Saturday, 7 February 2015

Kayla Rig by Josh Sobel Available for $12!

Kayla Rig by Josh Sobel
OK, Kayla isn't free, but who can argue with $12 for a nice, fully functioning Maya rig? Kayla is sweet and charming and could be just the ticket for any student looking for an attractive rig for animating a young or pre-teen girl. Kayla even has an aging function so you can scale her older or younger according to the context of your shot.

Kayla has a useful smooth/unsmooth slider which allows you to toggle between hi rez (suitable for final render) and low rez, which is more likely to give you real-time playback in your Maya viewport. You can find the slider on the cog-shaped icon located just next to Kayla's toes.

How does Kayla work?
To see a video explaining how she works and where to find her, follow this link.   Or better yet just watch the video below.

Kayla Rig Launch Promo from Josh Sobel on Vimeo.

Kayla and Arnold
Another useful feature of the Kayla rig is that her shaders will render well with Arnold.

Ageing Kayla 
One great feature of Kayla is that you can age her, making her older or younger according to the needs of the shot.

For more information on building a career in the animation and visual effects business, read our post on how to find a job in the animation industry, and check out our post about what not to do at a job interview. Also see our post on starting your own small animation business, learn how to create an invoice, and see how we are helping our students find work through our film co-operative Nano Films.  Download the free Escape Studios Careers in VFX Handbook. Take a look at how can help you find a job, and read our piece about how to survive as a freelance animator. Also, find out what Cinesite look for in a student's demo reel, and read our post on setting up your own animation business.

1 comment:

  1. can we use it for commercial uses,, or can we make it mascot for our projects?