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Ortha

Tioh

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This is Ortha from the Eurofurence 23 puppet show: “The Skies of Astar” (an almost 3-hour amateur live show with took place in the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, 19th August 2017). She is a giant 4-legged puppet with foldable wings, that is played by 2-6 puppeteers (depending on what features are used). She can be carried by one puppeteer, put on a rolling rig or be lifted by two ropes. It took almost every weekend from January to July 2017 to build her - with usually 2-4 people working on it. I did most of the work on the head - making a 3d-model, 3d-printing it, building all the Bowden cable animatronics. Ortha is about 2.6meters long, weighs 14.98kg.

Her features include:

  • 3d-printed head (PLA) Bowden-cable controlled animatronics (eyelids, ears, mouth, head-tilt front/back)
  • foldable wings (each wing has three segments - the feathers of the second segment tilt when the wing closes) with removable rods and magnetic connectors on the body (to keep them in place in the folded position)
  • control-rod for the head with 3d-printed levers, grips and battery holder
  • blue LED-lights in the eyes (with a switch on the control-rod)
  • movable eyelids
  • folding ears
  • movable lower-jaw
  • tiltable head
  • flexible neck and tail
  • fully articulated front-legs
  • movable back legs
  • front-paws with inbuilt gloves for the puppeteer
  • back-paws with rods
  • inbuilt connectors that can be used to hold the weight of the puppet from above or below (14.98 kg)
  • a hand sewed fake-fur cover that was painted with UV-paints (4 colors sprayed on, rubbed in with gloves and details drawn with UV-markers)
How Ortha was made (blog-post with many pictures): https://tioh.livejournal.com/131664.html







 

Tioh

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Orthas species was invented for the story. She's some kind of winged fantasy creature.
 

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This is Ortha from the Eurofurence 23 puppet show: “The Skies of Astar” (an almost 3-hour amateur live show with took place in the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, 19th August 2017). She is a giant 4-legged puppet with foldable wings, that is played by 2-6 puppeteers (depending on what features are used). She can be carried by one puppeteer, put on a rolling rig or be lifted by two ropes. It took almost every weekend from January to July 2017 to build her - with usually 2-4 people working on it. I did most of the work on the head - making a 3d-model, 3d-printing it, building all the Bowden cable animatronics. Ortha is about 2.6meters long, weighs 14.98kg.

Her features include:

  • 3d-printed head (PLA) Bowden-cable controlled animatronics (eyelids, ears, mouth, head-tilt front/back)
  • foldable wings (each wing has three segments - the feathers of the second segment tilt when the wing closes) with removable rods and magnetic connectors on the body (to keep them in place in the folded position)
  • control-rod for the head with 3d-printed levers, grips and battery holder
  • blue LED-lights in the eyes (with a switch on the control-rod)
  • movable eyelids
  • folding ears
  • movable lower-jaw
  • tiltable head
  • flexible neck and tail
  • fully articulated front-legs
  • movable back legs
  • front-paws with inbuilt gloves for the puppeteer
  • back-paws with rods
  • inbuilt connectors that can be used to hold the weight of the puppet from above or below (14.98 kg)
  • a hand sewed fake-fur cover that was painted with UV-paints (4 colors sprayed on, rubbed in with gloves and details drawn with UV-markers)
How Ortha was made (blog-post with many pictures): https://tioh.livejournal.com/131664.html







SO... FREAKIN'... COOL!!!! Great puppets all around :smile:
 

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A friend of mine wants to build a smaller version of Ortha (about half scale). I adjusted my 3d-model for hand puppet use (the original head base was made for external cable control). I also made a new 3d-model for the teeth and ears - because I do not have the time to make them by hand. The head base was printed with PLA filament, the teeth and ears were printed with flexible TPU filament. I attached the parts with Blackmorph.



The head has one new feature that the original did not have: the eyes can pan left to right. Eyelids and ears have attachment points for Bowden cables or servo motors. The eyes were 3d-printed with black UV resin. The moveable eyelids were printed with PLA.

 
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