A list of websites where your able to download free rigged characters from beginners to the more advanced rigs.

For Beginners

These are great rigs if you're just starting out learning 3d animation.

Animation Mentor

Stewart and Squirrels are professional-quality rigs that are available to people wanting to learn animation.

Flour sack

Free simple flour sack rig for practicing your animation. A good place to start to learn the basic principles of animation.

Ultimate Rigs

A collection of free Maya rigs that will keep you focused on learning physical movements. This way you won't be tempted to do dialogues or facial animation. You need to walk before you run ;)

Maya 3D Animation Rigs

A collection of Maya rigs that have been created by industry pros or studios that are free to download.

Agora Studios have some Maya industry professional rigs that you can use for free. Used primarily for AnimChallenge. Twigs was rigged by friends of The Rookies - Dr Reel.

Note: Rigs aren't to be used for any commercial work.

Robot RBT10

RIG.IT.net was founded in 2015 by Jakub Krompolc who has more than 10 years as Rigging TD at various industry leading companies.

There is a cool robot character that you can download for free.

Sam & Amy's Rig

Sam & Amy Rigs are a set of rigs made by Gabriel Salas.

Dana & David character rigs also by Gabriel Salas

Getting Riggy with it!

Created by students for student.

Students from USV created some free rigs that have been made with the guidance of industry-experienced professors.

Sony Pictures Animation

The kind folks over at Sony Animation were kind enough to give away a Hotel Transylvania Zombie Rig. Β Personal use only.

Malcolm 2.0

From AnimSchool


AnimProps is a website where 2D and 3D artists can create an account for free to share, sell or purchase artwork. A big resource for animation rigs.

Kit Rig (Free)

Built by Colossus

Built By Colossus Rigs are free and paid Maya rigs available for download. Founded and run by Roman Jeffery.

Character modeler and Indie game creator Christoph (The Stoff) Schoch has lots of free rigs you can download.

Blender 3D Animation Rigs

A collection of Blender rigs that have been created by the Blender community or professionals.




Always check to make sure these rigs are fine to use and give credit to the creators.

If you're a student and use these rigs in your demo reel then make sure to declare that you didn't model or rig the characters/assets.

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