Introduction to Rigging in Softimage

In this set of Softimage tutorials, we will take an introductory look into rigging tools and techniques for Softimage. Software required: Autodesk Softimage 2014.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 8, 2013
Duration
1h 58m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 8, 2013
Duration
1h 58m
Description

In this set of Softimage tutorials, we will take an introductory look into rigging tools and techniques for Softimage. We'll start by learning the basics, which includes everything from how to establish solid naming conventions and rig management, to how to work with Softimage's joint tools and constraints. We'll then cover more advanced topics like setting up an enhanced IK rig, using Expressions to create a fleshy-eye system, as well enveloping and weight-painting techniques. We'll also learn how to create clean and animator-friendly rigs. By the end, you will be comfortable enough to utilize Softimage's rigging features to build your own control rigs. Software required: Autodesk Softimage 2014.

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Delan with digital-tutors, an Autodesk authorized publisher, and in this tutorial, we'll take an introductory look into rigging tools and techniques in Softimage. This course was designed to not only help you understand what rigging is, but more importantly, how Softimage's rigging tools work. We'll start by learning the basics, which include everything from how to establish solid naming conventions in rig management, to how to work with Softimage's joint tools and constraints. We'll then cover more advanced topics, like setting up an enhanced IK rig, using expressions to create a fleshy eye system, as well as enveloping techniques just to name a few. We'll also learn how to create clean and animator-friendly rigs. By the end, you'll be comfortable enough to utilize Softimage's rigging features to build your own control rigs. So, let's begin.