Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 7, 2015
Duration
2h 26m
Description

In this course, we're going to take an introductory look at the rigging tools inside of Blender. The goal of this in-depth course is to give you a strong foundation in Blender's powerful rigging toolset. We'll begin by learning about the basics of rigging like parenting, and move on to bone placement, the importance of bone orientation, how to utilize shape keys to create basic facial expressions for a character, and how to create corrective shape keys to fix deformation issues on a rig. We'll also learn about Blender's Weight Painting tools, and how to set up drivers to create a more animator-friendly rig, and how to use Blender's mirroring functions to speed up the entire rigging process. Whether you're new to Blender or just new to the rigging process, this course will provide you with the skills you need to get started.

About the author
About the author

Mark started out with an interest for animation at a young age, and it eventually transformed into a passion for the subject. Mark made an impact on the industry quickly, working for Pluralsight (Digital-Tutors) as an Animation and Rigging Instructor. Currently, he is working as an animator on the popular children's series Floogals for NBC Sprouts.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Mark Masters. In this course, we're going to take an introductory look at the rigging tools inside of Blender. The goal of this in-depth course is to give you a strong foundation in Blender's powerful rigging toolset. We'll learn about basic bone creation techniques, how to utilize shape keys to create basic facial expressions for a character as well as how to create corrective shape keys to fix deformation issues on a rig. We'll also learn about Blender's weight painting tools, the importance of bone orientation, how to set up drivers to create a more animated friendly rig, and how to utilize Blender's mirroring functions to speed up the entire rigging process. We'll also learn how we can take advantage of Blender's unique rigging tools like this skeleton sketching tool to make bone placement much faster. Whether you're new to Blender or just new to the rigging process, this course will provide you with the skills you need to get started.