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This article is a review about the Rigging Automation and Tools Development Class that I took at AnimSchool.com back in Fall 2013, it’s my personal experience and I would like to share it with the students who are looking to enroll in this class. So what you will read in this article is not meant to be a tutorial, it’s just a review of what you will expect at AnimSchool’s Automation Class, and I will include some hints I’ve learnt within it.

First off, I’m coming from artistic background, so I don’t have any programming experience from a university or even from a studio! Five years ago, I’ve learnt MEL scripting by myself; which was like a nightmare for me, I just used it to run several Maya functions that makes my work process a little bit faster! After that, I’ve did knew somehow that Python is much easier to learn than MEL, so I start searching for good tutorials around the net and I found that Chad Vernon; the guy who made the cvShapeInverter script!, has made some basic Python tutorials called Python Scripting for Maya Artists, I used them as my starting point in learning Python.

Then I decided to join AnimSchool’s Automation class, and I was too worry that this class will be just a waste of time, but the fact that this class completely made a big change in my career as a character technical director!

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The most flexible FREE rig!

Hello everyone! I got hundreds of emails in the past two weeks after I published about the free character rig that I’m working on it at the moment, so I created this page to answer few questions.

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Jane facial rig video has reached 10,000 views on YouTube almost in a week!! It’s being shared on many Facebook pages, and 3D websites. Thanks to all of you guys for the amazing support! :)

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Before I start talking about the advanced rigging class, I would like to talk a little bit about the first time I met Chris Pagoria during my visit to Blue Sky Studios in March. Chris was with Sabine Heller when she came to pick me up from the train station in Connecticut. I had a great first impression of Chris as a very friendly, energetic, cooperative person, and of course an amazing rigger. Chris made sure that I was happy and doing well in New York City, he sent me so many recommendations of places to visit and he took me for a tour around downtown Manhattan. During our time together, I had the pleasure to chat with him about facial rigging, and this motivated me to enroll in his facial rigging class at AnimSchool.

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