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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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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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If you are familiar with facial rigging using blendshapes, you definitely know how tedious is creating combos (corrected shapes) for the rig, and the most painful is to do edits for these shapes. Because of that I wrote easyCombo script.

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