Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Download this free Max rig for ultra-stretchy characters

We’ve seen a number of free rigs for stretchy characters, but perhaps none quite so stretchy as this 3ds Max biped rig produced by Ahmed Shalaby, character TD at Egyptian VFX house Aroma.

As well as editable curves for the character’s limbs and a spine that permits infinite twists, the rig has one of the most full-body look-at set-ups you can imagine.

The rig also has offset controls for hands and feet, and sliders for foot rolls; plus a range of useful options for copy/pasting and mirroring poses, the former with thumbnail previews of the result.

You can see a tutorial on using the rig on Vimeo. You’ll need 3ds Max 2014 or higher to use it. You can download the file via Max Underground

Direct Dropbox link for the file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73884448/FREE.rar
(Copy and paste into a browser if the link above isn’t working – but give Max Underground the traffic first.)