Maya Rigs That Don't Suck
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New Maya Rig Reviews Page on the Site

I just posted an informative RIG REVIEW page on the site about the free character rigs available that I have tested with my students at USC. Maya Rigs That Don’t Suck There are a couple more rigs I will add to this page, but this covers most of those I know of that are free or “next to free” offered out there. My hope is to make it easy for the riggers to make improvements to the rigs.  Let me…

Free Johnny Rig
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Rig Reviews & Rigs

RIG REVIEW: 3 Stars – Johnny Rig – FREE

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The Johnny Rig “Missing some important controls, appealing design.” ☆☆☆ 3 Stars! –  Get it here [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text] After using this rig with my students, I realize it needs some major work… especially on the arms. The arms twist inside out when translated.  Not good.  if the rigger wants help making it better, just contact me.  I have taken this rig off my list of recommended rigs to use. Pros: Basics Robust body and facial controls. Controls for individual…

Hare Rig
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RIG REVIEW: 4 Stars – Hare Rig – Cartoony with Finicky Deformations

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The Hare Rig “Nice rig, easy to animate.  Great for body mechanics.” ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Stars! –  Get it here [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/128966858″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/129321496″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/130466459″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text] This rig, much like the Zombie, doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles but what it does have works.  I would use it for body mechanics rather than acting shots. Pros: Basics Robust body and minimal facial controls. Controls for individual fingers. Controls directly on the face, NO GUIS! Switches…

Kayla and Kyle Rig
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RIG REVIEW: 5 Stars – Kayla and Kyle Rigs by Josh Sobel – Appealing and Robust!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The Kayla (Kyle) Rig “Appealing design, can age from 6-16, really impressive.” ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Stars! –  Get it here [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/126653253″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/120239567″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text] Pros: Basics Robust body and facial controls. Controls for individual fingers. Controls directly on the face, NO GUIS! Switches for IK and FK on neck, limbs and spine each controller. Dynamic parenting: Basic switches for local, hip, chest and global spaces on all limbs IK and FK. FK/IK Spine. Neck and head switch to FK…

Jin and Joe Rig
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RIG REVIEW: 5 Stars! – Jin and Joe Rigs from One one One Animation – Great For Body Mechanics

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The Jin and Joe Rigs “Appealing design, great for body mechanics work.” ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Stars! –  Get it here [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/117906883″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX4Mu1MrxtI”][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text] Pros: Basics Robust body controls. Holy cow there are a lot of controls!  I would request a way to turn some if these off to avoid confusing newbie animators. Controls for individual fingers, kind of.  This is weird choice, but there is an independent control for the knuckles, but everything underneath is an…

Mathilda Rig
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RIG REVIEW: 5 Stars – Mathilda Rig by Leon Li-Aun Sooi and Xiong Lin – Very Advanced Rig

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Mathilda Rig “Her facial goes to scary town quick.” ☆☆☆☆ 4 Stars! –  Get it here [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”http://vimeo.com/112416364″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qaj-aPjJJ6c”][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text] Pros: Basics NOT a newbie rig.  Do not start using this rig unless you have animated a character before. Robust body and facial controls, if in “experienced hands” are fine. Controls for individual fingers. Controls directly on the face, NO GUI. Switches for IK and FK on each controller. Dynamic parenting switches for local and global spaces for…