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Section: II Character Rigging

Section II: Character Rigging

Now that your model is finished, you could animate it by animating its vertices, but animation goes much more quickly and easily if you first give your character a set of controls, known as a rig. A rig can be likened to the strings on a marionette, or wires inside a clay model—but 3D rigs are much more robust and complex than these physical counterparts.

Although it takes time to set up, a well-constructed rig makes the animation process much faster and easier.



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