Wing Rig Research

10 10 2011

I had never rigged wings before, so I had to do a lot of research. This video outlined the simplest method that I found. I followed this video as a guide while creating my rig. The “arm” bone for each wing is made up of 3 joints. Within each wing there are 3 smaller bones. These are each made of a joint chain controlled by a spline IK. I used cv curves to make controls for the splines. The clusters inside the control curves are linked to the the clusters controlling the joints of the spline IK’s. Although this was a fairly primitive rig, I felt that this system provided a good way to translate the clusters together, while ¬†indicating what kind of curve the wing will form.

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