File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 40

Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 11:22:29 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Cable Diagrams

Liz... right off the top of my head without 
seeing anything, I would put a pull cable to pull 
up the lip of the wolf for the snarl. Make the 
bend in the cable as big and round as possible 
from the lip up around the skull and down the 
back of the neck  Depending on the material you 
have used, it might have enough return memory 
built into it, so all you need to do is pull / 
relax.  If you don't have room for the proper 
bend in the cable and you find it is kinking or 
too much friction, try just free string and a 
pulley in the radical bend area to reverse the 
direction of the string, the use cable on the 
straight shot down the neck and out.

For the eyebrows are you pivoting, or raising 
them from the middle, or moving the substructure 
(foam latex, pvc or other skin) that the eyebrows 
are mounted to?   Photos would help.   Pull cable 
with a spring return might work good if there is no skin to move.


At 06:08 PM 1/4/2008, you wrote:
>Hello All,
>After spending many hours on the internet and pouring through
>books, I am requesting some assistance from Pupcrit members.
>I am working on a project with a nightmarish deadline.  We are
>building a puppet for a commercial and I need to cable some
>eyebrows and a snarl lip.  Does anyone have any suggestions on
>some basic diagrams on this kind of Mech.  I'm looking for a
>starting place primarily for the Snarl lip (wolf showing it's teeth).
>But any assistance in this area would be appreciated.  I just
>don't have the weeks needed to work through the process and this is
>a new mech for me.
>Thanks for any assistance possible.
>K. Elizabeth Evans, President & Artistic Director
>Renaissance Artist Puppet Company
>Company performing -AT-
>The Montgomery County Cultural Center
>208 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA
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Steve Axtell
Axtell Expressions, Inc.

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