Check Out Free Blender Character Rigs For 3D Animators

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We collect some Blender Character Rigs which help the 3d animators. These all Rigs free download but for some models found in Guamroad and Turbosquid, you will need to log-in first before downloading rigs.

Before downloading anything please make sure to check the licenses on each that you going to download. These all are not for commercial use which can lead to copyright issues if you use them for commercial. You can use those 3d models and rigs for personal projects like demo reel etc, it’s always smart to double-check always.

Blender Character Rigs Wolf Rig with Animation

Wolf rig with Animations

This Rig from Dennis Haupt, 3D-artist for modeling, texturing, rigging, and animation since 2008. My favorite software is Blender 3d but I also work with 3d-Coat or other 3d/2d-programs.​​

quadruped Wolf Rig model that is both weighted and animated, this wolf is a 16-frame quadruped with a variety of animation cycles that loop seamlessly.

If you want to use the model without the animation you can simply reset to bind pose or disable the skinning entirely.

You may also turn off the wolf’s mane since it is skinned separately.

You can also do it the other way around. If you already have a quadruped model you can bind it to the existing joint chain and use the quadruped cycle.

Location: Germany – Thuringia – Ilmenau

Control in Blender Game Engine:

  • Start the Game Engine : P key
  • Walk cycle: W key
  • Run cycle: E key
  • Creep cycle: R key
  • Sit animation: Spacebar

Grab Wolf Rig

Vincent Free Rigs

Vincent 3d character Blender model

Vincent is a professional Male Character rig made by the Blender Foundation. The character has an appealing design that can easily blend in a Pixar animated film.

The rig comes with the advanced controls necessary bells and whistles for you to animate the character from both IK and FK with the expressive facial rig.

Grab Vincent Rig

Rain v2.0

Rain v2.0 Blender rig

Welcome to the updated version of the Rain female rig. There are may feature  in the rig that helps to create batter animation with facial expressions

Some of the available features of the rig include:

  • IK/FK toggle and snapping for the limbs
  • Stretchy IK toggle for the limbs and spine
  • Bendy Bone powered body tweak controls
  • FK Hinge toggles and snapping
  • IK Parent switching and snapping
  • Layered face controls
  • Eye target parent switching and snapping
  • Designed with newcomers and pros both in mind
  • Simple and clean rig UI
  • No add-ons required! All required scripts are included with the .blend and will auto-run when open the file.

Grab Rain Rig 

Bony & Beefy body mechanics rigs for Blender

Beefy Blender Character Rigs

When it comes down to animation, is their lack of fast and appealing rigs. Hear is Bony and Beefy full fill those, Both rigs are good for animating an advanced body. The rig is created by great animator Luciano from London. These are classic Maya rigs created by Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin and Licensed under a permissive MIT license rigged them for a blender with rigify and added as many nice features as I could.

Grad Bony Rig           Grab Beefy Rig

Also, the great @pierrick_picaut created a set of tutorials to learn how to do a run cycle with them. You can find it here.

Proog Rig from Elephants Dream

Proog Blender Character Rigs

This Blender file contains Proog from Elephants Dream. The rig has been meticulously converted by Bassam Kurdali to work in the current Blender 2.7x.

The shaders and textures also updated by Andy Goralczyk to render in Cycles, resulting in a more modern look. This is a late rig updated to work with the Cycles renderer for a more detailed look. You can check on how to use Proog’s various rig features by reading more on the download page.

Grab Proog Rig

Body Mechanics Blender Character Rigs

Body Mechanics Rigs

This Blender Character Rigs file includes Jack (male) and Jill (female) – fully rigged character models. This rig is best for animation especially mechanics shots. Thanks to Vin Cha for this great rig.

Grab Jack and Jill  Rig

Penguin Nikko Rig

Penguin Nikko Rig

Nikko fully rigged ready for animation and textured with to shader. But the rig doesn’t really have a complete facial rig.  However, it a great rig to animate penguins like in the film Madagascar.
The rig has flawed deformation but it will be good enough for many body dynamics exercises. The rig also features IK legs and arms.

Grab Nikko Rig

Ballie Basic Rig for goo Start

Ballie Basic Rig

Are you going to start animation 1st time? Ballie is a good beginner rig to study body mechanics.

You don’t need to worry about complex controls it has only basic controls. You can animate emotion and personality through its shape and movements.

On the plus side, Ballie is already animated once you open the rig. As such you can dive right in and immediately see what the rig can offer your projects.

Grab Ballie Rig

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