Where do you put the eyes? How do you make it move? Are there eyes or nose? Do you stick the ear? Do you have nose? Do you have lips or ears?”
The puppet maker said he has already been working for months on the model, which is a 3D-printed model of the puppets and head and hand features.
The puppet is modeled after a popular Japanese series. “When I first started, I couldn’t draw with pens or paint, so I made all sorts of hand-drawn models to help,” said He. “But to my surprise, it just didn’t look like the show!”
The puppet model is only a fraction of the scale of these shows, but the model is not only 3D-printed, but based on real models and props used in the show. For example, the show’s head and headdress look more like those used in Japan’s Samurai Warriors than in the U.S., and the show also relies on Japanese-style puppets, which He said are in “a better state of condition and with the slightest tweaks” than those used in the U.S.
The puppet maker said he is hoping other artists would create puppet models of their own.
A similar 3D-printing project came out in April, when a German company called Open-Printing Media printed the heads for the “Dracula” and “The Beast With Three heads” puppets. The head designs for the second movie were also done by a company called 3D-Print, which also printed the “Star Trek” head pieces for the Star Trek Beyond movie.
It’s far from clear how long it will be before the puppet of Siskel and Ebert takes the place of “The Simpsons” on the couch. And it’s not clear when that would happen — some fans have speculated that it would happen as soon as a new season of “The Simpsons” premieres, while others see the possibility as years away.
But He said with an audience of about 2-million viewers, there’s a real chance these will be “a hit.”
A recent survey conducted by the Association for Psychological Science found that 60 percent of Americans believe in some sort of supernatural power in the world. In that survey, 58 percent think that their personal beliefs are formed by the influence of their spiritual sense.
Is there anything we can do to help people form those beliefs? We can work with parents and teachers to show them