davejkane

2 answers · asked · Lesson: Multiball Rig Demo · Course: Blender Animation Bootcamp

Is there a tutorial/course on how to make a rig like this?

I think this multiball rig is really cool, and I really want to learn the rigging part of animation too. Is there anywhere I can learn this?

  • crew

    Hi Dave.  Thanks, it's yours to do with what you please.

    There isn't any tutorials on this exact thing, but a lot of the same rig structure is shown in the Rig and animate a Treasure Chest course.

    We will have more rigging content coming later in the year, but for now you can do some reverse engineering to figure more things out.

    There are 3 main things to look at when trying to figure out how a rig works.

    -Parenting (what is connected to what)

    -Constraints (what constraints and what order)

    -Drivers (mostly these are really just switches to turn constraints on and off)


    You can try to pull it apart and then put it back together again....you might end up with left over bits, but that's part of the fun.

    • Thanks for the answer, I will definitely check out the rig and animate a treasure chest course once I'm done with this one.

      I look forward to the rigging content coming later (and hope in includes for face rigging for dialogue animations!).