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3D Character Rigging in Blender

By : Jaime Kelly
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3D Character Rigging in Blender

By: Jaime Kelly

Overview of this book

In the intricate world of 3D character rigging with Blender, aspiring artists often find themselves grappling with the daunting challenge of achieving results akin to seasoned professionals. This book is your guide to overcoming that very challenge, providing you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in this complex art form. As you embark on this creative journey, this book will guide you through a carefully crafted flow. Beginning with the basics, the first part of the book will teach you how to add structure to an empty canvas and master the art of weight painting in Blender. You'll delve into the intricacies of rigging humanoid characters, gain a deep understanding of the essential buttons and techniques, and discover invaluable success-boosting tips. Starting with simple mesh deformation using a single bone, you'll progress steadily toward the mastery of fully rigging a human character, all while comprehending the reasons behind each step in the process. Furthermore, the book leaves you with a selection of advanced techniques, fully explained, paving the way for a natural progression in your artistic journey and allowing you to continuously refine and enhance your skills. By the end of the book, you'll excel at crafting character rigs, seamlessly meeting professional pipeline demands in diverse teams and studios.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Part 1: An Introduction
4
Part 2: Rigging
8
Part 3: Advanced Techniques

To get the most out of this book

You will need to install Blender. The exercises in this book are composed with Blender 3.2 in mind. Blender is easily downloadable from the official Blender website at https://www.blender.org/ and is supported by all major platforms.

You will also need to download the resources provided: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/3D-Character-Rigging-in-Blender.

Software/hardware covered in the book

Operating system requirements

Blender

Windows, macOS, or Linux

Screenshots are included throughout this book, some of them with small UI elements. While all important areas are marked and annotated, reading a digital copy to zoom in on the images might help.