Jan 5, 2008

Monkey

No AB review yet.
- you can find out more about it here

Alfred

No AB review yet.
- you can find out more about it here

Lowman (simple and with facial rig)

No AB review yet, but recommended for reels due to tweakability of rig
- find out more about it here, which is the site for LowMan with the facial setup by Kate Attwooll, and here.

The original LowMan used to be found @ Lichiman. On that site you will also find tips on how to install LowMan, as well as a LowNinja by Dan Burgess and a script that mirrors any pose on LowMan.

Animator Rodri Torres has two tweaked versions ready on his site, LowSkater and LowHero.

Frank Character

No AB review yet.
- you can find out more about it here

Generi

No AB review yet. Even though it's a well built rig, I wouldn't recommend using it for demo reels, because the rig is associated with "student" level work.
- you can find out more about it here

Submit a Rig

Do you have a rig you want to add to Animation Buffet?

It can be an original rig, or a modification of an existing rig, add-ons for characters like wigs, props or a set for the character to interact with, etc. etc.

Send me an email with the link to the file or page which hosts the file and a description of what it is. If it is your own file and you have no host, let me know and I can host it (this method is not preferred due to limited storage space).

Thanks for stopping by!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Animation Buffet?

- Well, have you ever spent countless of hours trying to find free animation rigs? Would you prefer to spend that time animating? I know I do.
There are many artists who offer their rigs for free online, or sites which list rigs that are currently available, but it's all spread out across the web and time consuming to find and to go through. You need a hub which combines all those lists. That's what I would like Animation Buffet to be.

I also want to do a quick review of the rigs, so I can point out the pros and cons to any possible student (or professional animator) who might want to use them.

Are all these rigs free?

- Yes. At least that's the main goal. If you get free rigs that come with a CD/DVD purchase (for instance bundled with a book), I'll list them as well, even though they are technically not free. ;)

What software is needed for those rigs?

- Mainly Maya for now.

Contact Me

Any comments and suggestions are welcome!

If links are broken, credits are missing, questions not answered in the F.A.Q., anything at all, please let me know so I can fix it.

Use "Animation Buffet" as your subject line and write to animate (at) jeandenis.net.

Cheers and thanks for stopping by!