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Introduction to Rigging in Blender

by Mark Masters

In this course, we're going to take an introductory look at the rigging tools inside of Blender.

What you'll learn

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

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. After his time at Pluralsight he joined Steelehouse Productions as a 3D Animator where he currently works. Apart from that, he’s had several pieces published in 3D Artist Magazine. For Mark, there’s always something new to be learned in the world o... more

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