Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

by Tina O'Hailey
     
 

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Rigging a character can be a complicated undertaking. Move from a bi-pedal character to a quad- or poly-pedal and, well, things just got real. Where do you begin?

Unlike all of those button-pushing manuals out there, Rig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental understanding of the concept, allowing you to rig more intuitively

Overview

Rigging a character can be a complicated undertaking. Move from a bi-pedal character to a quad- or poly-pedal and, well, things just got real. Where do you begin?

Unlike all of those button-pushing manuals out there, Rig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental understanding of the concept, allowing you to rig more intuitively in your own work. Veteran animation professor Tina O’Hailey will get you up and rigging in a matter of hours with step-by-step tutorials covering multiple animation control types, connection methods, interactive skinning, BlendShapes, edgeloops, and joint placement, to name a few. The concept of a bi-ped is explored as a human compared to a bird character allowing you to see that a bi-ped is a bi-ped and how to problem solve for the limbs at hand. After you have moved beyond basic bi-pedal characters, Rig it Right! will take you to a more advanced level where you will learn how to create stretchy rigs with invisible control systems and use that to create your own types of rigs.

  • Hone your skills every step of the way with short tutorials and editable rigs that accompany each chapter. (17+ rigs!!)
  • Read "Tina’s 10 Rules of Rigging" and build the foundational knowledge needed to successfully rig your characters.
  • Visit the companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/ohailey) and expand your newfound knowledge with editable rigs, exercises, and videos that elaborate on techniques covered in the book
  • Coffee is not required – but encouraged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240820798
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/27/2013
Series:
Computers and People Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
258,401
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Tina O’Hailey is the Dean of the School of Digital Media at SCAD; prior to that, O'Hailey was the Associate Chair of Animation and a professor of animation. She spent the first part of her career working as an industry trainer for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks animation and Electronic Arts.

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