View Full Version : Free Maya Rig from Hotel Transyvania

10-07-2014, 09:09 AM

Of note for Lightwave riggers is the embedded YouTube video. The demo artist takes you through this deceptively simple Maya rig.

I don't think there's much in here that you can't do with Lightwave, but it's the ease of use, quick feedback, and hidden extras like the 'ball of foot' automatic controller that are interesting to watch in this extremely easy to follow demo.

10-07-2014, 10:31 AM
You've not seen my foot rig then?


10-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Haven't seen it and that looks amazing.

10-07-2014, 11:54 AM
I've been using Advanced Skeleton in Maya but since investing in RHiggit lite I'm animating directly in LW. Genoma is also really good if you need to work quickly.

Must say the RH biped combined with the Animation toolbox provided makes working in Layout a pleasure - especially considering you can use LW's renderer and go straight to VPR for super detailed reference. There's also loads of scope for creativity. I've customised a rig for facial animation using joints based on William Vaughan's tutorial.

For fundamental CA I can't say I'm missing Maya. I guess for the super advanced technical riggers there are issues in LW but if you want to get stuff done quickly with professional rigs the RH plugin is fantastic.