keywords: Rigging, Assets Collection, Maya, Animation

Tutorials

Tips

Origin:
https://twitter.com/watchmeanimate/status/1704233832877109557

creating invisible animation loops (…a few tips):

  1. the longer the animation the better
    longer animations allow you to create a more complex performance. They also give you an opportunity to add a lot of subtle nuances to your motion.

  2. avoid big, easy-to-spot motions
    if he was running and then suddenly waved his arm, you would easily remember seeing that arm wave. You want to stick to subtle motions that aren’t visually easy to read/remember.

  3. animations in motion are better
    motion camouflages the loop really well vs an animation that comes to a complete stop.

  4. use cameras
    camera animation is super useful to tell a story/stage your shot but you can also use it in a way that allows you to misdirect the viewers eye so that they can’t spot the loop.

Blender Rigging

The Art of Effective Rigging 2. The most extensive rigging course in Blender ever released.
https://www.p2design-academy.com/p/the-art-of-effective-rigging-2

Game Rigging

2 Week Intensive Creature Game Rigging
https://manoanim.gumroad.com/l/vIpkvx

Walk Cycle Animation

Leopard Walk Cycle Animation in Maya - Foreleg Progressive Walk Cycle Animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w8gA10aGfg

Assets

Body Mechanics Rigs

AZRI RIG (made by Jonathan Cooper)
https://www.gameanim.com/product/azri-rig/

The Blocks: Body Mechanics Rigs - Made Simple & Fun! // MAYA
https://watchmeanimate.gumroad.com/l/qddle

Stick Figure Rig for Blender 4.0 +
https://dananim8.gumroad.com/l/dhvvn

Akali All Out Rig (Wild Rift)
https://asapberg.gumroad.com/l/krtgp

Quadruped

Pig Rig for Maya
https://milio-serrano.gumroad.com/l/bmnPI

Horse rig
https://hombrepolilla.gumroad.com/l/horse_rig

Jacko, Puppy/Dog Rig for Maya
https://micahb.gumroad.com/l/GGxaO

bh path Anim
https://graphite9.gumroad.com/l/SBUCX

Monster Creature Rig
https://manoanim.gumroad.com/l/QXres


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