Sunday, January 22, 2012

Along Came A Spider

This gigantic animated spider is simply amazing. I'm guesstimating it's around 10 feet high and the legs are 30 feet in diameter at full extension. After viewing the video a few times I think I have a good idea of how the mechanism works, but I hope the creator eventually posts some details.

One of the perennial problems of live action games is the difficulty of creating large-scale creatures. This approach looks like a potential answer to the problem. Fighting orcs and robed cultists is fun, but there's something about a massive beast bearing down on you that really triggers the adrenaline.

Update: Kieran Manners was kind enough to provide a link to the website of the artist who created the spider, Tim Davies.


Kieran Manners said...

There is a small amount of additional information as well as some build photos on the artists site;

CoastConFan said...

That’s a great puppet, in all senses of the word. It is certainly much better than the spider in Kingdom of the Spider, which seemed to be a Volkswagen bug with added spider legs that thrashed around. It seems I saw it at a drive-in along with another low-budget movie as a double feature, Laserblast in the late 1970s.

Rev. Marx said...

Wow! That makes my inflatable Cthulhu look pretty weak.

Amazing work!