Rigging a Robot

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Last week I finished rigging this robot character called Gest, for a short animated student film called Rajsic. It's a robot with a wheel for feet. In this video the rig has stretchy IK/FK arms and body. I have since updated the arms and instead of having them stretch out, they come out when pulled. 


Figuring out the arms was a real challenge, I'm not gonna lie. It took trial and error and the help of a really amazing friend who is a genius at rigging. Finally I was able to create arms that come out when pulled (in three different levels), instead of stretching the geometry.  


Xo, 

Gigi

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