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Two Cool Rigging Demos


Papagaio Pirate, by Carlos Fernando

Fanboy by Taito3d

(via Kvetoslav Novak)

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. Awesome Job,
    I'm a big fan of fanboy and Chum Chum along with the other cartoon's that Frederator Studio releases. That parrot would great in it's own web and/or tv show...

    Very cool stuff...

    • It is done with bones as custom shapes. So you make a spline-based shape and map it to the control bone. The control bone in turn is linked to the armature by the Transformation constraint or just bone drivers. That's how I would do it anyway ; )

  2. The facial rigging is just fantastic!. I also really like the clothing control on the Parrot. I would love to see a video tutorial on how to set up a face rig like that. I know they take time and effort to do, both the rig and tutorial, (probably why I haven't seen a free one on the net) can anyone send a good link or point me in the right direction?

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