Bringing your ideas to life
Award winning SFX company, Crawley Creatures, prides itself on the quality and reliability of its work, and in having an experienced, professional team who will work with you to ensure that your design brief and concepts are met to the highest standards. All the services we provide are in-house, which enables a smooth process from design to delivery.
Animatronics & Robotics
From life sized dinosaurs to dragonflies, pigs to penguins and mammoths to mice, we have brought models to life using the latest electronic engineering technology. Crawley Creatures can design and develop movement in creatures or displays of any nature using a range of technologies including mechatronics, electronic, robotic systems, servo-controlled systems, hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems. These systems are operated using commercially available, or if needed, bespoke control software. Following detailed discussions with you, we can help you in your decision making.
Digital & Traditional Design
Model Making & Set Work
We are specialists in model making and set work and have all the necessary in-house techniques to employ depending on the model to be made, from sculpting to artwork. We work closely with you throughout the process to ensure that the interpretation is just right. Our sculptors and designers use free hand, 3D software design packages or 3D Rapid Prototyping to create your desired result. For a large-scale model, our highly skilled team can build metal structures or frameworks by cutting, bending and assembling to provide strength internally. Once a sculpt has been approved, we have the facilities to machine, mould and cast in any material including carbon composite, elastomers, GRP (fibreglass), PU resins and soft or hard resins. Once completed we can then apply a range of finishing techniques using either paint or soft fabrication techniques to create the desired effect.
Sculpting & Moulding
Our sculptors and designers use free hand, 3D software design packages or 3D Rapid Prototyping to create your desired result. Digitally sculpted models can either be printed or larger models can be 5 Axis machined in a rigid lightweight foam. Traditional sculpted models are moulded and can be cast in a range of materials. We have the facilities to machine, print, mould and cast in a range of materials including carbon composite, elastomers, GRP (fibreglass), PU resins and soft or hard resins. Once completed our skilled art workers can then apply a range of finishing techniques using either paint or soft fabrication techniques such as furring or flocking to create the desired effect.