Humane Rigging (download)

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By Nathan Vegdahl

Humane Rigging is a very popular training DVD/download in the Blender Open Movie
Workshop series.

With approximately 6 hours of information-packed video, Nathan\’s
friendly and humorous style of teaching will provide viewers with a
solid education in designing and building user-friendly rigs in
Blender 2.6. The viewer will come away not with mere step-by-step
knowledge of how to build specific rigs, but rather will gain a solid
conceptual background in Blender rigging tools and how to exploit
them to build and design their own rigs. Emphasis is placed on
designing rigs that are friendly for animators.

Rig deformations are touched on enough to get by, but are not covered
deeply. They will be covered in-depth in future training material.
The focus of this DVD is rig controls.

  • Approximately 6 hours of videos
  • Uses Blender 2.6x
  • Licensed as Creative Commons 3 Attribution

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DVD Contents:

  • All of the blend files, before and after rigging.


  • Philosophy of Rigging
  • Brief overview of Blender rigging tools

Chapter 1, 2D Bouncy Ball:

  • Axis locking
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Introduction to constraints
  • Introduction to drivers
  • Armatures
  • Custom bone shapes

Chapter 2, Mr. Squeegee Feet:

  • Rigging in parts
  • Rigging for requirements
  • Inverse Kinematics
  • Control alignment
  • Organizing with armature layers
  • Simple IK legs
  • Simple feet
  • Eye balls
  • Root bone

Chapter 3, 3D Bouncy Ball:

  • 3D rotation concepts
  • Axis-angle rotations
  • Euler rotations
  • Quaternion rotations
  • Drivers types
  • Custom bone shapes in false places
  • Constraint spaces

Chapter 4, Mr. Hotdog:

  • Action constraints
  • Advanced constraint usage
  • Advanced inverse kinematics
  • IK/FK switch
  • Switchable parent-child relationships
  • Isolating control rotation
  • Custom properties
  • Modifier basics
  • Armature deform basics
  • Advanced control alignment
  • Building your own custom bone shapes
  • Spine precursor
  • Eye ball improvements
  • IK/FK arm
  • Fingers

Chapter 5, Mr. Biped:

  • Advanced spine rig
  • Head/neck rig
  • Foot roll
  • Palm curl
  • Improved finger rig
  • Shoulders
  • Bone groups / Control coloration

Chapter 6, Character Linking:

  • Library linking
  • Object groups
  • Blender proxy system
  • Setting up rigs to be used in multiple scenes