Ive just got the initial stages of my next digital puppet underway.
Its working title is "Ol Smokey".
Basically, its using particles to create smoke...
Then, the character details are overlayed with alot of transparency.
As you move the mouse, the smoke pillar will aim in the direction of the pointer...aswell as the character details following the pointers position.
When you click on either mouse button, the mouth will open etc.
As I said, it is still in its infancy. The aim being to create a "mystical creature" who either lives in the smoke or who IS the smoke.
The pics dont do it justice, but it will give you the basic idea...
a website with the puppets is comming soon