FINE 3830: Character Rigging & Animation II



A studio course focused on mastery of skills for rigging and animating digital 3D characters. Students explore the processes/techniques of animation rigging and its relationship to animating character performances.


  • Construct workable rigs and user interfaces
  • Work with constraints and hierarchies
  • Effectively apply deformers
  • Develop processes of skinning and painting weights
  • Utilize influence objects
  • Perfect character animation skills


  • Acquire a basic understanding of rigging principles
  • Develop expressive facial animation rigging techniques


  • Be confident in being able to animate a character to a production level quality
  • PROBLEM SOLVE and willingly accept downfalls, re-do’s, and malfunctions