The Loch Ness Monster, also known as Nessie, is a cryptid alleged to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. For the 1996 film Loch Ness, Jim Henson's Creature Shop created an immense computer generated Nessie which could be operated in real time as easily as a glove puppet using the Henson Digital Performance System. Performed live on set so that actors could interact with a TV image, it was then fully rendered in post production. However for close-ups, a full-scale animatronic head and neck were built.