Once the student has passed the course, he/she will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
has knowledge of how to create a complete rig for use in digital productions
has knowledge of anatomy related to rigging organic 3D-models
has knowledge of rigging for games and real-time systems versus rigging for animated films and VFX
has knowledge of hierarchies, constraints and nodes structures
has knowledge of the design of an animation controller for a rig
has knowledge of posing and composition of characters for still images
has knowledge of anatomy related to organic modelling
is able to rig a character based on standard bones and skinning of a mesh
is able to rig using other techniques than bones (e.g. deformers and other techniques resulting in vertex animation)
is able to make deliberate decisions concerning rigging for a game engine versus for animated films
is able to blend geometry using techniques like blend shapes, morph targets or similar.
is able to plan and set up an anatomically correct rig
is able to create rigs with tidy user interfaces that focus on the user (the animator)
is able to stage interesting poses and compositions
is able to justify decisions made when building a rig in relation to the type of product
is able to find and use relevant professional subject material for 3D character rigging
is able to understand relevant issues and contribute in a professional discussion regarding good organic modelling
is able to use 3D software effectively and systematically
anatomy for rigging organic models
rigging for games versus rigging for animated films and VFX
hierarchies, constraints and nodes
Geometry blending (blend shapes, as.)
Teaching and working methods
The course is organized as a combination of lectures, practical exercises, self-study and supervision.
2–4 individual assignments
attendance at lectures in accordance with the teaching plan
attendance at laboratory teaching in accordance with the teaching plan
Passed coursework requirements are only valid for 12 months. Students who apply for retake of exams/folder assignments after 12 months will have to pass the coursework requirements again next time the course is taught.
2 individual folder assignments where folder 1 counts 40% and folder 2 counts 60% of the finale grade and where folder 2 has to be prepared for the degree show
Alphabetical grades are used, on a scale from A to F, with E as the lowest passing grade.