2014-09-22

BabyDragon walkcycle rig breakdown


Baby Dragon walkcycle rig breakdown from Parzival Roethlein on Vimeo.

This is a personal project from early 2013.
When I saw a turntable of the dragon on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/52581835), I contacted the modeler if it would be possible for me to rig it. And since he liked the idea I did it in my spare time over a few months (there were many breaks), and after that was done a co-worker / fellow student from Filmakademie did the animation.

For the neck / spine / tail I used the curve/up-curve setup, described in an older post of mine, with one joint for each spike:
Joint chain rigging techniques

Credits:
Modeller/Surfacing: Angel Navarro angelnavarroart.com/
Character TD: Parzival Roethlein
Animator: Alexander Dietrich cargocollective.com/alexanderdietrich



Unrelated to this post, I recently updated an older post:
Maya naming conventions

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