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Maya® Professional Tips and Techniques by Lee Lanier

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Chapter 5. Character Rigging

CHARACTER RIGGING IS like fine wine—it is an acquired taste. For many animators, it presents a considerable headache. The steps are often long and convoluted. If you skip a step or apply a step in the wrong order, you must sometimes re-do your work. Nevertheless, once you master the basics, many powerful approaches become available to you. This chapter touches on a few unique tips and techniques for dealing with various aspects of the rigging process. While it won't cover everything there is to know about rigging, it will hopefully give you some clever workarounds should you ever get stuck.

This chapter's topics are organized into the following techniques:

  • Resetting Bind Poses with dagPose

  • Creating a Poor Man's Foot and ...

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