Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 2, 2012
Duration
3h 38m
Description

In this Maya tutorial, you will learn techniques for reusing control rigs in Maya to work more efficiently. Throughout the tutorial, you will learn techniques for repurposing rigs to save time in your character setup pipeline. We'll start by merging a completed rig into our character's scene. At that point, we will start modifying the rig to match the proportions of our character. Moving on from there, we will then add controls that are necessary to accommodate any new accessories that require controls. We'll also learn techniques for rigging hair and belts, and we'll use MEL scripts to help us to cut time on repetitive tasks. By the end of this tutorial, you'll learn how to reuse your own rigged assets to be more productive to your team in the end. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2012.

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, and welcome to Reusing Rigs in Maya presented by Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher. My name is Delano, and I'll be guiding you through the process of repurposing rigs to save time in your character setup pipeline. As riggers, we should always look for ways we can reuse assets, especially considering our time restraints. This course was designed to do just that and ultimately explore ways we can work more efficiently. So we'll start by merging a completed rig into our character scene. At that point, we'll start to modify the rig to match our character's proportions. Moving from there, we'll then add controls that are necessary to accommodate any new accessories that require control objects. We'll also learn techniques for rigging hair and belts and use MEL scripts to help us cut time on repetitive tasks. By the end of this course, you'll learn how to reuse your own rigged assets to the end be more productive to your team. So let's begin.