Workshop de Rigging

Ernesto Ruiz Velasco

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ONLINE RIGGING WORKSHOP with Ernesto Ruiz Velasco. 

Date:12, 13 and 14 November, 2021.

Schedule: (Spanish time)

Friday from 04:30 p.m. to 07:30 p.m. Break from 07:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. 08:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday:  from 04:30 p.m. to 07:30 p.m. Break from 07:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. 08:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday from 04:30 p.m. to 07:30 p.m. Break from 07:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. 08:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  

Duration: 18 hours.

Price: € 170

Language: English.

Online platform: Google Meet.

Organized by: Dot School.



Character Rigging for Production

Ernesto Ruiz Velasco

Day 1



- Rig Types - Structure of a Face Rig - Structure of a Biped Rig - Topology, Anatomy and Deformation

Rigging Overview and Examples - Naming convention - Scripting and Automation (Python/cmds) - Controls, Joints, Constraints and Connections - Ribbons, Ik/Fk and other useful systems - Blendshapes - Deformers - Readers - Spaceswitches - Local Rigs

Biped Rig First Part - Main Controls - Torso - Limbs 

Day 2

Biped Rig Second Part - Hands - Arms and Legs - Feet - Neck

Skinning Overview

Simple Readers and corrective shapes

Outfit Controls and Local Rig Overview

Facial Rig Overview and Examples

Day 3

Facial Rig

- Main Structure Top/Middle/Bottom - Nose and Ears - Eyeballs, Eyelids and Eyebrows - Lips, Jaw and Cheeks - Teeth and Tongue

In Depth on Blendshape sculpting, correctives and combo shapes

Mirroring, Masking and blendshape transfer

Materials: Base Mesh Biped Control and skeleton template Skinning data Facial Controls template Bendy Ribbons Scripts

Example files for: - Ribbon, Fk/IK , Spaceswitch, Aim Rig, etc. - PSDs (Pose Space Deformation) - Aim Rig - Facial Blendshapes

Exercise Fles: - Torso - Arm - Hand - Leg - Head

*Frequent questions:

What happens if I can´t see the classes live one day?

No problem. All classes are live but will also be recorded and posted on our platform. So you can see them whenever you want throughout the duration of the course. This means that if you cannot attend your class live at the stipulated time, you will be able to see them on the platform until the end of the course. These video-classes posted on the platform can be viewed unlimitedly during the duration of the course, but they cannot be copied or downloaded. Recorded class can also be viewed for 6 mounths once the course is over.

When can I see the classes I did not attend live?

24-hour access to the virtual platform where you can consult all the information or documentation of the course, access all the classes that have already been taught or the proposed exercises. When, where and at the rate you want.

*For any question, do not hesitate to contact us at the

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