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Re-built T.rex by joel3d
Re-built T.rex
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Completely rebuilt Maya rig with muscle system

Here are some features of the T.rex 2

Attribute to switch between Maya Muscle and traditional Maya skin cluster.
Easy to select FKcontrols for muscles for adjusting individual jiggle/weight attributes on muscles splines.
IKFK (Arms, legs and tail)
Stretchy (Back, neck, arms, legs and tail)
Scalable (including muscle and skin)
Joint based facial set-up (WIP) includs fleshy eyes, tongue, nose and lips.
Breathing attribute.
Switch between round, or cat like iris both with open/close blendshape.
Includes skeleton and skin geometry.

T.rex stalking pose by joel3d
T.rex stalking pose
finally getting closer to finishing this new rig - This is just a quick test pose with a Maya skin cluster, no muscle system yet.


Joel Anderson
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
My webpage is here

I have some free Maya rigs and models for download on my website…
Or, here's some of my stuff for sale on turbosquid…

If you 'd like to make a request, leave a comment or just say hi, please do. Wink/Razz 

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jtgil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey there!! Your work with Maya is awesome!!!
I want to learn how to use maya, but since its such an extensive program I wanted to ask you how did you learn to use it, and what tips would you give if I want to learn it myself.
joel3d Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you.

It is actually not too hard to learn. Tip? umm, just try it and see how it goes.

A word of warning, don't let it take over your life! I almost forget how to draw.
jtgil Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist
You are most welcome! I think its going to be hard were to start tho, but thanks for the tip!! 
dopepope Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thanks for watching! I'm honored. 
Skowler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
*fangirls at your t.rexs* ;3;
joel3d Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Cool! thanks
Skowler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
;3; I love them
MeGodoy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
duuude......I think this is my favorite page on the web.  Love it.  WELL DONE!!
joel3d Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow- thank you!
spartiAtes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Amazing, fantastic, fabulous, and as it is said below............EPIC animation!!
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