Originally Posted by tredlow
Is it kinda weird that I'd prefer a Muppets game mo-capped? No, not with people wearing green ping-pong ball suits, but with green ping-pong ball puppets. The Muppets move in such a familiarly awkward way, that if they are animated normally instead of moving like puppets, it would feel kinda weird.
I mean, look at how Kermit moves in this video
. Look at his hands.
The Jim Henson company makes some CGI kid's shows now, and they use a machine called a "Waldo" that captures their hand movements to allow them to control digital characters through physical puppetry. It's pretty cool.
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