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Old 08 August 2006   #1
The Maya Free Character Rig List

Hi. I had reason to research the availability of free rigs for some of my students whos into animation and came up with this list. I thought it would be useful to have such a list here at the Maya Character Setup forum. Also, dissecting others setups is a good learning process.

EDIT 2011: This list is now quite old in internet terms and have not been updated since 2007. However, it has been very popular and well recieved so its about time for a major update later this summer.
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FREE MAYA RIGS:

Lowman 1.2http://lichiman.aniguild.com/?s=lowman

Lowman with Osipa facehttp://www.animationapprentice.com/?page_id=108

Generi http://andrewsilke.com/generi_rig/generi_rig.html

Generi lowgirlhttp://www.davidbokser.com

Horse Rig http://www.animationapprentice.com/?page_id=150

Demonlord, Mort, Wolverine, Matt, Travis, Chuck Boy, Enemy Soldier, Keiji, Kia and Yakumohttp://www.mk3d.com/html/3dscroll.htm#character

Tiny 1 http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl.../Tiny-4578.html

Spacegirl
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...eGirl-4576.html

Character Bhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...ter-B-4574.html

Tubbs http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/Tubbs-4573.html

Alexia http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/Alexia-Body-w-Adv-Facial-Controls-Rig-4570.html

FBIK Righttp://www.artsy.ca/archives/182

Foxhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...n-Rig-4530.html

Kasumihttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...mi-UI-4534.html

Simple Hankhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...-Hank-4535.html

Clark http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...Clark-4533.html

Spaceman Stanhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...beta--4536.html

Dummyhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...DUMMY-4540.html

Dewihttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl.../Dewi-4549.html

Grasshopper http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...opper-4561.html

Renamon http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...r-Rig-4563.html

Monty http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...Monty-4564.html

Frog http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl.../frog-4565.html

Buddy 1.0.1http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Mikey 1http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Sam 1.2.1http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...s/Sam-4501.html

Devil 1.0.1 http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Chip 1.0.0 http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Noodle 1.0.0 http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Sergio 1.0.3 http://www.strutyourreel.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2506

Ninjahttp://www.wingman.ca/

PrimoBoyhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Alfred 1.2http://rodri.aniguild.com/?mod=tips

Bloke 1.1http://3dcentral.com/bloke

Fred 0http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs

ntMonkeyhttp://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs

Packageman 1.2http://student.vfs.com/%7Em07goosh/rigging101/free/rigs

Supergrampshttp://student.vfs.com/%7Em07goosh/rigging101/free/rigs

Ik-Joe 3http://student.vfs.com/%7Em07goosh/rigging101/free/rigs

Hoganhttp://www.mothermushroom.com/images/stuff

MooM 3.0http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs

Lieutenant Danhttp://www.mattornstein.com/downloads.html
ball and legs

TSM2Mguyhttp://www.anzovin.com/TSM2Maya/
Rigged with The setup machine

TSM2Mwolfhttp://www.anzovin.com/TSM2Maya/
Rigged with The setup machine

22 different rigs. Some unusual stuff here and wild models.
http://www.3dfiggins.com/gallery.php?id=38

Generickhttp://shrtcww.com/journal/148/generick-v15-rc4-is-here

Alienhttp://shrtcww.com/journal/156/alien-rig-v1

Elvis Rig 1.2http://www.ryerdesign.com/downloads/index.html

Monkey Rig 1http://www.ryerdesign.com/downloads/index.html

Bibohttp://www.andy-phillips.com/rigs.htm

Chris Burns Car Righttp://i-animate.org/10secondclub.org/files/models/characters/

Big Cathttp://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/cgi-bin/user/scriptgarage/dlranklog.cgi?dl=bigcat_Rig

Monkeyhttp://www.animationapprentice.com/?page_id=109

Robot and Professorhttp://www.ilasolomon.com/

Super Theohttp://www.trivi.org/theo/
shelves http://www.trivi.org/theo/newShelves.zip

Basic Guy 2.5.6http://www.timoberlander.com/
or http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...c-Guy-4284.html

Flour Sack 1.5http://www.timoberlander.com/

Frank 2.0http://www.aniguild.com/abel/class.html

Ollie 1.5http://www.jugglersanimation.com/

Alf3http://www.mrmotion.net/downloads/alfRig/

MrMotionRig v1.5http://www.mrmotion.net/downloads/mrMotionRig/

Bwahttp://www.dinofiguera.it/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle http://www.simplymaya.com/download_...tid=20&typeid=1

Ichigo http://www.simplymaya.com/download_...tid=20&typeid=1


Wood, beta rig http://www.cramer3d.com/ goto downloads

Animatohttp://www.sito.org/id/mca/ANIMTO.zip

http://www.lostpencil.com/images/character_B_4.5.zip

http://www.mutinystudios.com/ballcharacter.zip
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Thats it for now. Have a good time animating!
/Mattias Svendsen

Last edited by MattiasSvendsen : 06 June 2011 at 08:30 AM. Reason: big update
 
Old 08 August 2006   #2
i wish this list was this extensive for xsi...
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Old 09 September 2006   #3
Hey Thanks for including my Animato rig in your list.........
here is a little pic of Animato...it has some bugs, but hey it s free......



Later
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Old 10 October 2006   #4
Hi. Id just like to point out that Highend3D now have a rig download section also.

http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

Enjoy / Mattias Svendsen
 
Old 10 October 2006   #5
Bob from Radiant Square.
http://www.radiantsquare.com/modules/wmpdownloads/
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Old 10 October 2006   #6
awesome awesome list

i had no idea there were so many of these around. i dont really have need for it myself but im sure a lot of people who dont want to learn rigging will be really helped to start animating, its so hard to animate with a crappy rig that i see it screw up a lot of people who could otherwise animate fine when they start out.
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Old 11 November 2006   #7
Update

Hi. Lots of good rigs have come to my attention and is now added to the list.

Added:

Ninja 1
Primoboy
Alfred 1.2
Bloke 1.1
Flour Sack character 1
Monkey Rig 1
Fred
ntMonkey


Updates:

Basic guy 2.0
MooM 2

Please PM me if you find new rigs, stuff that dont work or dead links. Hopefully we can keep this a live list a long time.

Good animating / Mattias


Last edited by MattiasSvendsen : 11 November 2006 at 02:25 PM.
 
Old 11 November 2006   #8
Thanks for putting this list together. It's very, very handy!
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Old 12 December 2006   #9
I really like Final rig. It is easy to use and the controls are awsome but it is hard to get tech support. The plug in cost about $200 and right now it doesn't load properly. It works great when it works.
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Old 01 January 2007   #10
Hi, some updates for the new year.

Added:

Devil
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...DEVIL-4457.html

A good new rig with wings of an extreme devil (well modelled)

Chip 1.0.0
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl.../Chip-4446.html

Fat man (unusual)

Noodle 1.0.0
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...oodle-4452.html
Cartoony rig with loots of control and facial setup

Sergio
http://www.strutyourreel.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2506

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
http://www.simplymaya.com/download_...tid=20&typeid=1

Ronny Robo
http://www.simplymaya.com/download_...tid=20&typeid=1

Ichigo
http://www.simplymaya.com/download_...tid=20&typeid=1

Updated

MooM 3.0
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...hmadi-4346.html

Good elastic puppet rig with facial controls

Happy animating / Mattias

Last edited by MattiasSvendsen : 01 January 2007 at 10:35 AM. Reason: Sergio rig added after tip by 5parts, thanks! Some other additions found later that day.
 
Old 01 January 2007   #11
sorry... wanna ask did u guys know where can i get free textured simple human models but without the riggings...?
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Old 01 January 2007   #12
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sorry... wanna ask did u guys know where can i get free textured simple human models but without the riggings...?
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Old 01 January 2007   #13
I've been wanting to try out animating a horse walking, any free hores rigs out there? I've searched but can't seem to find any.
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Old 02 February 2007   #14
Update and rig competition

Highend3D got a competition going now:

Any user that submits a character rig from today until March 8th, 2007 will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive their choice of 5 DVDs from The Gnomon Workshop

Check it out.

Added Rigs to main list:

Buddy 1
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...Y-RIG-4529.html

Mikey 1
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...Mikey-4511.html

Sam 1.1
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downl...s/Sam-4501.html

Please msg me if you discover new rigs/updates/broken links and other rig list related stuff.

Happy animating /Mattias Svendsen
 
Old 02 February 2007   #15
Free FBIK rig

Hello,

Can I add my rig to this list??

you can find it here, I think it's one of the few FBIK rigs, but I haven't checked it out for sure. This rig is pretty neat, not ready for production, but I'm hoping to get some community involvement:

http://www.artsy.ca/archives/182

Any features or ideas I'd be happy to add, please message!

Here is the original thread:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...p?f=88&t=465600
 
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