the poser puppet and custom clothing, we also worked closely with the client to design the puppet’s overall look to work with his unique vision.

Captain Caveman

One of our specialties is translating 2D characters into 3D puppets. In 2D animation, often a character is designed to look one way from one angle and another, completely unrelated way from another. The real trick is striking that delicate balance so that our puppets can exist in three dimensions — while staying on model.

Ricochet Rabbit

Much like the Captain Caveman puppet, we also built puppets for Ricochet Rabbit and Deputy Droop-a-long for Warner Bros. Animation. As with all 2D to 3D puppet conversions, we pride ourselves on walking the fine line between staying true to the original source material and making a functional puppet.