Free Maya Rig - Knight Spider
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Free Maya Rig - Knight Spider

Knight Spider is one of the most incredible free Maya rigs available. The concept design and 3D asset was created by Rookie Alumni, Tayfur.

Knight Spider is one of the most incredible free Maya rigs available. The concept design and 3D asset was created by Rookie Alumni, Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğluwe. Knight Spider was then handed over the pros at Dr Reel to build out this production quality rig that will take your portfolio to a new level.

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Knight Spider Animation Challenge
Here’s a challenge for all you aspiring animators looking to expand your talents. Rookie Alumni, Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğluwe has created an original character called Knight Spider using Autodesk Maya. This cool character has then been professionally rigged by Mike Fabris from Dr Reels.

About Mehmet Tayfur

Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğluwe has been always drawing, ever since he could remember. After attending high school, he pushed his skilled further and turned his passion into a job. Mehmet is a 3D generalist from Istanbul and was the 3D Animation Rookie of the Year winner for 2019.

About Dr. Reel

For over 22 years, Michael Fabris has been all over the animation business. He is the founder of Dr. Reel and a highly respected CG Supervisor. Starting as a CG generalist, he eventually partnered to form the award winning studio RubberPixel in downtown Toronto. Between 2001 and 2015, Michael also taught hundreds of students at world renowned animation institution Sheridan College as the Maya Systems and Character Rigging Instructor for the Advanced Character Animation Course.

About Alex Kamien

Alex Kamien starting out his career as a 3D animator, he learned exactly what it is animators want in their rigs. His work as a technical artist and rigger has led him to develop intuitive tools to try and bridge the gap between animation and rigging departments. Alex currently works as a Technical Artist at Electronic Arts (EA).


Knight Spider Overview

Look how amazing this character is! It really is a beautiful production quality asset ready for animating.


Contest Overview

Training Videos & Support

It's all good, we've got your back. This is a professional rig so there is plenty to learn. The good news is that we have a whole bunch of videos that run you through everything you need to know.


Working with Autodesk Maya

For those of you without access to Maya, don't worry! You can download a Free trial of Maya for 30 days and start animating right now.

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Licence Requirements

This asset has been released under a Creative Commons licence. This means that when you share this model, or a variation of it publicly, you are required to include the following attribution information.

"Original asset created by Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğluwe and Dr. Reel, licensed by The Rookies."


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