Download a free character rig from Sony Pictures

Yes, an actual character rig from a major animated feature film. Get yours here.

Download your free rig today!

Halloween's approaching fast, and Sony Pictures Animation has a special treat to get animators in a spooky mood. For the first time, an actual character rig from a major animated feature film is being made available for download to all.

Sony is giving artists, students and animation wannabes the chance to animate a zombie straight out of the movie Hotel Transylvania in a traditional walk or run cycle, squash and stretch, or anything else they are inspired by. You can download the character rig here.

This download includes links to the rig, a test version of Maya and a video demo. There's also a submission form to share YouTube creations from that week and have a chance to be featured on Sony Pictures Animation's YouTube channel.

We'd love to see your creations too – be sure to share your links in the comments box below!


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