Free Model from Art of Moving Points

HippyDrome’s Art of Moving Points

*We are officially the download source for this model from Brian

by Brian Tindall  –  HippyDrome

This model is a good starting point to learn about topology needed for good articulation and deformation.
Note that the spans are ruffly laid out and could further polishing to improve the final deformations.

Usage:  This mesh is free to download and use with proper attribution to


If you have problems downloading, right click on the link and choose save link
HippyDrome free model zip fie

Included in this zip file are both Maya and FBX files to cover a large variety of software.


Kitestring online, a new project from Rich Hurrey  (Character TD by way of Pixar ) has launched and while his main content is his Rigging Master Course he is working with Brian to bring the “Art of Moving Points” to a larger audience and make it fully searchable on the Kitestring platform. (coming soon).

Kite String Art of Moving Points

The “Art of Moving Points” is designed for the intermediate to advanced Character Rigger or Character Modeler that wants to learn a different approach to character facial articulation using point weight containers, and assigning them to deformers to move points in space.

Be sure to check out HippyDromes Art of Moving Points on iTunes for an in depth look at deformation layers and topology for rigging the face and our New Face Rigging 101 course to understand how to make these ideas work in Maya.

13 replies on “Free Model from Art of Moving Points”

thank you so much on all your videos. As a college Graduate still trying to learn the methods of rigging solo, i very much appreciate your generosity with this information. just wish i had a mac to read your book on.

Wow! This is a fabulous thing for you to do. Thank you. I’m excited to look over it and study it. I hope to get the book soon. Jonathan Paine recommended you highly and sends his regards.

We are very pleased by the model of HippyDrome and very grateful for the dojo for supporting it.

Thank you very much both

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