Check out this site for some great work and great tools from the “Brave Rabbit“. He also has a great series on basic character rigging in Autodesk Maya where he summarizes his rigging lectures for the school where he teaches.
Simple Character Rigging in Maya
As the basics of rigging can be overwhelming for inexperienced users I thought I’d put together a series of videos to show how to setup a simple but robust character for animation. I am mainly focussing on the technical part of the rigging process, even though there is much more to rigging than just the technical side. But I wanted to keep everything as compact as possible. The series is meant to be for beginners of rigging as well as lower level intermediate users but of course this depends on your experience. The rig I am building is far from perfect but includes all the most important features while being fast and robust.The script that is used while building the body rig can be found on our downloads page: