Auto-Rigging Tools in Maya (Any Suggestions)

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  03 March 2012
Auto-Rigging Tools in Maya (Any Suggestions)

Hi everyone,

I'm working on rigging some characters I've created, and recently I've spent a lot of time on learning how to model and learning principle of animation. Now I just want to rig my characters. I've looked around at a couple of auto rigging scripts, but I would like to know which ones others are using and if anyone has any suggestions, for someone who is pretty new to rigging.
  03 March 2012
Hey, as far as I know (Being a Max User) this is as good as it gets for Maya!

Not only does it have the tools, but it also has all of the theory behind it as well, so you know what all of the scripts are doing.
  03 March 2012
I went through most free auto-rigging scripts for Maya and there are some really great ones but I ended up paying for Rapid Rig & Rapid Pose. They're pretty cheap and save me so much time.

Rapid Rig - Dummy Rig will pretty much gives you all the flexibility you'll need for a bipedal character apart from the feet which you'll need to place at 0 on the Y axis.

There are some other really good free autorig scripts out there that are more modular in nature if you need to create fantastical creatures etc but I'd really have to dig into my backups to find them.
Lionhead Studios
  03 March 2012
Thanks for the heads up guys. I've been wanting to try the rapid rig tool set for a while, but I've been wanting to hear what others thought about it first.
  01 January 2013
thanks Splinter for posting this thread because i also want to rig my character but before i want to do i like to search for auto but friendly rig that can animate easily.
here i found
advanced skeleton
it has a facial and body both system.
also you can find many script in creativecash website.
  01 January 2013
auto rig

I have searched whole youtube and tutorials like DT. I can find any tutorial for bendy limbs. do we have to use auto-rig only. there is one latest though which i will try that


Do freelancers have to get used to auto rigger tools so as the fastest can get the job.

  01 January 2013
I definitely recommend advanced skeleton. It is a free, very complete and flexible tool - you can use for much more than just bipeds. Also, it's Facebook website contains several training videos.

Rapid Rig looks great and it has training videos too. But I've never used it so I can't say much.
  01 January 2013
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