How to Stand Out as a Character Animator
Learn to Rig Showing that you have knowledge of character rigging can help you stand out to a studio. This is especially true for a game studio, where an animator is often times required to rig as well. Rigging can not only help you stand out, but it will give you a better understanding of the types of rigs needed for certain projects. Knowing how to rig your own character will allow you to communicate to the Technical Directors the exact controls that you want, or even add your own controls to the rig. Since you're the one who is going to be animating this character, you know the type of controls that you like the best. Of course, not all studios require their character animators to also rig the characters, but giving yourself that knowledge can open up more job opportunities. For more on rigging, be sure to download our hand Essential Rigging Terms Reference Guide: Download There you have it! Some of our tips for standing out as a character animator. Don't forget to be persistent, and practice! The more you animate the better you will become. A great way to improve your work is to get another set of eyes on it. Share your work with fellow animators, friends, and family. You can also post your animations in the community to get helpful feedback.