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New Rig: Günter

New Rig: Günter

Günter is a brand new rig created by Long Winter Studios. This rig is super Animator Friendly and really appealing! I was able to play around with him and started doing a test…tons of fun! He has simple and clear controls to help you get the best out of your animations. He is being offered directly on the Long Winter Studios site and over on Creative Crash. I’ve used a facial setup up very similar in feature film and really fell in love with it. While this Facial setup is totally custom, it really brings the quality of the rig to a high level and with only help in animators communicating their ideas clearly and will great appeal. Check out the quick AnimTest and the Facial Demo below.

Gunter Animation Reel from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

Gunter Rig Reel from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

This rig has more than enough to create anything from the most cartoony animation to the most sobering. I particularly am digging the easy Sliders on the face that help you get your mouth shapes quickly and easily.

 Günter’s features include:
-Advanced IK Spine
-Ik/Fk Switching on arms/legs (locational snapping)
-Ik/Fk fingers
-Arm/Leg benders
-Stretchy everything!
-Lip Seal
-Eye Scalers
-Hand/Leg Scalers
-Squash and stretch on all major facial features
-Eye lids follow eyes slider

and tons of other great features!

Have a look and head on over to get it!

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Animation Tools Update: Graph Editor Redux 1.7.5

Animation Tools Update: Graph Editor Redux 1.7.5

This is an update to a previous post on the Graph Editor Redux tool. The owner has released an update plugin for both Maya 2011 and 2012. Have a look over on Creative Crash. It is a great tool and now available for current versions!

He has also released a new version of Digital Pose Test and you can get it there as well and a tutorial at the bottom.

DPT Tutorial 1 from cgjedi on Vimeo.

Have a look

More Animation Tools

More Animation Tools

Hey Guys

I’ve been meaning to post this one for a little bit but..I’ve been testing it out and have really enjoyed using it. This tool is a modification to the graph editor within Maya. It’s called the Graph Editor Redux version 1.2.0 plugin for maya. It looks to have been developed by Ron Bublitz and he posted it on Creative Crash formerly Highend 3D. The plugin puts together alot of the animation tools that are out there all in one into the graph editor. It seems pretty handy and I do enjoy it. There is a tweener and autoTanget among others. It comes with a PDF explaining each button which is pretty handy. There are a few bugs on it that you can see in the reviews section and you can post comments and reviews on Creative Crash. One suggestion is to make it for 2009 and 2010 because for now it is only for 8.5 and 2008. So I look forward to the update.


So check it out, mess around and enjoy.