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Tutorial: Softbody for Rigged Characters


pengzillaEnrico Valenza, winner of the animation award of the Blender Animation Festival 2005, has written a tutorial on the character animation of 'PengZilla', the dancing penguin/bird character in his winning movie.

You have to bring your own model to work on, but he covers many topics such as

  • Rigging the character
  • Setting up actions for the Non Linear Animation [NLA] tool
  • Working with weight groups
  • Setting bone influences

You'll find the tutorial on Enrico's site.

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