A realtime digital puppet film?

Has the Blender Foundation ever considered doing a digital puppet short? I think it’d be cool to try and emulate the Henson Digital Performance System with the same ingenuity used on all of Blender’s films. If the Blender Foundation isn’t interested, is there any individuals who’d like to try something like that?

P.S. Here’s the Henson System at work

I would venture to guess that it would be cost prohibitive, but pretty cool none the less.

Oh god, I didn’t mean doing what was in the video :D. My bad. I’ve seen videos and a blog that did it cheaper. I’m sure a normal room and webcams work just as well. Granted, it might still be a bit more expensive, but it’s good for people who are better puppeteers than animators :slight_smile: