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10-24-2003, 09:58 PM
Hi everyone,

I am having a question regarding quadruped rigs. I am at the beginning of creating a rig for a stylized dog character. So far I have been searching this and some other forums. However there doesn't seem to be many quadruped tutorials / tips&tricks out there?!

Maybe someone knows some good techniques he would like to share (program doesn't matter) and / or some tips what to look out for when creating a quadruped rig?

I am also looking for good reference sites other than the ones listed below.

Thanks for your help!

some links I found on CGTalk covering animal locomotion:

http://www.oricomtech.com/projects/legs.htm - "scientific" details about animal locomotion
http://www.junglewalk.com/frames.asp - cool reference video site
http://web.inter.nl.net/users/anima/chronoph/muybridge/links/index.htm - muybridge stuff
http://www.paintedthorn.com/tut_rigs.htm - some demo quadruped videos
http://www.animationmeat.com/4leg.pdf - notes regarding 4 legged creatures

11-10-2003, 05:49 PM
i dont have any links to quaduped rigs yet, however, in terms of reference for animals i would definatly suggest "animal anatomy for artists" fantastic book which you can buy from amazon

11-11-2003, 03:50 PM
Thanks! I checked it out and I can say that its definately worth the price.

11-11-2003, 04:07 PM
What I could sugest is start the rig then post if you have any problems. I have done 4 leged rigs before but unfortunatly I cant show those. But I will gladly answer any question for you..

Good Luck:wavey:

11-11-2003, 04:11 PM
I saw this on 3dtotal and it seem quite good. It's a DVD on animal motion reference.


Hope I'll see your animation soon....

11-17-2003, 06:35 PM
I found this tutorial on quadruped Rigs. I havent had the chance to try it out yet.


11-17-2003, 06:36 PM
I found this tutorial on quadruped. I havent had the chance to try it out yet.


11-18-2003, 09:31 AM
Thanks you all for your help!

nottoshabi: I will happily make use of your offer (although I am pretty sure you don't use XSI, right ;)) Very much appreciated!

I will post my findings when I start the rig (that is in 2-3 weeks) First have to finish my storyboard.

cfinley: I have had a short look at it - seems pretty good . thanks.

11-25-2003, 07:54 AM
Wow, thanks for the links shapeshifter, the junglewalk site will be especially valuable, thanks a bunch, and good luck with your rigging.:bounce:



11-25-2003, 11:59 AM

No problem :) If I find more I'll post it here

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