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Bones (in green) used to pose a hand. In practice, the bones themselves are often hidden and replaced by more user-friendly objects. In this example from the open source project Blender, these handles (in blue) have been scaled down to bend the fingers. The bones are still controlling the deformation, but the animator only sees the handles.
By © copyright Blender Foundation / www.sintel.org, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12857993

Background: 3D rigging is the process of creating a skeleton for a 3D model so it can move. Most commonly, characters are rigged before they are animated because if a character model doesn’t have a rig, they can’t be deformed and moved around. They are stuck in whichever pose the modeler decided to put them in. The rigging process can become very technical and seem overwhelming at times, but after a little practice you’ll be creating great rigs in no time.

3D Rigging

Series Title Date Presenter Min
'Daydreamer' Production Pipeline Volume 2: Rigging 'Daydreamer' Production Pipeline Volume 2: Rigging 8/8/2015 Mark Masters 87
'Infiltrator' Production Pipeline Volume 3: Rigging 'Infiltrator' Production Pipeline Volume 3: Rigging 8/4/2010 Delano Athias 255
Accelerating the Character Rigging Process in Maya Accelerating the Character Rigging Process in Maya 5/15/2015 Eric Kunzendorf 271
Accelerating the Face-rigging Process in Maya Accelerating the Face-rigging Process in Maya 6/17/2015 Eric Kunzendorf 272
Adding Keyframe Animation to Motion Capture in Maya Adding Keyframe Animation to Motion Capture in Maya 10/6/2014 Ron Friedman 125
Advanced Car Rigging in 3ds Max Advanced Car Rigging in 3ds Max 12/1/2011 Stewart Jones 168
Advanced Character Rigging in 3ds Max Advanced Character Rigging in 3ds Max 4/29/2013 Delano Athias 605
Advanced Character Rigging in Maya Advanced Character Rigging in Maya 1/1/2013 Delano Athias 569
Advanced HumanIK Workflows in Maya Advanced HumanIK Workflows in Maya 2/1/2012 Annick Harmel-Tourneur 85
Beginner's Guide to Rigging in 3ds Max Beginner's Guide to Rigging in 3ds Max 4/4/2011 Delano Athias 45
Beginner's Guide to Rigging in CINEMA 4D Beginner's Guide to Rigging in CINEMA 4D 4/1/2012 Delano Athias 58
Beginner's Guide to Rigging in Maya Beginner's Guide to Rigging in Maya 3/1/2011 Delano Athias 49
Beginner's Guide to Rigging in Softimage Beginner's Guide to Rigging in Softimage 4/4/2011 Delano Athias 39
Blend Shape-based Facial Rigging in Maya Blend Shape-based Facial Rigging in Maya 10/30/2014 Delano Athias 302
Cartoon Character Rigging in Maya Cartoon Character Rigging in Maya 10/22/2007 Delano Athias 626
CG101: Rigging CG101: Rigging 4/16/2012 Papa Georgio 14
Character Capturing Using Proximity in Houdini Character Capturing Using Proximity in Houdini 8/4/2009 Sunder Iyer 62
Character Capturing with Capture Regions in Houdini Character Capturing with Capture Regions in Houdini 8/4/2009 Sunder Iyer 52
Character Control Rig Setup in Houdini Character Control Rig Setup in Houdini 8/4/2009 Sunder Iyer 132
Character Enveloping in Softimage Character Enveloping in Softimage 6/30/2009 Kyle Green 70
Character Rigging for Production in 3ds Max Character Rigging for Production in 3ds Max 6/1/2010 Delano Athias 589
Character Rigging for Production in Maya Character Rigging for Production in Maya 6/1/2010 Delano Athias 577
Character Rigging in Softimage Character Rigging in Softimage 6/30/2009 Kyle Green 124
Character Setup in Maya Character Setup in Maya 4/19/2006 Papa Georgio 199
Character Setup in XSI Character Setup in XSI 8/22/2008 Delano Athias 451
Character Skeleton Building in Houdini Character Skeleton Building in Houdini 8/4/2009 Sunder Iyer 54
Controlling Your Fractures in Houdini Controlling Your Fractures in Houdini 4/1/2013 Jean-Michel Bihorel 149
Creating a Flexible Lip Syncing Rig in CINEMA 4D Creating a Flexible Lip Syncing Rig in CINEMA 4D 7/29/2013 Can Erduman 134
Creating Advanced Character Rigs in Harmony Creating Advanced Character Rigs in Harmony 7/3/2015 Stephen Sloan 91
Creating and Rigging a Low Poly Robot in 3ds Max and Photoshop Creating and Rigging a Low Poly Robot in 3ds Max and Photoshop 7/1/2013 Valentin Yovchev 490
Creating Custom Muscles in Maya Creating Custom Muscles in Maya 12/1/2012 Delano Athias 245
Creating Fast Rigs with the Character Object in CINEMA 4D Creating Fast Rigs with the Character Object in CINEMA 4D 5/1/2012 Delano Athias 123
Creating Morph Targets for Facial Animation in 3ds Max and ZBrush Creating Morph Targets for Facial Animation in 3ds Max and ZBrush 10/21/2013 Dani Garcia 119
Creating Run Cycles in 3ds Max Creating Run Cycles in 3ds Max 3/18/2013 Delano Athias 126
Creating Run Cycles in CINEMA 4D Creating Run Cycles in CINEMA 4D 4/13/2013 Delano Athias 141
Creature Rigging in Maya: Insects Creature Rigging in Maya: Insects 7/25/2008 Delano Athias 370
Curve-based Facial Rigging in Maya Curve-based Facial Rigging in Maya 8/4/2010 Delano Athias 350
Designing a Jiggle System for Animation in Maya Designing a Jiggle System for Animation in Maya 1/8/2015 Delano Athias 106
Designing Controls with Deformation Feedback in Maya Designing Controls with Deformation Feedback in Maya 12/19/2014 Delano Athias 133
Enhanced IK Animal Rigging in Maya Enhanced IK Animal Rigging in Maya 8/2/2011 Farley Chery 587
Enhancing Rigs with Maya Muscle Enhancing Rigs with Maya Muscle 12/1/2011 Delano Athias 203
Enhancing Your Rigs with Driven Keys in Maya Enhancing Your Rigs with Driven Keys in Maya 7/1/2013 Delano Athias 115
Exploring Different Smoke Types in 3ds Max and FumeFX Exploring Different Smoke Types in 3ds Max and FumeFX 5/13/2013 Haji Gadirov 103
Facial Rigging for Games in 3ds Max Facial Rigging for Games in 3ds Max 11/18/2013 Delano Athias 195
Facial Rigging in 3ds Max Facial Rigging in 3ds Max 9/2/2011 Delano Athias 365
Facial Rigging in CINEMA 4D Facial Rigging in CINEMA 4D 9/1/2012 Delano Athias 250
Facial Rigging in Maya 7 Facial Rigging in Maya 7 7/10/2006 Delano Athias 289
Facial Rigging in Softimage Facial Rigging in Softimage 10/1/2012 Delano Athias 238
Getting Started with Auto Rigs in Houdini Getting Started with Auto Rigs in Houdini 10/15/2009 Sunder Iyer 57
Getting Started with Digital Assets in Houdini Getting Started with Digital Assets in Houdini 8/4/2009 Sunder Iyer 69
Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 6: Hero Character Rigging and Animation Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 6: Hero Character Rigging and Animation 3/20/2014 Delano Athias 210
Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 7: Boss Character Rigging and Animation Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 7: Boss Character Rigging and Animation 3/21/2014 Delano Athias 354
Introduction to Character Development Kit in XSI Introduction to Character Development Kit in XSI 3/6/2008 Sunder Iyer 251
Introduction to Character Rigging in 3ds Max Introduction to Character Rigging in 3ds Max 6/1/2010 Delano Athias 303
Introduction to Character Rigging in CINEMA 4D Introduction to Character Rigging in CINEMA 4D 7/2/2011 Delano Athias 148
Introduction to Character Rigging in Maya Introduction to Character Rigging in Maya 11/25/2013 Delano Athias 260
Introduction to Character Rigging in Maya 2011 Introduction to Character Rigging in Maya 2011 6/1/2010 Delano Athias 167
Introduction to Character Rigging in Softimage Introduction to Character Rigging in Softimage 8/4/2010 Delano Athias 216
Introduction to Maya Muscle Introduction to Maya Muscle 2/6/2008 Sunder Iyer 205
Introduction to Rigging in 3ds Max Introduction to Rigging in 3ds Max 1/7/2013 Delano Athias 247
Introduction to Rigging in 3ds Max 2009 Introduction to Rigging in 3ds Max 2009 10/16/2008 Delano Athias 241
Introduction to Rigging in Blender Introduction to Rigging in Blender 9/7/2015 Mark Masters 146
Introduction to Rigging in Houdini Introduction to Rigging in Houdini 8/4/2009 Sunder Iyer 74
Introduction to Rigging in Maya Introduction to Rigging in Maya 6/28/2014 Delano Athias 165
Introduction to Rigging in Maya 2008 Introduction to Rigging in Maya 2008 1/21/2008 Delano Athias 382
Introduction to Rigging in Maya 2013 Introduction to Rigging in Maya 2013 11/1/2012 Delano Athias 275
Introduction to Rigging in MODO Introduction to Rigging in MODO 10/8/2014 Delano Athias 133
Introduction to Rigging in Softimage Introduction to Rigging in Softimage 7/8/2013 Delano Athias 118
Introduction to Rigging in XSI Introduction to Rigging in XSI 2/27/2008 Delano Athias 416
Joint-based Facial Rigging in Maya Joint-based Facial Rigging in Maya 5/20/2013 Tim Callaway 206
Maya Rigging Reference Library: Constrain Maya Rigging Reference Library: Constrain 2/1/2012 Delano Athias 125
Maya Rigging Reference Library: Deformers Maya Rigging Reference Library: Deformers 10/3/2011 Delano Athias 171
Maya Rigging Reference Library: Skeleton Menu Maya Rigging Reference Library: Skeleton Menu 7/2/2011 Delano Athias 64
Maya to MotionBuilder Integration Maya to MotionBuilder Integration 9/2/2011 Delano Athias 55
Modeling and Rigging a Cartoon Shark in 3ds Max Modeling and Rigging a Cartoon Shark in 3ds Max 10/3/2011 Stewart Jones 159
Modeling and Rigging a Hydraulic Crane in 3ds Max Modeling and Rigging a Hydraulic Crane in 3ds Max 11/11/2013 Giuseppe Candido 395
Motion Flow Rigging in Maya Motion Flow Rigging in Maya 6/15/2011 Farley Chery 434
Performance-Based Dynamics in Maya Performance-Based Dynamics in Maya 4/24/2014 Delano Athias 131
Procedural Rigging with Python in Maya Procedural Rigging with Python in Maya 9/23/2015 Jakub Krompolc 467
Pushing Your Character Rigs Beyond the Basics in 3ds Max Pushing Your Character Rigs Beyond the Basics in 3ds Max 5/27/2014 Delano Athias 340
Pushing Your Character Rigs Beyond the Basics in Maya Pushing Your Character Rigs Beyond the Basics in Maya 1/27/2014 Delano Athias 644
Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 1 Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 1 9/2/2013 Delano Athias 170
Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 2 Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 2 9/9/2013 Delano Athias 60
Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 3 Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 3 9/16/2013 Delano Athias 176
Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 4 Quick Start to Rigging in 3ds Max: Volume 4 9/23/2013 Delano Athias 153
Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 1 Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 1 7/22/2013 Delano Athias 174
Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 2 Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 2 7/29/2013 Delano Athias 99
Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 3 Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 3 8/5/2013 Delano Athias 186
Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 4 Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 4 8/12/2013 Delano Athias 144
Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 5 Quick Start to Rigging in Maya: Volume 5 8/19/2013 Delano Athias 40
Quick Start to Rigging in MODO: Volume 1 Quick Start to Rigging in MODO: Volume 1 9/9/2014 Delano Athias 81
Quick Start to Rigging in MODO: Volume 2 Quick Start to Rigging in MODO: Volume 2 9/14/2014 Delano Athias 59
Quick Start to Rigging in MODO: Volume 3 Quick Start to Rigging in MODO: Volume 3 9/18/2014 Delano Athias 27
Refining Character Poses Using Blend Shapes in Maya Refining Character Poses Using Blend Shapes in Maya 1/21/2013 Delano Athias 72
Retargeting Mocap to Custom Rigs in CINEMA 4D Retargeting Mocap to Custom Rigs in CINEMA 4D 4/15/2015 Delano Athias 68
Reusing Control Rigs in Maya Reusing Control Rigs in Maya 1/2/2012 Delano Athias 218
Reusing Custom Rigs with the Character Component in CINEMA 4D Reusing Custom Rigs with the Character Component in CINEMA 4D 5/1/2012 Delano Athias 146
Rigging a Car to Explode in CINEMA 4D Rigging a Car to Explode in CINEMA 4D 7/17/2015 Joshua Smith 126
Rigging a Cartoon Character in Blender Rigging a Cartoon Character in Blender 5/3/2015 Costas Frost 211
Rigging and Animating a Game Boss in 3ds Max Rigging and Animating a Game Boss in 3ds Max 10/14/2013 Delano Athias 300
Rigging Ask DTs in Maya Rigging Ask DTs in Maya 7/2/2011 Dan LeFebvre 130
Rigging Cartoon Characters in CINEMA 4D Rigging Cartoon Characters in CINEMA 4D 12/1/2011 Delano Athias 432
Rigging Cartoon Vehicles in Maya Rigging Cartoon Vehicles in Maya 12/17/2007 Delano Athias 477
Rigging Game Characters in Maya Rigging Game Characters in Maya 2/1/2011 Delano Athias 476
Rigging Hands in 3ds Max Rigging Hands in 3ds Max 2/10/2015 Delano Athias 148
Rigging Next-gen Characters in XSI Rigging Next-gen Characters in XSI 9/18/2008 Delano Athias 409
Rigging Quadrupeds in 3ds Max Rigging Quadrupeds in 3ds Max 2/11/2014 Delano Athias 307
Rigging Quadrupeds in 3ds Max 2012 Rigging Quadrupeds in 3ds Max 2012 5/1/2012 Delano Athias 306
Rigging Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D Rigging Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D 6/1/2012 Delano Athias 224
Rigging Quadrupeds in Maya 8.5 Rigging Quadrupeds in Maya 8.5 7/12/2007 Delano Athias 403
Rigging Quadrupeds in XSI Rigging Quadrupeds in XSI 3/17/2008 Delano Athias 485
Rigging Sea Creatures in Maya Rigging Sea Creatures in Maya 10/3/2011 Delano Athias 306
Rigging Tank Treads in Maya Rigging Tank Treads in Maya 8/26/2013 Delano Athias 113
Rigging the Human Face in Maya Rigging the Human Face in Maya 5/2/2011 Delano Athias 405
Rigging Tips and Tricks in Maya Rigging Tips and Tricks in Maya 12/1/2008 Delano Athias 102
Rigging Tips and Tricks in Softimage Rigging Tips and Tricks in Softimage 3/2/2009 Kyle Green, Delano Athias, Sunder Iyer 44
Rigging Wings in 3ds Max Rigging Wings in 3ds Max 3/1/2012 Delano Athias 202
Rigging Wings in CINEMA 4D Rigging Wings in CINEMA 4D 11/1/2011 Delano Athias 150
Rigging Wings in Maya Rigging Wings in Maya 6/1/2011 Delano Athias 219
Rigging Wings in Softimage Rigging Wings in Softimage 8/2/2011 Delano Athias 162
Rigging Your First Character in MODO Rigging Your First Character in MODO 6/1/2011 Delano Athias 219
Rigging Your First Character in MODO-701 Rigging Your First Character in MODO-701 12/9/2013 Kurt Jones 209
Setting up a Jiggle System for Animation in 3ds Max Setting up a Jiggle System for Animation in 3ds Max 1/10/2015 Delano Athias 23
Speed Skinning Techniques in Maya Speed Skinning Techniques in Maya 11/1/2011 Farley Chery 237
Standardizing Rigs in Maya Standardizing Rigs in Maya 3/4/2013 Delano Athias 46
Transforming Robot Production Pipeline Volume 6: Rigging Transforming Robot Production Pipeline Volume 6: Rigging 4/1/2012 Delano Athias 406
Understanding the Basics of XPresso in CINEMA 4D Understanding the Basics of XPresso in CINEMA 4D 5/6/2013 Simon Fiedler 239
Unity Mobile Game Development: Rigging and Animation Unity Mobile Game Development: Rigging and Animation 1/2/2012 Delano Athias 84
Using Cloth Simulations with a Mechanical Rig in Maya Using Cloth Simulations with a Mechanical Rig in Maya 4/13/2014 David Knight 154
Utilizing the Auto Rig and Muscle System Tools in Houdini Utilizing the Auto Rig and Muscle System Tools in Houdini 6/21/2014 Matt Skonicki 249
Utilizing the Muscle System in CINEMA 4D Utilizing the Muscle System in CINEMA 4D 7/1/2012 Delano Athias 83
Vehicle Animation Dynamics in Maya Vehicle Animation Dynamics in Maya 6/15/2011 Scott Cullen 118
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