1/19/2010

Joe rig: Free download

Hi mates! I decided to put this little character free.

The body was rigged with JTD rigging tools.

DOWNLOAD

Here's an animation I did with this character, so you can see what is possible to do with Joe:)


I hope you're gonna enjoy it :)

57 comments:

Sam Ferguson said...

the files not working

Fuzz said...

What do you mean? You can't download it or you can't open it?
If you can't open the file, just try to check 'Ignore Version' in the Open Save option box.
I made it with maya 8.5.

Sam Ferguson said...

perfect!! thanks so much for the use of the rig. So is it ok to use in demo reels (crediting the rig to you obviously), thanks again, GREAT CHARACTER!!

Fuzz said...

You're welcome Sam, yep you can use it in your showreel of course.
Hope you're gonna have fun animating!

Scott McElfresh said...

Thanks Michel! I'm going to try out Joe on my next project.. he looks great.

leven said...
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leven said...

Hi Michel

Thanks for your rig i am going to create some nice animation with this.. :)

Scott McElfresh said...

Michel,

Just to be sure, but the rig has no FK rigging on the hands right? I found a switch but no controls for the hands/fingers. Let me know if I'm missing something - thanks much!

Fuzz said...

I'll check it as soon as possible, but I'm very busy these days so don't wait for a fast answer ;) I'll do my best!

BRaschko said...

Just out of curiosity, would you be planning on submitting a .ma file as well.

Or if someone else reading this could export the file as such.

The version I am using is maya 8.0, but this rig is too awesome to just pass by.

Thanks for your time!


- Raschko

Fuzz said...

Yop BRaschko.
Now the zip file includes both .mb and .ma.
This rig is working with maya 2008 and all the newest versions.

Hope you will enjoy it ;)


ps: I remind you guys that you have to check 'Ignore version' in the maya open scene option box.

J.Folk said...

Hi Fuzz
I have tried to download the new zip but on maya 2010 the left hand's fingers on FK still have the same problem and the bones don't look attached to the palm of the hand....i am doing something wrong?

Fuzz said...

Actualy, I don't have maya 2010 :s
Everything works well on my old 8.5 , so I don't know how to fix this problem... I'll try to get maya 2010!

Dave said...

This rig looks great but I'm having the same problem with the fingers not moving/rotating with the FK arm/hand controls. I'm using Maya 2008. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Ricardo E. Velásquez A. said...
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REVA said...

Hi Fuzz, thanks for the cahracter rig is awesome, I am Autodidact Animator i want use your rig to my exercises, I have a maya 8.5 but i have a problem with the fingers not moving/rotating with the FK arm/hand controls...please help me!

Fuzz said...

Hi guys, I'm sorry for this FKarms issue, I promess I will fix it soon!

(I'm using IK mostly, so I didn't realy check the FK :s)

Randall said...

Having problems with the finger as well... other than that... the rig is wonderful to work with! Thank you

Friktatum said...

Hi, I have just downloaded Joe and I'm testing it right now.
It's a very functional rig and personally I like the clean interface.

(Fingers' controls are too small :Pp)

Thanks and have a good work
^_^

Omar said...

Really great overall, but I can't seem to find any finger controls at all :/

AL Battail said...

Nice work. Many thanx.
AL Battail

Lane said...

Looks like a great fun rig. I'm also having the same trouble with the fingers. It operates as though they aren't bound, and I'm using Maya 2010 also.
Thanks for giving back to the animation community!

Fuzz said...

That is weird because it works with my maya 2009. I will try to find a friend that have maya 2010 and see what's happening. I'll do my best to fix it as soon as possible ;)

Anonymous said...

Where are the fingers rig cotrols?

George said...

I just wana say thank you! I wanted to do a pantomime acting animation with a good rig that dosent come with a mouth. This is what I wanted. Thank you for sharing this.

George
geoyu@hotmail.com

Fuzz said...

Anonymous:
Fingers controls are on the fingers: it's FK so you have a controler for each join. They may be hidden, some people told me that the finger controlers disapear when you switch to FK arm. I fixed that problem so normaly it should work... If you still can't find them, tell me and I'll see what I can do.

George:
Thanks for using the rig man, I'm glad you like it!

George said...

Hi,

With the help of your rig, I have an animation topic at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13377573/Dinev4_11sec.mp4 which you guys can track my progress and perhaps drop me some critiques or comments along the way. =D

Hosting said...

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Andrew said...

Hello there, justwanted to say thank you for the rig and also very nice test animation. very smooth.

Did you manage to get any of your old animation videos back up and running? I'm currently a student and it's good to see where people started before they got their break. Sort of gives hope to the rest of us!

Thanks again Michel

My Animation Blog said...

hello michel...
your rig is best for practise basic animation.....good work man

My Animation Blog said...

hello michel....
your rig is best for practise basic cartoon animation.....good work man.....i am going to try it....

ARTHURNAL said...

Hello Michel urbanek
I'm from Thailand . I would like to say
many thank to you becuase I use your
rig for 11 secondclub in this month and
I won .

http://www.11secondclub.com/competitions/may11/winner

Your rig is Awesome,more flexible,good appeal
,so cute but have a powerful to animating .

Thank you very much

Hope you can improve you rig for anyone
Good Luck .

Mauro Cordeiro said...

Hey Michel how r u?

I just downloaded Joe rig, but i can´t find his fingers controllers! where are them?

please email me: maurocordeirodesign@gmail.com

Thank you

Mauro Cordeiro
http://maurocordeirodesign.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Fingers problem Fix !

umer said...

check this out joe rig with fingers control

Fuzz said...

Ok sorry guys, I'm back after 5 month vacations and I just red the new posts ^^
I thaught I already fixed the fingers... Anyway, thanks for fixing this thing out, hope you will enjoy Joe rig!

Fuzz said...

Hey Arthurnal! I just watched your animation on 11secondclub and it's just great! Very cool and entertaining stuff man, you deserve to be the winner :)
Thanks a lot for using Joe.
Keep up the good work!

Umer said...

i watched your joe animation..ITS AWESOME ..!!!

how much time you spent planning it out..??

Please click on My name to check my animation... not so good (beginners)

Fuzz said...

Thanks Umer!
I don't exactly remember how much time I spent on planification. I guess I took 2 or 3 hours to animate the shot on PaP (2D animation software). At the time I created a post on 11secondclub forum to get feedback. Maybe you'll find more informations:
http://www.11secondclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=7054

I watched your animation, it's sweet ^^ I'm busy right now, I'll give you some feedback later!

Umer said...

ur very good Animator..you should participate in 11secondclub's competition

Fuzz said...

Thanks man! I already tried to participate several times but I never finished any of my animation. This month dialogue sounds cool and maybe I'll try once more ;) I have the idea and already started to setup my scene. Hope I'll make it this time ^^

Cheers

Leon animator Hodge said...

thanks this will be my closing character for my demo reel

Leon animator Hodge said...

thanks i was lookin for a cute closing character for my Demo reel...anyone no how to make a all white background and ground white

nothingtodo18 said...

Dear sir,
My name is Josh Dabby and I go to Full Sail University. I am currently in the middle of a Rigging Art Test, which would let me become a rigger and move on to finals.

However, one of the main assignments we have to complete is that we have to find 3 different models that we believe would be good rigging models and why they would be good for rigging. I would like to ask you for your permission to use the model in this post as one of the models I select for the art test. I would also like you to know that the Models must written approval from the artist for Full Sail to use.If you could help me out that would be fantastic.

Also if this is not your model and you used it only for animation, please tell me where I could find the main artist that is responsible for creating so that I may ask his/her permission. Thank you for your time.

Josh Sobel said...

Hey there. I've been trying to download Joe to use for an assignment, but the link appears to be broken. If you have a backup of the file, could you by any chance email it to me? My email address is joshsobel89@yahoo.com.

josh said...

The link is down to download this rig :( is there any other way where I can I get this rig??

Fuzz said...

Sorry for that, I guess I forgot to pay for the server :/ will fix this asap

Fuzz said...

Problem solved

Robo-Jo said...

Pretty awesome rig..juz one thing though, how'd u scale the rig?

d. lee said...

thanks for the great rig. I made a selection shelf for joe. especially to help with those finger controllers. download it here: http://diyanimation.blogspot.com/2012/03/selection-shelf-for-joe.html

3D Animator said...

Thanks for the information.
regards,
3d animator
3d animation
3d modeling

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George Toombes said...

Link dont work anymore .

Siddhant Mehta said...

Links don't work man! Even the images.

Can you recheck? Really need these urgently.

hollietree said...

hey there, i love this rig! one question - is there a head constraint somewhere? (so it moves with the body versus having to move it seperate?)
the link is down but I dled it before :)

Ludovic Boissard said...
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Ludovic Boissard said...

is it still available ?
Because the link doesn't work.