Maya Rigs – Newbie – Simple

If you are just starting out learning CG Animation in Maya, these rigs are perfect for you.

NEWBIE RIGS


Advanced Ball Rig - FREE

The Advanced Ball Rig is the best ball rig to teach with. I have tried almost every ball rig out there and students struggle with how the squash and stretch work with rotations on the ball. The Advanced Ball rig has given me the most success with students new to using Maya. Rig by Mohd Rashid rashid3danimator@gmail.com


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Ultimate Pendulum - FREE

The Ultimate Pendulum Rig is the perfect rig to instruct on progressively breaking joints, follow through and overlap in CG. I added controls to the claw at the bottom of the “UFO version” of this rig so my students can also pick things up with the Pendulum. Rig by Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin uyetiskin@gmail.com


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Ultimate Tailed Ball - FREE

The Ultimate Tailed Ball continues instruction on secondary motion and moves into performance by allowing secondary motion to enter what the ball is thinking ina ddition to motion based on primary actions. Rig by Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin uyetiskin@gmail.com


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Flour Sack Rig

The Flour Sack Rig offered here is really the best one to teach with because the feet work well in IK for walking. There are two other flour sack rigs that look a little better, but the rig itself takes more work to get good shapes…. here and here. Rig by Yogeshhttps://belalballout.com/



This other flour sack rig has some issues with the feet, but makes more appealing shapes…

Floursack animation test – jump on cube from joe daniels on Vimeo.

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Ultimate Walker - FREE

The Ultimate Walker Rig is a simple way to ease into understanding the complexities in creating a walk in CG because there is no spine or arms. I prefere to teach A –> B walks that move through space because cycles in place slide and are useless when covereing uneven terrain. Rig by Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin uyetiskin@gmail.com


Tutorial: Walk Cycle Through Space – Angie Jones from angie jones on Vimeo.

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Kit Car Rig - FREE

href=”https://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/kitcar-rig-with-selection-panel-animated-movie-added-for-maya” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Kit Car Rig is a fun choice for animators no ready for a biped but still want to create personality. This rig has a lot flexibility considering it is a car. Rig by Kürşat Savaş at tgaworks@gmail.com


Kürşat Savaş 2009 Demoreel tgaworks@gmail.com karakter animatoru karakter animatörü from Kürşat Savaş on Vimeo.

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Johnny Box Rig - FREE

The Johnny Box Rig is suited to introduce how to move a character with hard edges, rotatote on differnt axes, and create performance with a simple design. Rig by Raveen Rajadorai admiralra@gmail.com


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Hobo Rig - FREE

target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Body Mechanics Rig Collection is one of the best out there to create sinple and clean body mechanics animation. I know 40$ can be steep for some animators but you get 12 rigs for that and they are all ages, body types, and genders to choose from. You can even change the textures to look like a holiday santa family or The Incredibles Rig by Joe Daniels https://plus.google.com/+JoeDanielsAnim

Download The Hobo Rig


BucKid Rig - FREE

The BucKid Rig provides the newbie animator with the simplest biped possible. The tin can defomrations create quick feedback in mMaya and enable fun performances while learning how complicated character rigs work. Rig by Zubuyer Kaolin zubuyer@gmail.com

Animation exercise Pantomime from Darren Wallace on Vimeo.

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David O'Reilly EXTW Rigs - FREE

The David O’Reilly EXTW Rigs are a collection of very politically incorrect, simple “game-style” rigs that I like to use with my freshmen to get them experimenting with a bipedal rig that is not too complicated, but also inspires them creatively due the hundreds of rig choices with unique chaarcter designs that only David O’Reilly can bring you. Rig by David O’Reilly at http://www.davidoreilly.com/contact/ These are great for newbie animators who love playing with glitchy ideas.

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Body Mechanics Rigs - 40$

The Body Mechanics Rig Collection is one of the best out there to create sinple and clean body mechanics animation. I know 40$ can be steep for some animators but you get 12 rigs for that and they are all ages, body types, and genders to choose from. You can even change the textures to look like a holiday santa family or The Incredibles Rig by Joe Daniels https://plus.google.com/+JoeDanielsAnim

BodyMech Rigs – Intro from joe daniels on Vimeo.

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