I'm new to this forum but have been planning this as a personal project for a long time. I'm hoping the forum may help me connect with others who can assist.
I'm looking to build a life like gorilla with basic level animatronic facial features. The suit will be worn so head movement isn't important. I'd like to do the face out of silicone so I can hand punch hair. Any suggestions on a starting rig to build out the face movement?
I'd do some searching on the web for something like "animatronic gorilla mask" as there have been quite a few of these constructed by some very talented movie industry folks. There are some great pics of gorilla costumes in the book "No Strings Attached" about the Henson creature shop. Most of the animatronic heads I've seen use a fiberglass head shell or skull cap with the eyes placed further forward on a structure.