Adam Savage Meets a Life-Size Animatronic T-Rex!

19 Feb 2021
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Adam steps into the massive workshop of Animax Designs, a character design and fabrication company that he's been working with for his velociraptor costume. One of Animax's specialties is the build of fully animatronic dinosaurs, and Adam gets up close with their massive Tyrannosaurus Rex mech that's just about to be animated for the first time.
Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Norman Chan
Additional production by Shay Willard
Music by Jinglepunks
Special thanks to Chuck Fawcett, Jay Rottinghaus, Michael Schupbach, and the rest of the team at Animax Designs for making our visit possible!
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Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney
Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
Set build by Asa Hillis
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  • Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Life-Size Raptor Costume!: Special thanks to Chuck Fawcett, Jay Rottinghaus, Michael Schupbach, and the rest of the team at Animax Designs for making our visit possible!

    Adam Savage’s TestedAdam Savage’s TestedVor 8 Tage
    • Dinosaurs never existed.. Make a video about that.

      RR ExtraRR ExtraVor Tag
    • awesome site! doesn't look too fancy but it really worked :P

      Johnny BaylorJohnny BaylorVor 3 Tage
    • dont know if anyone gives a damn but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my girlfriends Instagram account using Instaportal. Cant link here so search for it on google ;)

      Rohan BenjaminRohan BenjaminVor 3 Tage
    • How much do I have to pay their team to go into their shop for a day and help assist them if I can?

      VanDLisztVanDLisztVor 8 Tage
    • ❤️

      Ernesto Manuel Colon JrErnesto Manuel Colon JrVor 8 Tage
  • Subtitulo en español

    fausto gimenezfausto gimenezVor 2 Stunden
  • Please tell me you're planning a follow-up video to show what this bad boy looks like when it's finished!

    TorQueMoDTorQueMoDVor Tag
  • Adam, for wire to bend frequently it has to be stranded. The finer the strands the more it can bend (welder cable). Copper work hardens when bent. Automotive and marine grade cabling must be stranded for this reason because of vibrations.

    Matthew SzostekMatthew SzostekVor Tag
  • Why do my eyes keep tearing up throughout this video??

    Smaakjeks KSmaakjeks KVor Tag
  • As an animator, I now have a new dream. These rigs must be fun to play with!

    hyperfiskhyperfiskVor 2 Tage
    • @hyperfisk Dino's are definitely fun to work on and yes the limiting you have to build into these mechs is a bit crazy sometimes. Idk if you know how delta motions work with actuators but those are "fun" to work with. Yikes. It's incredibly fun. Imagine animating your traditional way with a life size skinned dino in front of you and being able to update the motions on the fly. And not just some two motion mech, one with over twenty and giving it life. It's incredible. Glad to hear you got to work on some in some fashion.

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor Tag
    • @Cody Ashworth I can imagine one of the more difficult parts must be all the constraints the rigging gives you. But it looks like so much fun too. Was lucky enough to animate some 3D dinosaurs for a documentary some years ago. Honestly, dinosaurs make the job even more fun any day.

      hyperfiskhyperfiskVor Tag
    • Dewd absolutely! Rigging a mech like this has it's challenges at times since we build it to meet the functions of the actuators in the mech. Animating with actuator based limits has it's challenges but taking those limits and making them look as life like as you can is the goal. If you have any questions I can bombard you with info. Educating in this field is important for other animators out there to broaden their horizons and to know you don't have to shoot for the mainstream view on what a job in our industry looks like. Thanks for the comment! Love the interest.

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor Tag
  • Does anyone know where this is going to?

    Brettr oBrettr oVor 2 Tage
  • Seeing this thing to scale, I have to wonder how it gets sent off to the clients

    Desiree WalkerDesiree WalkerVor 2 Tage
  • I know trucks and these characters are only machines. But I've had a favorite truck that just has a "perfect feel" is this the same with these wonderful machines?

    Paul StokesPaul StokesVor 2 Tage
  • I drive trucks..each truck is individual. 2 trucks are never the same. My question is, is each individual character different as well? Lol.. Like a "unique personality"?

    Paul StokesPaul StokesVor 2 Tage
  • This legitimately reminds me of Reptar from the Rugrats The Movie

    rockerojuanrockerojuanVor 2 Tage
  • Where is this going? Where can it be seen irl?

    Hannah RosserHannah RosserVor 2 Tage
  • Watching stuff like this makes me realize how dumb I actually am 😆

    NabikonNabikonVor 2 Tage
  • animatronic its my pet

  • you better go back when she has a skin

    Indy JacksteitIndy JacksteitVor 3 Tage
  • Dude! Stop making me so jealous. I wanted SO much as a kid to get to see the JP T. Rex animatronic in person...and alas, it was scrapped and the foam rubber skin rotted so I never will. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease can you do a JP T. Rex head using the same techniques ILM did for the first film? Just the head? It's big but....doable!

    KalevipoegKalevipoegVor 3 Tage
    • Also this finalized will totally scratch that itch for you!

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor 2 Tage
    • I think that was Stan Winston Studios.

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor 2 Tage
  • TAKE THE MASKS OFF you look stupid

    MsSaudmMsSaudmVor 3 Tage
  • This has to be for velocicoaster at islands of adventure.

    mayday-nlmayday-nlVor 3 Tage
    • That or a Jurassic World re theming for the Jurassic Park ride

      Jason PeacockJason PeacockVor 2 Tage
  • I've been to museums. The dinosaur will keep working properly for 20 years. The exhibit will be retired in 50.

    Rick RubensteinRick RubensteinVor 3 Tage
  • Love love love to see these kinds of dinosaur animatronics, I would love to see if Adam could ever talk to the guys who worked on the Walking with dinosaurs stage show and those mobile life sized robots!

    Ann TanAnn TanVor 3 Tage
  • I get a feeling this is one of the last industries that still cares about maintainability and long-term use of their product

    EnnarEnnarVor 3 Tage
    • T. rex would just eat the engineer who suggested planned obsolescence to her

      Smaakjeks KSmaakjeks KVor Tag

    Fisherman MatadorFisherman MatadorVor 3 Tage
  • 7:08 - Now mentally add the word "bowel" to this section. No need to thank me.

    RFC3514RFC3514Vor 3 Tage
  • This Rex is 100% being made for the Jurassic World part of Disney parks! So cool

    Katy LeanneKaty LeanneVor 3 Tage
    • Universal Parks

      Jason PeacockJason PeacockVor 2 Tage
  • Took my kids to Dino Safari yesterday. An amazing experience! Had to wear my Jurassic Park shirt lol. Thanks Adam for giving us these behind the scenes looks at the industry

    Allan BeamAllan BeamVor 3 Tage
  • Seriously, take the f* masks off and get on with your lives. You know you don't have covid and the chance of you or the other guy having it is like 1 in 3000. (CDCs numbers, not mine)

    Paul MichaudPaul MichaudVor 3 Tage
  • With all the work, technology, and skilled people working, how much does one of these cost? Would be nice if you had included that.

    Eleusis Llanderal ArangoEleusis Llanderal ArangoVor 4 Tage
  • Right On! 👍 Absolutely incredible!!

    Right On With Jon CraneRight On With Jon CraneVor 4 Tage
  • Adam does a great job of making people feel good about their work.

    Stephan DStephan DVor 4 Tage
  • ...STOP with the damn masks, already! Not normal!

    Search4TruthRealitySearch4TruthRealityVor 4 Tage
  • man it would suck to be a robot and need this kind of constant maintenance on your body..

    Kairu HakubiKairu HakubiVor 4 Tage
  • As someone who designs machinery for a living, The simple fact that these guys are designing for a 20year lifespan on this machine is absolutely insane. It is exponentially more difficult a task than a 1 shot and done. I bet those electric actuators run over 20k a piece.

    Jeremy SawatzkyJeremy SawatzkyVor 4 Tage
  • I'm amazed at how quiet it is, compared to hydraulic powered animatronics.

    surferdog666surferdog666Vor 4 Tage
  • this for ark2?

    Niko NissinenNiko NissinenVor 4 Tage
  • Cool. Hope you'll go back once it's been covered with skin

    Wilfredo DiazWilfredo DiazVor 4 Tage
  • huh? take the face diapers off.

    Emmas dadEmmas dadVor 5 Tage
  • Adam ask them if it will do "Michigan J. Frog Hello, my baby song" LOL

    Jessica KanahoeJessica KanahoeVor 5 Tage
  • It kinda reminds me of a Watcher from Horizon Zero Dawn.

    Josh 015Josh 015Vor 5 Tage
  • Wait, clients? Where can I go and see one of these in action and working, I don't know there was a company that does this, if there is a company there must be robot dinosaurs somewhere and I have to see it!

    Eko JarEko JarVor 5 Tage
  • Reminds me of this thing I saw in Thailand a couple of years ago...

    Silas F. JohansenSilas F. JohansenVor 5 Tage
  • Seen one of these at the Natural History Museum in London. I don't know if its these guys but it was still amazing and pulled huge crowds.

    James ChippettJames ChippettVor 5 Tage
  • Adam and the Tested Crew are going back in 4 months right? We HAVE to see this fully skinned!!

    Ryan PeckRyan PeckVor 5 Tage
  • I am surprised that using elastic members to counterbalance the loads an actuator must carry is used on something this large. 👍

    Jerico ParazoJerico ParazoVor 5 Tage
  • Is this the Indominus Rex animatronic?

    Samuel LohSamuel LohVor 5 Tage
  • Great people can do great things together. Just Stunning!

    Sir Stab-a-LotSir Stab-a-LotVor 5 Tage
  • Some interesting engineering design choices there. How heavy is your framework?

    Avon PereraAvon PereraVor 6 Tage
  • Watching this all i can think is Grant would have loved this.

    Rob GrahamRob GrahamVor 6 Tage
  • So, how long before we can have one just running around in a field, without a computer umbilical cord hanging off?

    Daniel AuenDaniel AuenVor 6 Tage
  • All should be privileged to work with a guy like Cody... HECK YA BABY😅

    S160 2jayZeeS160 2jayZeeVor 6 Tage
  • That's just cool. Man, do I want to see the finished thing.

    CimCimVor 6 Tage
  • That was amazing. Let's come back in 4 months and see the progress.

    DavidDavidVor 6 Tage
  • As a Mechanical Engineer and Jurassic Park fan, watching the fluid motion of this machine is like listening to a symphony! 🎼 Absolutely beautiful!! Is Universal Studios the client for this?? I can't wait to go see it in person when it's finished.

    Melissa VanNessMelissa VanNessVor 6 Tage
  • This is how Horizon Zero Dawn happens y’all.

    Charissa 's CrazyCharissa 's CrazyVor 6 Tage
  • Regardless if I am 15 watching Mythbusters or almost 33 watching Tested, I still find myself saying, "That is so cool!" like a kid when watching Adam get excited about all the awesome stuff he gets to be around, play with and, work with.

    Ian MercaldiIan MercaldiVor 6 Tage
  • Besiede the very interesting Video. Just imagin in 5-10 Years, why are they wearing Mask? At least i hope thats what they think...

    Abraf KalifAbraf KalifVor 6 Tage
  • That is freaking amazing. Blown away.

    The DukeThe DukeVor 6 Tage
  • WOW. What a show and tell. i had not expected the model to be able to move forward (presumably backwards someday too). I look forward to more video from the Animax Designs world. Keep up your adventures!

    Peter KelleyPeter KelleyVor 7 Tage
  • So very cool!

    Scott MulrooneyScott MulrooneyVor 7 Tage
  • Hand on the button is not just for a safety aspect... but also to stop further damage if it was to occur.

    wobbly saucewobbly sauceVor 7 Tage
  • What do you do for a living? Make life sized, robotic dinosaurs.

    KnightsWithoutATableKnightsWithoutATableVor 7 Tage
  • Animator reminds me of Ricky from tralier park boys

    Lets go! Adventure!!Lets go! Adventure!!Vor 7 Tage
  • well .. they sound like my job: you cannot just program something in a totally shoddy way and hope its never gonna break - the stuff you're creating needs to be accessible for others, too :) so, to me .. totally normal? :D

    medowuchamedowuchaVor 7 Tage
  • The flexible electrical cables have a braided copper conductor inside the special Kevlar housing. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a teflon insulation between the copper and the Kevlar.

    Mike BMike BVor 7 Tage
  • IMPOSSIBLE to watch someone I used to admire for his mind propagate this absolute nonsense about masks. And for everyone out there that don't believe they work and STILL wear them... stop being cowards. You're only making it worse.

    Danny KyleDanny KyleVor 7 Tage
  • So impressed with the creation and movement! Very cool to watch!

    Kimberly GilesKimberly GilesVor 7 Tage
  • i'd a good thing i'm not an engineer ... the kind of crazy shit i'd come up with ...

    SlCKB0YSlCKB0YVor 7 Tage
  • This is so freaking cool. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished!

    GLaDOS ApertureGLaDOS ApertureVor 7 Tage
  • is this the Jurassic world : The exhibition t rex ?

    race freakrace freakVor 7 Tage
    • No, that was done by Creature Technology Co.

      pfleerpfleerVor 6 Tage
  • Beta

    PupinTheTurd IIIPupinTheTurd IIIVor 7 Tage
  • wow

    Jesus von NazaretJesus von NazaretVor 7 Tage
  • Good boys, all wearing your muzzles. Good boys..

    GTfour01GTfour01Vor 7 Tage
  • These guys from Animax really know their stuff. The number of problems they are solving for is mind-blowing.

    Mark ReviewsMark ReviewsVor 7 Tage
  • Imagine it just pops off the mount and starts hurling towards them

    Mario VelezMario VelezVor 7 Tage
  • Need Boston dynamics to get it to dance and do back flips!

    Greg GammonGreg GammonVor 7 Tage
  • OH GAWD Mr. Adam. Take off those STUPID masks !

    Mike LucidoMike LucidoVor 7 Tage
  • Nice touch with the Side Mirror intro Adam.

    Owen K9Owen K9Vor 7 Tage
  • So thrilled to see this content. It's just glorious. :)

    Making to LearnMaking to LearnVor 7 Tage
  • Serious Horizon Zero Dawn vibes :)

    Richard AllsebrookRichard AllsebrookVor 7 Tage
  • Imagine getting to play with that every every day!

    Richard AllsebrookRichard AllsebrookVor 7 Tage
  • Astounding. Nice that we get to see this shop of wonders.

    Eliot BrownEliot BrownVor 7 Tage
  • please more

    pullipittitipullipittitiVor 7 Tage
  • I’m trying to ballpark the final cost of this in my head...It’s gotta be at least a million beans, surely, when you include the ‘labour’, so to speak? I’ve no idea what I’m talking about, I should add. 🙂

    Citizen of NowhereCitizen of NowhereVor 7 Tage
    • @Cody Ashworth More than several.

      Citizen of NowhereCitizen of NowhereVor 7 Tage
    • Lots of beans.

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor 7 Tage
  • You do so much for everyone that can see this.. although we can't work with what you have, you are inspiration

    Janko cz GamesJanko cz GamesVor 7 Tage
  • I think this one is going to the new Jurassic parks rollercoaster in universal islands in Orlando. Anyone know for sure?

    Pieter PossenierPieter PossenierVor 7 Tage
    • Yes someone knows for sure

      Avon PereraAvon PereraVor 6 Tage
  • interesting

    Skillful ManSkillful ManVor 7 Tage
  • Nope not gonna watch masked humans.

    cherryeyes71cherryeyes71Vor 7 Tage
    • Then you can go someplace else.!

      Peter KelleyPeter KelleyVor 7 Tage
  • I can't understand anything they're saying the fucking masks need redesigned so I can hear what you're saying. There are some WAY better 3d printed masks so we can understand what you are sssssssrwtalkingsa sssswabouta. sssspppphhhhhthanks

    MicroponicsMicroponicsVor 7 Tage
    • Is there anything I can help you better understand? I would hate for you to have missed anything.

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor 7 Tage
  • Why don’t you do something that’s beneficial to mankind?

    Eighth GateEighth GateVor 7 Tage
    • @Peter Kelley You mean the tea Rex is that used to work with man in the Bible?

      Eighth GateEighth GateVor 6 Tage
    • They probably are by better understanding the movements of a T-Rex.

      Peter KelleyPeter KelleyVor 7 Tage
  • Must see this when its completed.

    Beefalo BartBeefalo BartVor 7 Tage
  • Cool!! I wonder.... might they include a Real Time control system so Rex could take a look across all the kids lined up at the security barrier, pick one out and move over to give him or her an "Are you tasty?" look? That would be so cool (and scary!) for the kids and their Mums (Dad would be like "It's a machine, it's a machine, keep still" as a mouse.

    MrPossumeyesMrPossumeyesVor 7 Tage
    • This rig can do exactly that! If you are familiar with the workflow of animators using Maya software for many of the feature films out today then you know how I do what I do. We animate in the traditional sense. The rig is my pencil I created and I tell it exactly what to do and timing is everything!

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor 7 Tage
  • Movement speed just doesn't seem realistic. At 1.25 speed, it seems a bit more real. Setting to 1.5 seems a bit more accurate.

    Monkeybar MonkeymanMonkeybar MonkeymanVor 7 Tage
    • @Cody Ashworth Fair enough. Look forward to update video.

      Monkeybar MonkeymanMonkeybar MonkeymanVor 7 Tage
    • Trust me. This thing is tuned to move now. As I've stated in previous comments this was four months ago and testing just started.

      Cody AshworthCody AshworthVor 7 Tage
  • 12:45 Dude sounds like Wolowitz lol

    Blue MacaBlue MacaVor 7 Tage
  • I wonder how much one of those actuators costs, let alone 22 of them. Electrical actuators are quite expensive, let alone some rated for this speed/strength and size.

    Mitsuma's Animation and StuffMitsuma's Animation and StuffVor 7 Tage
    • Yeah, and they were all about the budget constraints. You can see why. But what a thing! Serious engineering achievement, that.

      Citizen of NowhereCitizen of NowhereVor 7 Tage
  • This just remember me, waiting Jurassic World III!!!

    Alex AlbertAlex AlbertVor 7 Tage
  • All these dino projects need MORE FEATHERS!!!

    JelleJelleVor 7 Tage
  • Amazing engineering and creativity at its finest here.

    SuBasco SauceSuBasco SauceVor 7 Tage
  • We're gonna need a bigger fence...

    N PN PVor 7 Tage
  • Looks like one of the beasties out of Horizon Zero Dawn.

    markanne54markanne54Vor 7 Tage
    • Oh yeah! Can’t believe I didn’t make that connection - love that game.

      Citizen of NowhereCitizen of NowhereVor 6 Tage
  • The only thing I really want to see aside from this gigantic beauty is feathers on T-Rex.

    Александр КузьминАлександр КузьминVor 7 Tage
  • Stop wearing the stupid masks.

    jeremy burtonjeremy burtonVor 7 Tage