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Kick The Baby
07 July 2003, 10:09 AM
:wavey: Hello, Any good links for Character Rigging Tutorial?

07 July 2003, 10:14 AM

and even video tutorials...

welcome kick the baby :surprised

07 July 2003, 05:26 PM
Depending on how in depth you want to go. I have a CD on character rigging HERE ( that has around 15 hours of quicktime moves.
The CD comes with online support. During Siggraph (July-Aug) Ill sell any of the modules in my character series with online support for $150.00. I show a ton of stuff that you wont find in other books or videos.

07 July 2003, 05:37 AM
Originally posted by robinson

and even video tutorials...

welcome kick the baby :surprised
great tutorial but
is it complete
i think it is until leson 8 only
where can i find the rest of it
and thanks for the great man who didi it

07 July 2003, 10:29 AM
I just managed to download all 18...they are all there as far as I can see. Great link BTW - just when you thought you'd seen all the online tutorials another great one pops up!

07 July 2003, 10:48 AM
you will need the mirror weights plugin !!!

Here is a link...

07 July 2003, 01:35 PM
yes i found it
i think that my eyes were blind before:)

07 July 2003, 03:56 PM
and you can get the other mirror weights plugin here ( as well as many other useful plugins related to animation.

07 July 2003, 04:14 PM
FYI guys.. Desktop images has a wonderful set of tutorials .

They look great. Thinking of ordering myself.

07 July 2003, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by sqitso
FYI guys.. Desktop images has a wonderful set of tutorials .

They look great. Thinking of ordering myself.

Yah. Thanks for the link - very intersting. From the previews it seems Todd really seems to know his stuff...


Very nice

07 July 2003, 04:38 PM
There is a great Timothy Albee Character Animation book ( , a DVD course from class on demand (
and wait there is also one from carnera (

just in case you want to spend some money (I would), but you will properly find enough stuff to get started on the standard Lightwave Tutorial pages…

btw the digiwonk stuff is great, if you have a fast internet connection !!!

07 July 2003, 05:14 AM
I would higly suggest the digiwonk files. Useing that and lots of time messing with setups I really learned alot. (I am also the mirror for his stuff so dont hammer my poor computer too much :0P)

07 July 2003, 06:24 AM
The other advantage of my course material is that you get online support for as long as youre taking the course (theyre self paced).
Its always nice to be able to have someone look at setups and give advice, critiques and direct help. :)

07 July 2003, 07:26 AM
I learned a LOT from the DigiWonk tutorials. Very grateful for those.

07 July 2003, 09:20 AM
Digiwonks tutorials are great ! I'd definately recommend have a look at them before parting with any of your hard earned cash :)

07 July 2003, 03:12 PM
No, offense to Larry, but I love DigiWonks tuts. I have been going through them and although they start off a little slow I have learned a couple of tricks I have never tried. But thats the beauty of going through all these tuts is to learn other methods people use, find whats best for your workflow and improve upon it.

07 July 2003, 03:46 PM
thanks for all the praise for my little tutorials. glad you guys are enjoying them.
but, let me put in a word for larry...his stuff is top-notch so i highly recommend checking it out! his expertise is worth a small investment :)

07 July 2003, 06:20 PM
Hey FroggyPlat,
This is Deja Vu all over again. :)

I think I missed something.... I never said froggys tutorials were bad or not useful. The difference is the SCALE of things.
Hes got about 5 hours of tutorials and I think its pretty good stuff.
I have 15 hours of just rigging, plus a support forum with lots and lots of questions and answers over many many months that students can read as well. I also tend to add new movies for students (so theres actually more then 15 hrs) to help explain some things better or add new material.
Some people can read a tutorial on two online and do ok with that. Others might want something more in depth. I think froggys tuts are good and help raise awareness in general. I dont feel like its disuading anyone from signing up for my courses.
If someone ask about tutorials Im assuming they want to know whats out there whether free or not and the advantages of both. There is no antagonism between me and froggyplat and you saying you like his stuff shouldnt and wouldnt offend me in any way. :)
Ive done rigging for a living for a very long time. Theres quite a few things I cover that arent in any other books, videos or tutorials either and again I sell my stuff. Froggys got some good stuff thats free. A person could actually do both since theyre not mutually exclusive. :)

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