As part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Entertainment Technology curriculum, Introduction to Maya is an elective course where students learn and practice the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling in Autodesk Maya (2014).
Timeframe: 8 hours
Given a full character model, I was tasked with rigging the head, mouth/jaw, arms, legs and feet.
Subsequently I skinned it and gave the legs IK handles. I also implemented reverse-foot rigging.
Lastly, I completed the rig using weight painting to allow the jaw joint to control the mandible, i.e. move the mouth.