Croc Rig

Maya: Rigging, Rig Demos

In This Class You’ll Access…
Here’s the Croc Rig demo page where you can download the rig and have a play.


Croc is a character is based off an artwork by James Castillo a super talented character designer, please check out his facebook page !! Croc’s a Maya 2017+ animation rig that comes with bonus assets like animation scenes and Renderman, Arnold and Redshift scenes, shaders and light setups. Full tutorials show how the tools can help you animate with speed and efficiency.

Almost all of these workflows will work with all of our characters and rigs made with Zoo Tools Pro. Many of the tools aren’t restricted to our rigs either. Feel free to use these scripts on your community and personal rigs too.

You can animate Croc for any non-commercial project, student show reels, and short films.


Can I Buy Croc Individually? FAQ

We’ve had a few questions about buying rigs individually.

1. You can download all rigs with the site subscription of $10 per month
2. Downloadable rigs and scripts have no time limit, so if you wish to cancel your subscription just don’t lose your files!
3. Yes you can cancel your subscription immediately (video instructions for canceling subscription are here
4. You’ll still get full site access for one month, and you can download all site content in that period
5. If you wish to receive updates in the future, you’ll need to resubscribe again temporarily to download updates.


Page Details

Running Time: 1:15 hrs
Software: Maya 2017
Instructor: Andrew Silke

Class Time: 1:15 hrs

1. Rig Overview (1:50 mins)

1.1 – Rig Overview (1:50 mins)

2. Install And Quick Start (12 mins)

2.1 – Installation (3:01 mins)
2.2 – Quick Start (3:11 mins)
2.3 – Hires Texture Rig (3:11 mins)
2.4 – UI Quick Start (2:46 mins)

3. Rig General (12 mins)

3.1 – Load Textures (48 sec)
3.2 – Managing The Rig (4:26 mins)
3.3 – UI Overview (2:35 mins)
3.4 – UI Notes 01 (2:35 mins)
3.5 – Customising The UI (2:25 mins)

4. Space Inherit Setup (6:32 mins)

4.1 – Set Space Constraints (2:49 mins)
4.2 – Space Constraint Attrs (1:45 mins)
4.3 – Suggested Space Defaults (1:58 mins)

5. Using The Controls (13 mins)

5.1 – Hands Fingers (1:49 mins)
5.2 – Torso Legs/Feet (2:35 mins)
5.3 – Facial Controls (2:22 mins)
5.4 – Eye Controls (2:59 mins)
5.5 – Face Pose Library (2:01 mins)
5.6 – Necklace Belt (1:38 mins)

6. The Clip Animation Library (5:38 mins)

6.1 – Select Marking Menu (1:22 mins)
6.2 – Saving Poses (3:26 mins)
6.3 – Clip Management (50 sec)

7. Mirror Poses (2:19 mins)

7.1 – Flip Mirroring (1:18 mins)
7.2 – Symmetrical Mirror (1:01 mins)

8. Rendering The Rig (21 mins)

8.1 – Managing Renderers (3:29 mins)
8.2 – Arnold Scene (3:17 mins)
8.3 – Renderman Scene (5:01 mins)
8.4 – Redshift Scene (5:29 mins)
8.5 – Rendering Anim Rigs (4:02 mins)
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  1. jaiorosal
    January 11, 2019 at 10:55 am ·

    What courses should I see to fully understand and so I can create one rig like this? and if there is an order? thank you =)

  2. jaiorosal
    January 11, 2019 at 2:51 pm ·

    Thanks! =D

  3. mans.larsson
    January 17, 2019 at 7:35 pm ·

    This is really great work Andrew!
    Any idea of when the new Zoo Tools will be out? 🙂

    • Andrew Silke
      January 17, 2019 at 7:55 pm ·

      Cheers Mans! We will have something to show at the end of the month. So early Feb. It’s going to be a long release, the first version will be in Alpha and missing a lot of features, both rig features and other UIs like the image browsers, but it should give you a good sense of where we are going, especially with the new rigging system!

      • mans.larsson
        January 17, 2019 at 9:34 pm ·

        Wow, can’t wait, thank you!

  4. zhouhongyu800
    February 22, 2019 at 5:20 am ·

    Hi Andrew, I did exactly the same way you show in the video that I put the croc fold in my animlibrary. I dont know why it won’t show up in my zoo plugin. I’m waiting for the zoo 2. is there something would be different? I wish I can solve this issue soon. thx

    • Andrew Silke
      February 22, 2019 at 11:22 am ·

      Hi Hongyu, just checking, did you follow the instructions in the notes on vid 2.1 and put the clips in the new location? Do not follow the video anymore. See the notes on 2.1.

      C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\zooPrefs\animLibrary\clips (croc folder here)

      Or equivalent on your os?

      If so, can you let me know what OS you are using, Windows/OSX? And what version of Maya. This should be fine. Let me know how you go.

  5. Osama Mughal
    May 1, 2020 at 4:15 am ·

    I am using maya 2019,
    Pose library not showing anything.
    I did put presets folder into maya 2019.

  6. Osama Mughal
    May 1, 2020 at 4:42 am ·

    My maya not opening now, i deleted the pref folder and it worked.
    but again i reinstalled the c3d prefs. It again hangs at startup screen and nothing happens.

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