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    Free Maya Character Rigs

    Ok, bascialy im starting this thread so everyone can give character animation a try. So what i'm doing here is compiling a list of character rigs so you dont have to go searching for them. I know not many people here are into character animation, but maybe this wil get some of ya started

    www.rigging101.com

    PACKAGE MAN V1.2:
    http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...ee/rigs/pm.zip
    Help file: http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...ee/rigs/pm.pdf

    TROLL:
    http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...rigs/troll.zip

    SUPER GRAMPS:
    http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...upergramps.zip

    IK JOE V3:
    http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...gs/ikjoev3.zip
    Help file: http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...gs/ikjoev3.pdf

    IK JANE:
    http://student.vfs.com/~m07goosh/rig...igs/ikjane.zip


    http://www.3dfiggins.com
    RIG SET 6 (gattling gun; a funky missile; a missile launcher; hover ship)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig6.rar

    RIG SET 4 (Dog, like Men in Black; Praying Mantis type character)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig4.rar

    RIG SET 5 (Robotic Dragon; Boxy Panther; Spaceship type bot)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig5.rar

    RIG SET 3 (Ninja; Blobby character)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig3.rar

    RIG SET 7 (fantasy woman)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig7.rar

    RIG SET 11 (Cyborg)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig11.rar

    RIG SET 2 (Funny zombie man; Scorpian; Zombie Child)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig2.rar

    RIG SET 1 (Beetle; Walker type character)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig1.rar

    RIG SET 8 (Muscular Comic Girl)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig8.rar

    RIG SET 10 (Khanklesaur-massive disnosaur like creature)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig10.rar

    RIG SET 9 (Tahoro-Ork type character)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig9.rar

    RIG SET 12 (Mecha Girl-Same as comic girl, but with Massive guns as arms)
    http://www.3dfiggins.com/scrap/rig12.rar


    http://andrewsilke.com
    GENERI (fully animatable character-excellent facial controls and just about your normal character rig with an excellent UI. More with the help documents)
    http://andrewsilke.com/generi_rig/generi_rig_v1.1.zip

    Help files: http://andrewsilke.com/generi_rig/generi_rig.html

    http://highend3d.com
    COLLECTION OF VARIOUS RIGS Including: Devil-A fantasy dragon;Noodle-Cartoony rig; Chip-A large male; MooM-Simple but cool rig; ntMonkey-Awesome monkey rig; Fred-Basic male rig; Elvis-The name says it all(looks like elvis); Monkey-Basic monkey rig; Flour Sack-Yep, just a flour sack; Bloke-Cool little character rig; Alfred-Cool full body character rig; Lowman-Lowman base rig with blendshapes; Frank-Character with massive muscles; Primoboy-Character rig with triggers; BasicGuy-Simple yet cool character rig

    http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/


    http://www.mothermushroom.com
    PJLHOGAN General kind of rig with good controls that would work in most types of animations. Is a humanoid character.

    http://www.mothermushroom.com/images...jlHogan.v2.zip

    http://www.strutyourreel.com
    SERGIO Humanoid character with squash and stretch, and good facial controls and a bunch of other stuff. It's still in beta as i type this, and the rig is not scalable as of yet but it is still being worked on so check the forums often! ( http://www.strutyourreel.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=37 )

    http://www.strutyourreel.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2506

    http://www.andersfray.com/
    CHIP Chip is a free character rig for for Maya 7 and above. Feel free to animate and use him for whatever means, as long as it is for non-profit purposes of course. Check out the link for further details!

    http://highend3d.com/maya/downloads/...Chip-4446.html


    lizardj on 3DBuzz.com
    Teddy "a simply cartoony setup with stretchy limbs/spine and a bone-based facial rig."

    http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downlo...-Rig-4790.html

    MWarsame on 3DBuzz.com
    Stickman Inspired by 'Stickman battles' and 'Stickman on crack' I decided to model and rig him. He/She is very simple.

    Version 1.0.0 * Maya 7+ * Shape Change * Smooth Control* Scalable* IK only

    http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downlo...ption&&id=5007


    If there are any rigs you want me to add, or look up, then just say so

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    thanks Man, i'm not an animator but I use these rigs as inspiration for my own rigs. It's very helpfull. Thanks for sorting these rigs out for us, I really appreciate it.

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    Will they work for Unreal 2004?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCU
    Will they work for Unreal 2004?
    sorry, but im not familiar with game development

    you might want to do a simple animation then try exporting/importing, other than that i cant help much

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    A great collection, here are some more, my favourite one so far is alfred, he even has a smoothing option for each individual part!

    Enjoy

    http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/character_rigs/

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    Glad you like the collection

    Updated with Highend3d page!

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    umm i didnt see the pjhogan rig. its as www.mothermushroom.com in the free stuff section.

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    I know it's there but i wanted to give the credits to the writer
    so here you go
    http://lichiman.aniguild.com/
    For me this was one off the easiest to use off this collection, specially because it was easy to write mels for it. ( and a lot of people did)

    And don't forget to go to http://www.cgchar-animation.com/ and do a search there.

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    thx your a life saver

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    Updated with pjlHogan rig. All updates in the first post at the bottom of the list... incase your wondering why you cant find it down here

    Also, i just remembered the "Sergio" rig, which is StrutYourReels mascot and was riggied by Andy Seredy and is pretty cool! Still in beta mode but you may want to try it out. Updating after I post this

    Thanks jcstoner and BertMac for adding to the list and providing the lowman series rig develpoer, and hope it helps alotta peeps out!

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