Most of the DVDs below are the official Autodesk MasterClasses from 2007 and 2008.

Almost 2 Gigs of great information.

The Podcasts at the bottom of the page were created for Autodesk and they run for about 10 minutes showing different techniques to achieve special setups.

The DVDs and Podcasts are all downloadable content.


 

The Rig101 Ultimate Package - $99.95
This is the collection of all the DVDs and Podcasts in one big bundle and at a special price.


 

Tips and Tricks for the everyday TD (and Animator) - $19.95
2008 popular MasterClass "Tips and Tricks for the everyday TD (and Animator)". (Presented in LA in August 2008).

One and a half hour full of tips and tricks on how to become more efficient as a TD or Animator. These tips will help you improve your skills and workflow so you can do your job easier, faster and more efficient.

 


 

Quadruped Animation Friendly Rigging: Part I - $19.95
One and a half hours of the Siggraph 2007 MasterClass video. 90 pages of step-by-step tutorials with over 70 images and 40+ scripts.

Part I covers and intro to quadruped rigging plus the back and neck

 


 

Quadruped Animation Friendly Rigging: Part II - $19.95
One and a half hours of the Siggraph 2007 MasterClass video. 154 pages of step-by-step tutorials with over 110 images and 40+ scripts.

Part II covers how to build the legs, head, tail, new pivot system and how to finish putting everything together.

 


 

Quadruped Animation Friendly Rigging: Part I & II - $35.95
Three hours of the Siggraph 2007 MasterClass video. 244 pages of step-by-step tutorials with over 180 images and 40+ scripts.

This tutorials cover the whole process on how to build a quadruped to make it ready for animation

 


 

Quadruped Animation Friendly Rigging: Procedural Rigging - $19.95
One and a half hours of the Siggraph 2007 MasterClass video.

This tutorial covers the principles of procedural rigging. It shows the concepts on how to built a pipeline to create rigs fast and efficiently.

The scripts for building the Great Dane from previous classes are included in order to duplicate the setup in just seconds.

 


 

The Making of: PackageMan - $14.95
Want to learn how to rig a character like PackageMan? Here is your chance. Step-by-step document tutorial filled with custom MelScripts, techniques and all you've always wanted to know about rigging.
 


 

From Zero to Hero - $9.95
This first CD shows how to create a rig for a biped from scratch. It's a step-by-step detailed tutorial filled with custom MelScripts and an in-depth document on how Maya works.
 


 

Podcast 1 - Gradient Control - $2.95
This first Podcast explores the gradientControl command to create a GUI that will allow you to control the shape of animation curves.


 

Podcast 2 - Gradient Control - $2.95
This podcast shows how to lock any object (eg. a counter) to a camera and compensates for the change of position, rotation and focal length


 

Podcast 3 - Particle Goal - $2.95
We can use make use of particle goals to create a soft spring constraint. This can be used for things like tails, IKs, etc. Due to the fact that the spring system is particle based, we can add fields and collisions to it which can create a lot of different possibilities.

This particular podcast can also be found as one of the tips in the Tips & Tricks DVD.


 

Podcast 4 - Reset Foot - $2.95
Reverse foot locks are a great way to control the foot. The problem we encounter is when we use the roll and twists because the ankle joint moves away from the controller and the rotation of the controller is away from the actual joint. This podcast will show a way to reset the ankle controller so that the controller and the ankle joint are placed in the same spot.


 

Podcast 5 - Soft Mod - $2.95
This podcast makes use of the powerful modeling tool softMod to create an animation setup.


 

Podcast 6 - Soft Mod - $2.95
This podcast shows how to use the distance node to create automated setups. Well also expand its uses to create a sphere inside a sphere for using as the driver for the automated setup.