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Blazing fast character rigs with Maya

Ready for a deep dive look at how to work thorough your rig to learn how to clean up all those legacy assets that need to move fast and get your animators up and running with as many FPS as possible? Check out our ondemand training Rigging Dojo Ondemand: Optimizing Rigs for Parallel Evaluation Updated […]

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Skinning Rigtip for a little known tool

Move Weights tool, a little known tool that you should be using to make skinning easier and allow for added control in a pinch. TDs can use it to speed up skinning by copying good weighting to new joints for twist, like shoulders to a few new twist joints in the upper arm for example. […]

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Cult of Rig : Season 00 Day 007 Matrix math rig clean-up

Season 00 Day 007 Stream – Cleaning the Components “Day 7, we introduce matrix multiplication and then proceed to an uninterrupted stretch of rigging proper (yay!) Lots of nodelling.”   What is the Matrix? 6:00 (video) Raf hits some basics of the Matrix, the Matrix is the transform in Maya and describes what was required […]

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Cult of Rig : Season 00 Day 06 – Theory and Applied vectors, IK pedals

Season 00 Day 6 – Theory and Applied vectors, IK pedals   “More on vectors while we actually show some application, and eventually make it to hooking up the pedals’ geo to the IK pedals control in the niche of time” “Day 6, crash course in vector math, sprinkle of matrix math, and finally, applying […]

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Cult of Rig : Season 00 day 001 Naming and Components

season 00 day001 stream – namingAndComps What the first Season will be about: Show was inspired by HandMade Hero format Few streams leading up to SIGGRAPH and first season will be after SIGGRAPH New rig every season getting more complex Season 1 will be rigging  a Unicycle in Vanilla out of box Maya How to […]