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Intro to Rigging

A 10-week course for developing fundamental rigging skills that are commonly used in the visual effects industry

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 Weeks
Materials:
Maya or 3D equivalent program
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of 3D software program and scripting
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 Weeks
Materials:
Maya or 3D equivalent program
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of 3D software program and scripting
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 Weeks
Materials:
Maya or 3D equivalent program
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of 3D software program and scripting
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
Course Trailer
Instructor Trailer
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Fundamentals of Rigging and Modeling

Welcome to Introduction to Rigging | What is Rigging? | Naming convention | Maya modeling tools | Joints, joint orientation

Week 2 | Fundamentals of Rigging Part 1

Matrices | Under Maya’s hood | Maya rigging tools

Week 3 | Fundamentals of Rigging Part 2

Node editor | Connection editor | Constraints | Expressions

Week 4 | Fundamentals of Rigging Part 3

IK Spline handle, part 1 | Deformers

Week 5 | Body Rigging: Torso

Preparing our custom rigging shelf | Anatomy of the torso | Biped skeleton | IK Handle Spline, part 2 | Rigging the torso

Week 6 | Body Rigging: Neck and Head

What is a space switch? | Coding a custom space switch script | Anatomy of the neck and head | Rigging the neck and head

Week 7 | Body Rigging: Arms, Hands, and Fingers

Blending chains setup | Coding a custom blending chains tool | Anatomy of the arms, hands, and fingers | Rigging the arms, hands, and fingers

Week 8 | Body Rigging: Legs and Feet

Anatomy of the legs and feet | Reverse foot setup | Rigging the legs and feet | Finalize the modules

Week 9 | Skinning Time

Skeleton: assemble the whole rig | What is the skinning? | Skinning tools

Week 10 | Fundamentals of Ncloth and Rigids

What is nCloth? | Basics of nCloth | Flag sim rig | Adding details with nCloth and rigids

Intro to Rigging
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Unleashing your creativity.

Born in Palermo, Italy, Fabio Siino has always been an enthusiast about videogames and films. He discovered the magic world of computer graphic and he dreamt to build his career in it. He started to study modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting but he decided later to focus mainly on Rigging.

He attended many workshops about Body rigging, Facial Rigging, Anatomy, Python, Mel and C++ Maya plugin development.

On March 2014, he joined MPC London as a Rigging TD to work on Disney’s The Jungle Book. While at MPC, he also worked on Batman V Superman, Monster Trucks, Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 and 2, Spectre, Night At the Museum 3 and American Sniper building rigging setups, muscle systems and working on environment dynamics.

On February 2016 he joined Industrial Light & Magic as a Creature TD. His latest credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2, Doctor Strange, Life, Transformers: The Last Knight, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom.

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Michelle Wahbeh

He is a great teacher! We know he was busy with his job but even though he had other commitments, he always answered our questions and helped us find solutions.

Tim Thurmeier

I definitely have a solid foundation for rigging that I can build upon whereas prior to this I had only a passing understanding of it. Feel more confident but know there’s still a ton to learn.

Matt Dragovits

Rigging was always a weakness for me, since I knew very little about it. This course has helped a great deal in that regard.

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Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Intro to Rigging
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