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10 October 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: - "scientific" details about animal locomotion - cool reference video site - muybridge stuff - some demo quadruped videos - notes regarding 4 legged creatures

11 November 2003, 06:49 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 November 2003, 04:50 PM
Thanks! I checked it out and I can say that its definately worth the price.

11 November 2003, 05:07 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 November 2003, 05:11 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 November 2003, 07:35 PM
I found this tutorial on quadruped Rigs. I havent had the chance to try it out yet.

11 November 2003, 07:36 PM
I found this tutorial on quadruped. I havent had the chance to try it out yet.

11 November 2003, 10:31 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 November 2003, 08:54 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 November 2003, 12:59 PM

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

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