Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Jin and Joe - Two New Free Rigs for Maya Animators!

Jin and Joe - free rigs!
One of the most positive developments in recent years for students studying animation in Maya has been the proliferation of new, free rigs for student use. Recently two two rigs were released for general use - Jin and Joe, from We haven't road-tested them yet but they look cool, and we're excited to see what our students can do with these two new additions to the growing bank of material for students to learn and study animation. You can find Jin and Joe here.

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