View Full Version : Edgard - XSI Free Character RIG

11 November 2004, 11:32 AM
( I am not sure if is it the right place to post. Moderator, fell free to change it if you need it. )

I am working on this character for my own stuff (animation studies) and I decided to share with you.
Right now it is a XSI character but I am doing him to 3DMAX too.
It is really simple design and model but It has 2 Independents facial RIGS (just choose tho one that you like most and have fun).

And other features like this:

You can see how it works better on those videos:
Edgard - 640x400 - 5MB (
Edgard - 320x200 - 2MB (

You will need XVID to watch those videos, you can install it from this link:
Install XVID (

I will add the edgard files soon, just checking right now...
Sorry about the bad english.... :(

11 November 2004, 07:00 PM
I saw that you posted this on cg-char too. This looks like a very nice rig. Thank you so much for letting us use it. However did not post a download link on this site for the rig.

Thanks and keep up the good work :applause:

11 November 2004, 08:17 PM
However did not post a download link on this site for the rig.
Ops... sorry about that...

Here you are.

Here is the link to download the Edgard XSI intire project.
It has 11MB and I really recomend that yo read the readme.html file. It has the Edagard setup instructions.

I didn´t test it yet. So if you find anything wrong just email me. I wil try to fix it.

Any suggestions or comments are really wellcome too.

Enjoy it!

Edgard XSI Project - 11MB (


11 November 2004, 09:12 PM
I'll definitely be giving this a go , looks like a nice rig.

thanks for sharing man

11 November 2004, 11:19 PM
Outstanding my friend!! :bounce:

Some very good and simple controls, very effective!!

As I said before the stretchy&squash control on the face is really cool!!

Thanks to share :thumbsup:

Vitor Vilela

11 November 2004, 03:17 AM
thanks a bunch dude :) can't wait to take a look at it.

cheers :)

11 November 2004, 03:19 AM
Wow this looks great, thanks for sharing!

11 November 2004, 03:37 AM
ok, after watching the vid, i have to say that the amount of time you put into this must have been mind boggling. Top Notch! Top Notch!
Can't thank you enough.

it's people like you who make the community what it is.


11 November 2004, 03:45 AM
Looks fantastic and like a lot of work to create!

12 December 2004, 05:18 PM
Thks a lot guys.

right now I am working on his 3DMAX version. As soon as I finish it, I will do a few upgrades on HIM.

XSI EDGARD 2.0 should be avaiable next year. : )

Thks again.


12 December 2004, 06:28 PM
Hey, make sure to post this in the sticky so it doesn't disappear to the bottom!

12 December 2004, 10:20 AM
This is really great!! Tnx a lot:)


12 December 2004, 10:27 PM

I've just started playing with your great model. ANd there are a few suggestions I would have for the next version or updates. Such as when you have more than one model in my scene I would like the synoptic view to register for each character. As it is now, it only seems to respond for one even though i have the second model selected when i bring up the synoptic view.

Also i would like to see the IK for the hands follow the body, rather than stick in space. That way you can animate ik but still have to subtle movements of the body follow through in the hands rather than trying to compensate it.

That's about it for now. Great work! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 08:25 PM
it would also be nice to have some rotation limits put on. I know that for cartoon stuff its great to break the bones, but with no limits the bones in the arms ( in fk) are rotating all over the place. I would be easier to keep track of them.
:) thanks

01 January 2005, 09:45 AM
Hey I tried Edgaurd n its really nice.

Specially the Synoptics uve made for em are really handy dude... i needed character to animate coz m bit new to XSI and your rig was my first preference to try my hands on animation.... great work dude.....:thumbsup:

06 June 2005, 06:13 PM

Thnxxx for ur rig.. its awesome and very handu to animate..

Ps: the links for tutorials of English versions @ ur site are not working

06 June 2005, 02:20 PM

sorry aobut that... I turnded off the links... I am still working on an English version of those tutorials... I have a friend "Bibibha" and she is helping me with that....

Soonn they should be avaiable...

I will let you now!

Thks again!

07 July 2005, 05:14 AM
Im new to CG and currently dont have any software. I downloaded your 'Edgard XSI' and from the Video it looks rather good. But im not sure how to start using your program, Do I need to download anything else other than the 11mb programe?

Please can anybody tell me.

07 July 2005, 05:33 AM
How do you use this? Do i need some sought of programe to use these files with?

As you can guess Im new,

10 October 2005, 01:14 PM
Nice 1 mr Solo thanks for sharing.

A-Train: Yeah you need Softimage XSI to open these files.

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