During my years in university I discovered that many animation students struggle with rigging and quite a few believe it to be the most dreadful part of animation pipeline. Unarguably, it can be a nerve-wrecking experience as for a beginner animator getting the rig done right is difficult and the smallest mistake can lead to a broken rig and, most likely, the pain of rigging the character all over again.
Even though the best way to decrease the chance of failure and the number of times you need to redo the rig for it to work properly is obviously practice, thorough thinking through and some planning beforehand can make the entire process more bearable and save valuable time.
To help make the process more enjoyable, here are 7 steps to planning your next rig. Continue reading “Planning the Character Rig”