RIGGING

ESTEFAN

Estefan is the senior film production of BYU's Animation class of '12. I was the lead rigger on the production, and I rigged its main character, Estefan.
Some of the features I designed into the rig were bendy bones, including 'full noodle' on the legs, independent hip movement, IK/FK spine for 'salsa dancing' or 'matador-esque' movement, and squash, strech and bend on the head and hair.




Here's it is in action, a big thanks to Aaron Ludwig for animating my rig so beautifully. 


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TRAIN
This train engine is rigged in Houdini. All the motion is derivative of the rotation of the middle wheel, which will accelerate accurately to a user-defined target speed in MPH. Expressions are in Python.




HOMELESS MUTT

I modeled and rigged this dog for BYU's film Butcher'd meats. Corrective blend shapes are used to preserve volume and show anatomy.





KUBO

I modeled and rigged this little character for the experience of learning how to do a bone-driven facial rig. There are no blendshapes on this rig, only joints.