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Digital Creature Rigging by Stewart Jones

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CHAPTER 3

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Research and Development

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

Albert Einstein

“Research is creating new knowledge.”

Neil Armstrong

“I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.”

Vera Wang

Often overlooked when in a hectic production schedule, research and development can, and should be one of the most interesting, entertaining, and important steps as we move forward on our journey to creating intuitive creature rigs.

Although mostly theoretical, this is the time we get to go a bit crazy. We can become mad scientists for a while, and no one cares. Now, I do not mean that ...

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