Thursday, October 27, 2011
AnimSchool has released the Maya version of its Malcolm rig!!
It's really cool that they decided to release their rig for free! I understand why a school would want to keep it exclusive to their students also though... There aren't many Feature quality rigs out there, that are free. We need to be able to show our range, and show that we can handle a certain level of work! Besides, some of us aren't as technically inclined to rig stuff ourselves.
I've played with this rig for a few minutes at work, just to see the controls etc. Its really nice!! If you go to AM, as I did, you could easily use this guy with the AM rigs. They look like they belong in the same world. Of course you may have to do some scaling, so their sizes match up... I've spent most of my time playing with Malcolm's face. I thin it has some really nice control and flexibility, for cartoony animation. There are some things I like better in the Bishop rig though... Both are really nice rigs and have their own strengths and weaknesses though.
Enjoy! I can't wait to start animating with this guy!