24.02.14 | Rigging 101 – Digital Puppet Creation (Evening Course – 4 Nights)

This Course Will Cover:

  • Role of the Rigger – Fundamental principles of rigging.
  • Rigging workflow within a studio.
  • Introduction and implementation of standard rigging tools.
  • Modifiers and skinning processes.
  • Morph Targets.
  • Animation controller creation.
  • Breakdown of industry standard rigged characters.
  • Introduction of intermediate rigging tools.
  • Creation of a basic custom rig for showreel purposes.
  • Preparation of industry standard rigging showreel.


Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at the avid novice that wants to expand their 3D knowledge in the art of rigging. This course will educate participants through hands-on experimentation in 3D Studio Max so a basic knowledge of this program is essential. Participants are required to have a gmail account, as course content will be shared via Google Drive, and a laptop/computer with a full or trial version of 3D Studio Max to work on assignments.


Course Provider:

Animation Skillnet


Tutor Info:

Darragh Duffy has worked as a lead rigger in the twice Oscar nominated studio Brown Bag Films, on high profile TV shows such as Disney’s Doc McStuffins and CBeebie’s The Octonauts. At present he works as a freelance consultant to numerous animation studios and is also currently collaborating on the development of an indie game. You can follow Darragh on twitter @darduffy and find more information on http://www.darraghduffy.com.


Date & Times:

Mondays 6.45pm-9.45pm, Dates: 24th Feb, 3rd March, 10th March and 24th March



Studio 14, Arts Building, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Kylemore Road (Directions: http://www.bcfe.ie/contact.php).



Non Members: 100 Euro, Members: 80 Euro.

Payment can be made by cheque or postal order payable to Animation Skillnet C/O Dublin Business Innovation Centre.


Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com


Deadline for Applications:

Wednesday, 19th February.

Course Information


Course Instructor

GarethLee GarethLee Author
This course does not have any sections.