Friday, 29 April 2016

Eleven Rig!

One of the most popular rigs used by our students, often for entry into the monthly Eleven Second Club Competition is the Eleven Rig, available for free download at the Resources page of the club.

"Eleven" is a great little rig and perfect for getting a really nice character performances. It's good for lipsync, body poses, and facial expressions. It's also relatively easy to learn and reasonably logical in its setup.

Eleven does, however, have a few quirks. So, what are they and how can we solve them?

Eleven's eye looks weird - how can I fix it?
One of our students, Steve Woodhouse, has done a quick photoshop solution of a common problem with the eleven rig eye when imported into a scene.
1) select the eye geometry
2) select normals in the toolbar
3) Select 'reverse normals'.

What is the license for this rig?
Eleven is an open source rig, so you are "allowed to do everything you want with it, which includes any change to the rig, or its appearance, porting it to other software packs, and using it for commercial work".

However you must credit its creators, and they also ask that you don't use it for anything pornographic or offensive. Which is just good common sense, really.

How do you fix the "black eye problem" the rig has in Maya 2015?
Select the black eye and toggle "Lighting>Two-sided Lighting"

Is there a video on how to use Eleven?
There is. To watch a video on how to use Eleven, see below:




More information
For more information on the Eleven Rig, check out the Eleven Rig Blog, which answers plenty of questions about this excellent rig.

To find out more about Animation Apprentice, click here for a link to Frequently Asked Questions. To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link

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