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Rigging for Games

An 8-week course focused on developing game-ready rigs in Maya

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Autodesk Maya
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of rigging and scripting will help but is not necessary; basic knowledge of Maya is expected.
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Autodesk Maya
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of rigging and scripting will help but is not necessary; basic knowledge of Maya is expected.
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Autodesk Maya
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of rigging and scripting will help but is not necessary; basic knowledge of Maya is expected.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Intro to Rigging

The differences between joints and transforms | Constraints and vector math | ikSCSolver vs ikRPSolver | Controller creation, explanation about shape nodes

Week 2 | Component Rigging 1: Legs

Simple ik leg setup | Reverse foot chain | Advanced footroll mechanics | No-flip ik | Discuss hind leg setup (creatures)

Week 3 | Component Rigging 2: Arms

ik & fk arm | Blending + discuss space switching | Fingers | Clavicle setup

Week 4 | Component Rigging 3: Spine & Head

Ribbon spine vs spline ik | Simple head | Local to global manipulation | Discuss squash & stretch

Week 5 | Rig Clean-up & Additional Helper Joints

Connecting components together | Creating roll-joints for arms and legs | Helper joints | Colors and naming

Week 6 | Clean Skeleton for Engine Integration

Segment scale compensation & scale | Rig component skeleton vs clean export skeleton | Python scripting + discuss how to automate the rigging process

Week 7 | Skinning

Maya skin bind options | Weight painting | Using skinning tools

Week 8 | Final Steps: Debugging and Reverse Engineering a Rig

With the knowledge learned from this course, see if students know how a rig works when looking at the connections | Understanding why a problem might exist and how to solve or prevent it | Finalizing rig

Rigging for Games
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Bringing out the best in talent

Sean Hewitt has been working in the film and game industry for over 15 years. He's worked with companies like Disney, Wargaming, Microsoft and more creating animation rigs for characters, vehicles and weapons for titles such at World of Tanks and Halo. He current works at the co-development studio Certain Affinity which helps to develop multiple AAA titles.

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Perry is extremely well advanced in the material he covers throughout his course, and very helpful in resolving any student issues via feedback. I highly recommend his course.

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The course really helped improve my technical knowledge of rigging. It further solidified my understanding of why certain things work rather than just showing how to do it.

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The course was a pretty big part in updating my skills to allow me to get in the door for a few interviews so far for rigging.

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