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Digital Creature Rigging by Stewart Jones

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CHAPTER 8

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Finaling

“When you're finished changing, you're finished.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

Leonardo da Vinci

These two quotes work well together. I have never felt as though a rig of mine has ever been “finished.” In fact, I could continue to change, tweak, edit, and enhance any number of my rigs’ components for an eternity. I am never satisfied. However, there comes a time that we have to “abandon” our work.

In a production environment this “abandoning” of our creations is usually due to a looming deadline, the needs of another department, or some other task that is more pressing. For personal projects, ...

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