I spent the last two or so months preparing a tutorial series about Rigify. If you struggle with rigging I think you’ll have a lot of fun with it. Rigify is a free addon that’s part of Blender and it basically automates the rigging process. It’s very powerful.
It can be hard to get started with but once you are up and running you’ll be rigging any character with ease.
Here are some characters we’ll be rigging together:
(note: the dragon and two-headed ogre are from advanced chapters that are not ready yet. But it’s perfectly feasible to create rigs like that)
Based on the questions I see on Blender artists, reddit, stack exchange etc it seems like people have two main problems with Rigify:
- I get an error and it makes no sense.
- I want to add more functionality to the meta-rigs but I don’t know how.
With this series, I try to tackle both issues. So by the end you’ll be able to build any custom rig you desire. And you’ll know how to handle errors when they arise.
This is a video course but I also write articles for each chapter for those who like to read
Check out both if you can, as they complement each other.
UPDATE The series is now complete. Here is the full playlist
If you have any questions let me know! I’ll try to help or create more videos that solve those problems.