Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Maya rig overview, part of Character Animation: Basics.
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…If you download the exercise files for this…course you will receive a couple of rigs.…For my users we'll have two rigs.…We have this rig here.…Called Walter.…And then we have an identical rig on a different character and her name is Emma.…Now both the rigs are identical and we've created these rigs so…that you can see everything in…the viewport, so there's no additional interfaces.…So this makes it very good for teaching the…course in the way that we're going to teach it.…
Now these are very robust rigs and we can do some great animation with them.…So let's take a look at the Emma rig and I can show you how these work.…Now at the very bottom we have a master control, which is called…the Super Mover, and this just allows you to move the entire rig.…Now, the feet are by default,…set up for inverse kinematics.…So, if I zoom in to the feet, you'll see we have some, controls here.…We have an outer control here, which moves the foot.…
So if I want I can move that foot, and use inverse kinematics if I want.…Now, if I zoom in a little bit more here, you can see inside of this outer ring.…
- Telling stories through posing
- Creating a strong line of action in poses
- Animating seating to standing poses
- Adding anticipation and follow-through
- Making your character walk
- Animating the head and face
- Animating basic phonemes
- Animating a scene
Skill Level Beginner
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
Creating Animated Characters in After Effectswith George Maestri3h 53m Intermediate
1. Posing Characters
2. Creating Pose-to-Pose Animation
3. Basics of Walks
4. Facial Animation
5. Basics of Dialogue
6. Animating a Scene
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