MODO Rigging

The Foundry posted an interview along with a video where I was given the opportunity to share my thoughts and excitement about the rigging and animation features in MODO 701.

To learn the rigging workflow in MODO, I worked on a simple cartoon truck that I gave myself a list of requirements that I wanted in a rig. One of the main requirements of the rig was that the vehicle needed to drive itself. In the example shown in the video, all animation is automated and there are ZERO keyframes. I also added user channels to customize the animation. Some of the options include tire shape, whether the tire compresses on the ground or not, and a slew of fun options for tire and chassis placement. Check out the video to see the rig in action and many other examples of rigging in MODO.

Follow the discussions on some of my rigging threads over on the MODO forums by following the links below.

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Cartoon Truck Rig

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Toon Gator Rig

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 Character Picker

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OoO Character Rig