Puppet Animator

PuppetAnimator is a novel interface that enables non-expert users to experience funny shadow play and create puppet animation by manipulating the character with simple pointing device. Based on motions modes’ combination, several puppet templates are prebuilt for the user to customize the skin with images and control channels with the input devices.

Inspired by the read shadow puppet performance, we employ the “sticks from hands to the puppet” metaphor for interaction and design a set of motion modes including Translation, Swing, Drag, Rotation, and Two-joint Drive.


Y. Shi, Y. Suo, S. Ma, Y. Shi: PuppetAnimator: A Performative Interface for Experiencing Shadow Play. The 4th International Conference in Computer-Human Interactions, Guadeloupe, France, 2011.

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