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Introducing Character Animation with Blender, Second Edition by Tony Mullen

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CHAPTER 16

Feifi the Canary—Plumiferos Takes Wing

In this chapter, you have a very special opportunity to take a glimpse inside Plumiferos, the world's first feature film to use Blender as its primary 3D animation software. The creators have kindly allowed me access to the rig of Feifi the canary, one of the main characters of the film, and I am very pleased to present an overview of this excellent example of cartoon-style rigging.

  • Introducing Feifi
  • Facial Deformations with Lattices
  • Rigging a Cartoon Bird

Introducing Feifi

Plumiferos premiered in Argentina on February 18, 2010. The movie was Argentina's first-ever, all-CG 3D animated feature film and also the world's first Blender-made feature film. The creators of Plumiferos at Manos Digitales ...

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