Magic Rig

Magic Rig is a rigging system for Autodesk Maya that makes rigging 3D characters for animation a simple and painless process.

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Or fork it on GitHub

 

Installation

Linux

  1. Download and extract Magic Rig
  2. Open the ‘Magic Rig’ folder and copy the ‘maya’ folder over your home  drive ~/maya folder

Windows

  1. Download and extract Magic Rig
  2. Open the ‘Magic Rig’ folder and copy the ‘maya’ folder over your documents/maya folder

Mac OS

    1. Download and extract Magic Rig
    2. In Finder go to the top menu and click on “Go”,  “Go To Folder…”.

 

    1. Type ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk

 

  1. Copy the ‘maya’ folder from the extracted folder and paste it over the ‘maya’ folder

Note:

If you are using a version of Maya other than 2018 open the ‘maya’ folder and rename the 2018 folder to the year of your Maya version, then copy into your documents maya folder

Usage

      1. Open Maya and select the Magic Rig shelf and click on the icon
      2. Select the type of character you want to rig.
      3. click ‘Create Proxy’
      4. position proxy joints on your character
      5. click ‘Create Rig’
      6. skin rig joints to your character using the normal Maya skinning tools

       

      If you have a spare moment and want to help out the project you can take this survey and make Magic Rig better!