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Rig Anything with Rigify #3 Prebuilt Meta Rigs (Biped & Quadruped)


Todor Nikolov writes:

This is the 3rd chapter in the "Rig Anything with Rigify" series.

The easiest way to get the previous chapters is to go the hub page.

In this section I cover how to use the prebuilt meta rigs that are available as soon as you activate the addon. (I also show how to activate it. ) My aim with this series is to allow Blender users to build their custom meta rigs. However using the default ones is a great way for beginners to get a taste for the Rigify workflow.

If you have some experience with Rigify you may still want to watch the videos. You'll learn how to fix some of the most common Rigify errors that people struggle with all the time.

Chapter 3-1: The Biped Meta Rig
Here we'll rig a fairly simple humanoid character.
Common errors that we'll troubleshoot:

  • Generated rig is too big or too small
  • RIGIFY ERROR: Bone ‘spine.004’: Cannot connect chain – bone position is disjoint. (<WTH, right?)

Chapter 3-1: The Quadruped Meta Rig
In this part we'll rig a simple dog character.
Common problems:

  • Spine and tail are disjoint
  • Generating two rigs in the same scene (can be confusing)
  • Limbs bend in the wrong direction
  • Why your rig does not generate properly

Look forward to next week when we'll start customizing the default meta rigs!

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Todor Nikolov

Freelance 3d artist and a Blender head for the last couple of years. Recently started where I share in-depth CG tutorials.

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