Monday, April 6, 2009
I was the lead rigger on the Neopets Key Quest series. There was a variety of rig set ups, from biped to quadraped creatures.Creatures with armor or wings that also needed set ups.
there was 114 total rigs created for 9 series. many rig set ups carried a variety of models to work along the animations. All characters required facial rig sets ups to carry many emotions.The characters were set up for an online game.
I wanted to start off with a basic biped rig, The old man rig.
He was given to me to rig for my demo reel. he was supppose to be laying on a chair get up and walk around.
on this rig, i wanted it to carry a nice facial set up. allowing the animator to make the character blink, open his mouth in many ways, have a tounge set up,eyebrow and sagging cheeks controls.It carries a IK/FK leg and arm set up.The spine is built in Fk.
When i start most of my rigs, i like to draw out the joint placement.
that way i can see what works or what does not.
Old man facial Rig setup from juan carlos leon on Vimeo.