Thursday, September 17th, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Download Ahmed Shalaby’s crazy free horse rig

If you’re a regular reader of CG Channel, you may remember that we’ve featured a couple of character TD Ahmed Shalaby’s cool free squash-and-stretch rigs for humanoid characters.

Shalaby’s latest rig, the descriptively titled ‘Crazy Animals: Horse’ does the same thing – but for quadrupeds.

Put your horse into (almost) any pose you can imagine
As you can see from the demo video above, the rig creates an expressive range of poses: some of them naturalistic, some of them very definitely not.

It also provides a good range of control options, listed on Shalaby’s website as follows:

  • IK/FK matching and switching
  • Both slider-driven and on-foot controls for foot rolls and banks
  • Stretchy/curvy limbs with many levels of fine-tuning controls
  • Hip/chest independent spine set up with FK override control
  • Head follow feature
  • Head lock feature
  • Fully scalable

The horse rig is available for 3ds Max 2014 and above. You can download it for free from Ahmed Shalaby’s site, though it’s probably best to try the Creative Crash link below first to save his bandwidth.

Download Ahmed Shalaby’s horse rig from Creative Crash

Read more about the rig on Ahmed Shalaby’s website (Includes video tutorial)