Cartoon Character Rigging in Maya

Learn a production workflow to create advanced character rigs with an emphasis on toon, squash, and stretch rigging techniques, and the principles of building solution-based rigs. Software required: Maya 8 and up (Maya 2008 required for project files).
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 22, 2007
Duration
10h 26m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Cartoon Character Rigging in Maya
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 22, 2007
Duration
10h 26m
Description

Learn a production workflow to create advanced character rigs with an emphasis on toon, squash and stretch rigging techniques, and the principles of building solution-based rigs. Contains over 7 hours of project-based training for animators and setup artists learning the processes of creating stylized toon rigs with animator-friendly controls. Perfect for experienced artists. Popular highlights include: Creating Squash and Stretch Spine; Creating Stretchy Legs with On/Off Feature; Globally Scaling a Squash and Stretch Rig; Animator-Friendly Facial Setup; Parent Scripts for Clean Controls; Animatable Squash/Stretch GUI; Multi-parent Control Objects; Elbow and Knee Preservation Techniques; Pinning Accessories to Bound Characters; Object Pivot Manipulation; Working with Expressions; User-Friendly and Efficient Body Controls; Rotation Order; Gimbal Lock Prevention Assistant; Enhanced Foot Bank Setup; Enhanced Shoulder Concept; Improved Finger Setup for Added Control. Software required: Maya 8 and up (Maya 2008 required for project files).

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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