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
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