CG Cookie Flex Rig [retired] free

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Hi there! 👋 We've sunsetted production on the CG Cookie Flex Rig.

While we no longer support the rig, you can download it if it works for you and your projects.

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Flex Rig is a versatile rig and character generator for learning animation in Blender

We are proud to present the CG Cookie Flex Rig, available for download under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Designed as a Community Character Animation Resource The goal of the Flex Rig is to provide a single, consistent resource for artists to learn character animation in Blender. The Cookie Flex Rig was created by Nathan Vegdahl, Beorn Leonard, and Jonathan Williamson, based on an initial design by David Revoy.

The rig is designed for maximum flexibility, with numerous controls for body shape, facial features and a small library of clothing and hairstyles. It’s intended to provide a great resource for learning and testing character animation in Blender.

F.A.Q on the Rig

  Q: May I use the rig on my commercial project?

A: Absolutely! Since it’s licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 you may use the rig for anything you wish, anyway you wish, so long as you attribut CG Cookie, Inc.

Q: How many characters may be created with this rig?

A: You can create an unlimited number of characters! Characters are created with a multitude of different sliders and variations, allowing you to create thousands of different characters.

Q: The rig doesn't appear to work. What's going on? 

A: The rig needs a script in order to work properly. It's included with the file and called "". Run that using the text editor and it should work as normal.

Q: I have some technical questions regarding the rig…where can I send these?
A: Technical questions can be sent to We will do our best to answer any questions that we can.

Change log: 1.2.1 – Updated eye targeting to work with current releases of Blender 1.2.2 – Fixed bug when animating the afro shader

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