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Four Complete Basic Animation Rigs By CGCookie at Blend Swap


CGCookie uploaded 4 complete basic animations rigs to Blend Swap free of charge for you to download and learn from under the CC-BY license model.

These are the animation rigs used in the first 2 chapters of the BlenderCookie training series “Animation Fundamentals in Blender” by Beorn Leonard.

This Blend file contains four complete rigs:

  1. Basic ball
  2. Ball with squash and stretch controls
  3. Ball and chain
  4. Ball with a tail

Each rig is ready to animate with all necessary controls



  1. Holy crap this came at the perfect time, I have started studying animation with introducing character animation and animation mechanics. I am not a rigger so I have been searching for some ball rigs and here the are. I would love to watch the cgcookie, I have the money, I have the time but sadly I have a completely sucky internet connection even watching a five minute video can be an absolute chore for me.

    thanks for the rigs, now to download and play.

  2. @1d41713c19209e8dbe6a824109911246:disqus
    If you pay for the CG Citizen membership you don't have to watch the tutorials online you can also download all source files including the video tutorial, the download may be slow on your end from what your saying, but at least you can watch them without interruption.
    Maybe you know somebody with good connection that would let you use it to download the tutorials save you waiting ages on a slow connection.
    Hope this helps.

    • I use a 3G device to connect so it can be choppy depending on how loaded a cell becomes you can go from 1000kbs to 20kbs in a heart beat. The ADSL here is actually wore trust me I would be on that if it were faster. The was talk from the telecoms here on how they were installing an undersea cable and our internet was going to be faster and cheaper either they have to finished that project or they were lying.

      But if I can download to keep I will definately give this a spin, downloading I can make work but streaming would freaking kill me.

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