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Auto-Rig Pro


Here's another great addon to help you quickly set up your character rigs.


Auto-Rig Pro is a powerful addon to rig your characters in a few minutes.

Adjust the guide bones, click the button and there you go! You get a customized rig with an ergonomic bone picker, facial setup, IK-FK snap, a complete set of secondary bones, a dedicated tool for shape key drivers…

Plays fast, 25fps on these characters (using standard hardware): Anna, Kevin.

About the Author

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 ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Thanks Bart for the highlight!
    I'd like to mention I'm currently working on a body part auto-detection feature to quickly setup the reference bone (except facial bones) Can't tell when it will be completed, probably in the coming weeks, if everything goes well it should improve the process one step further.

  2. Hi Artell,

    Ive created two characters using your rigs, when i try to append them into the same scene blender crashes.

    Seems to only be when importing with this addon. What am i doing wrong?

    P.s Been unable to post a question through blender market

    • Daniel, which Blender version and Auto-Rig Pro version are you using? There used to be a bug that crashed Blender when appending but it should be fixed now (at least I can't reproduce the bug anymore).
      Please reply to [email protected]

      • Im using 2.78 and yes it crashed out blender, will re download and install a fresh copy of your addon.

        Is there anything particularly I need to do?


        • Please reply here Daniel, I prefer centralizing the support questions:
          [email protected]

          -Try to install Blender 2.78a and the latest version of the addon (I'm testing with Blender 2.78 and it works here anyway)
          -Try to append two Auto-Rig Pro armature in the scene, does it work?
          -Does it work when appending one character in the scene?
          -If you can, send me the characters blend files by mail i'll test it out.

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