Rigging for Animators



A page to collect all the links to auto-rigging toolsets, skinning workflows and basic tips for rigging.

  Advanced Skeleton

Get the tool: https://www.animationstudios.com.au/advanced-skeleton

Adv. Skel. - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvancedSkeleton

Adv. Skel. - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdvancedSkeleton/videos

Paul Wollenzien: https://vimeo.com/465027935/e2dd755792

My CG Tutor - https://youtu.be/LEaVIvWPa9w

  Animator Artist Life - 5 part series on using Advanced Skeleton

Part 1: Prep & Clean Model - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0W7cT2DUDY&t=40s

Part 2: Joint Placement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_bqg6nhlSo

Part 3: Painting Skin Weights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IoI4-ZOInc

Part 4: Face Rig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCPBbn_QlOc

Part 5: Finalizing the Rig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozfSLq1oaUg

+ additional tutorials

Slider joints -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf9i5HUixrk

Adv. Skel in UE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkamYIBPCUE

  UV Layout

Headus UVLayout tool for Maya - try for free

  Painting Skin Weights

Maya's Basic Documentation - Autodesk

Basic skinning in Maya 2017 - by FaexEditing

AntCGI - Rigging series, painting skin weights - Part 9 of a larger rigging series

Rigging for Beginners - by Monica. Shows using the component editor. Slow but precise

Some tips for painting skin weights in Maya  - bindpose.com

Awesome Pro Tips here - by Kiel Figgins

Maya Weight Painting Tutorial (The Inside-out method) - by Daniel Arata. Crazy fast and simple.

NgTools - A plugin for Maya that adds better functionality to skin weight painting

  Adding MoCap to an Advanced Skeleton Rig by Jeremy Dilks:


and... Dave's class teaches him the same thing: