Game Character Rigging Fundamentals

Rigging is an essential part of game development and it is integral in bringing the games that you love to life. This course will teach you the fundamentals of rigging characters for games. Software required: Maya 2017.
Course info
Rating
(60)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2017
Duration
5h 38m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(60)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2017
Duration
5h 38m
Description

For many, rigging is the last area of game development they want to learn and it's easy to understand why. You don't play a game to be wowed by the controllers used to animate that dragon or marvel at the adventurer's joint system. It's one of those disciplines between forward facing art and back-end design that takes a back seat to most everything else you can see happening on the screen. However, understanding how to rig is what will take your dragon or adventurer character further than ever before and give them potential for a life of their very own. In this course, Game Character Rigging Fundamentals, you will find that rigging doesn't have to be overwhelming if you learn the fundamentals in a comfortable and digestible way. First, you will start the basics of creating joints and building a skeleton. Once that's complete, you will jump right into creating animation controllers and their constraints to help the joints move. After that, the character can be bound to the rig and you can modify those skin weights. Finally, to give the rig more complex movement, you will create set driven keys for elements like finger gripping and foot roll. By the end of this course, you will have everything you need to rig your characters and an excellent foundation for moving on to more advanced rigging. Software required: Maya 2017.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What is rigging?

Character rigging encompasses everything from the controllers used to animate a dragon to the structure an adventurer's joint system.

What does character rigging do?

While character rigging often takes a back seat to most everything else you can see happening on the screen, understanding how to rig is what will take your characters further than ever before and give them potential for a life of their very own.

Who is this course for?

This being a fundamentals course, you will find that rigging doesn't have to be overwhelming if you learn the fundamentals in a comfortable and digestible way.

What will I learn in this course?

We will start the basics of creating joints and building a skeleton before jumping right into creating animation controllers and their constraints to help the joints move. Finally, to give your rig more complex movement, you will create set driven keys for elements like finger gripping and foot roll.

What software is required?

For this course, we will be using Maya 2017.

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