'Growing up in what he perceives as a selfish society and witnessing a myriad of injustices occur worldwide, Zio is moved to take action. Reclaiming the rooftops of Reim, he uses its walls as canvases for his message, his art.'
Besides achieving both technical and visual quality, the goal of this project was to challenge myself by facing stages that I have never visited before, such as character concept, art direction and look development.
This Character Creation Breakdown shows the character design, the rig systems I built for this particular character, and some renders revealing the look I developed for Zio.
Now, I decided to make him available for you to make him have new adventures.
I hope you have fun playing with him.
To get the vast range of body expressions I was looking for ZIO, I built a blend shape-based facial rig.
For the limbs, I added custom ribbon systems with WAVE and VOLUME deformers to have some extra cartoony exaggeration.
And finally, I created an FK Smart Hand controller and an IK Smart Foot controller to let me reach poses with the minimum amount of controllers.
The rig does not include the IK finger system.
The rig includes diffuse textures and a user manual with some hints about its mechanics.
Compatibility: Maya 2018 +
FEEDBACK & BUGS
I’d love to get feedback from you regarding any bugs or your impression with this rig! You can contact me through my e-mail:
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No racist, pornographic or otherwise offensive content.
Educational, non-commercial use only. You are allowed to use this rig on your animation reel or portfolio.
Licenses are for a single user. Only the buyer can use the downloaded files, please refrain from sharing or distributing them in any way.
Thanks for your interest in my content.