Character Rig – Bachelor Thesis

This character rig is my thesis at Universtity of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern and is the first one I’ve ever created. Goal was to build a complete character rig, which could be used in a cartoony or realistic fashion. A joint-based approach with few blendshapes was used for the facial setup and I was geared to the ribbon spine rig and the FlexiPlane by Delano Athias for the body.
The video showcases body and facial setup. Big thank-you to Robin Herrmann (, who provided the animations.

Music: The Knocks – Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia