Monday, December 1st, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get Ahmed Shalaby’s free Shiko 3ds Max character rig

Earlier this year, character TD Ahmed Shalaby released one of the stretchiest rigs we’d seen in quite a while. Shiko, his new free 3ds Max rig, isn’t quite as extreme – but it’s probably more widely usable.

A more conventional-looking cartoon character, Shiko comes with complete face and body controls. His bodily proportions can be deformed at will, setting up some fun stylised effects.

You can see video tutorials on setting up and working with the rig on Shalaby’s website via the link below. According to Shalaby, the rig “works a lot better in 3ds Max 2014 and above”.

Download the free Shiko 3ds Max character rig from Ahmed Shalaby’s website