An Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging with DVD

3e0eb7f9 e4bf 47df b7d8 e8747f2b699e

Buy from amazon

Cheryl Cabrera


Published at:
Jan 28, 2008

Focal Press

Visual Arts

Not reviewed yet

None (be one!)

Discover the concepts and techniques required to rig engaging CG character models with Maya in this unique book and DVD package. The stunning color images show just what you can achieve, and the detailed step-by-step tutorials show exactly how to achieve them. Every technique and tip is backed up with practical tutorials, using the models, student work and tutorial assets on the companion DVD to offer a crash course in this vital skill. With Cheryl Cabrera you’ll learn about: Designing your first Biped Character; Creating your first Biped Character - Modeling Basics, Biped Character Facial Expressions, Texturing Basics; Skeleton setup for a Biped Character Joint Placement; Control Rig setup for a Biped Character - IK and FK; Wrapping up the setup; Skinning your Character

  • Use simple NURBS and polygon modeling in Maya for greater flexibility in your workflow
  • Create control rig setups for a biped character - both IK and FK
  • Put your new skills to work with the models and tutorial assets on the free DVD!


This book hasn't been reviewed yet. Be the first!

Write a Review

Suggest Edits

Last edited Nov 13, 2011 at 07:49

Are your the owner of this book? Let us know to be able to update it, and reply to reviews, and other benefits.