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Bag Rig

Ulysses Unzueta is a student at Animation Mentor, and was a student of mine.  He needed the bag rigged for his scene, so I helped him out.  After studying his blocked shot I decided it was best to treat the bag as though it were a spine rig.  Only thing missing is FK joint chain for the spine.  I’ll add it later.  Here is Uly’s work in the refining stage. In this shot, the bag and the rig for the bag is my contribution.  The character, Stewie, is a character from the Animation Mentor online school. You can have the…

Red, the Ball with a Tail

After reading the request of a starving animator on cgtalk.com, I present to you, free of charge: Red, the Ball with a Tail! (XSI) When you load the scene you can see the default controls; translation and rotation controls for the ball and rotation controls for the tail.  From here, you should have everything you need to make a traditional bouncing ball with a tail.  No need to do anything else!  Start animating.   However, the tail is more than meets the eye! If you haven’t already, load the xsiaddon I included in the zip file.  In there you have…