Learning Rigging

Hi guys, I just need some advice as to which Blender book or DVD offers the most in-depth training in rigging characters. I can already make armatures for characters, but I really want to learn the best procedure for IK solvers and constraints etc.

i think introducing character animation with blender will fit your needs

ManCandy’s great, although it requires a certain starting level of 1. rigging philosophy, and 2. Blender tools philosophy. In other words, it covers a lot of basics, but also covers a lot of high-end complex stuff.

There’s also Nathan Vegdahl’s Buck Bunny tutorial, an excellent starting point to Blender’s rigging basics. http://www.vimeo.com/1184944

All of the rigging tutorials and information I am aware of can be found in my signature. Hope that helps :slight_smile:

If you can access YouTube, try this. WardXXX goes the whole route through creating, texturing, rigging and animating a mesh. Lots of good tips and a rapid workflow.