Maya Rigs – Introduction

Below, is a collection of Maya Rigs I have used successfully with teaching. This means they all work well and do not break easily. Not all of  the rigs are free, but all are a reasonable priced at under 15$ per rig. ~ Enjoy!

If you are new to animating in CG, you will need to download the free educational license of Maya to get started.

NOTE: If you have a rig you would like to appear on this list, send it my way to be tested.  I only post rigs here I know have the least amount of technical issues and are easy to use with my students. I also lean towards rigs that are 20$ and under since students are not creating commercial work. If you rig costs more than 20$ and you think it should be on the list, I will test it, but it had better be a solid rig.

I have provided videos for each rig, so you may see how it moves.  If you have animated a clip with one of these rigs and would like it to be considered as an example video, just email me.

And now… for some rig inspiration!


RIGTOPIA from Motohashi Keita on Vimeo.

 


Mr.Bttons Keith Osborn bloomsbury.com/cw/cartoon-character-animation-with-maya/student-resources/mr-buttons/
Hare rig Arman Musovic creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/hare-free-rig

Sharky Rig SonicTK sonictk.com/rigging/
Willy matthew moore matthewmoore.me.uk/willyrig/
Ultimate Beefy creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/ultimate-beefy
Franklin Artella blog.artella.com/post/146362195191/download-our-free-animation-rig-franklin-were
Malcolm ANIMSCHOOL animschool.com/malcolmInfo.aspx
Caroline COGSWELL COLLEGE cogswell.edu/modeling-rigs/caroline-girl-download-rig.php#sthash.3XeM9uwD.dpbs
Kayla Josh Sobel joshsobelrigs.com/kayla
Anthro Tiger Rig gumroad.com/l/srLo
Minion Dave cgmeetup.net/forums/files/file/7-minion-dave-rig/
Minion Rig cgmeetup.net/home/minion-rig-maya-rigs-maya-character-rigs-free-maya-rigs/
TEDDY cgmeetup.net/forums/files/file/91-teddy-rig/
minnow rig SonicTK sonictk.com/rigging/
Squirrely creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/squirrely-rig
Billy Barker creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/billy-barker
Simple Bot ALEX PUENTE creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/simple-bot-rig-for-maya
Stewart animationmentor.com/free-maya-rig/
Attack on Titan Leo Ogawa Lillrank gumroad.com/l/IeNx#
PINK PANTHER Karim Kashefi cgmeetup.net/home/pink-panther-rig-free-maya-rig-3d-character-rig/
Ray CGTarian cgtarian.com/ray
NORMAN nelsonhurst.com/416/norman-rig/
Droid MothMan mothman-td.com/portfolio_items/droid/
Malcolm ANIMSCHOOL animschool.com/malcolmInfo.aspx
Bloke creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/bloke
Hobo creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/hobo-rig
roboter creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/roboter
BB8 creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/star-wars-bb-8-rig

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“Swing time” Pedro youtu.be/nDDfWDvVROI

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Stuart Davis

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