Acting Characters

AM Rig Moya Animation Characters

Moya

Moya can be an approachable and friendly character, or take on the role of a strong commander. She’s great for dialogue shots and is a welcome addition to our acting character lineup.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

AM Rig Quinn Animation Characters

Quinn

Quinn is an adorable and playful child, ready to jump into any adventure. This flexibile character rig offers a number of customization options, including flexible gender presentation. Quinn is a fun addition to our family of acting characters.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

AM Rig Viktor Animation Characters

Viktor

Viktor can be a tall imposing character, or a mild, down-to-earth gentleman. His flexibility allows him to fit nicely into many of our students’ animation shots and stories.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.


AM Rig Aristotle Animation Characters

Aristotle

Aristotle can take on many roles, from loveable sidekick to Frankenstein’s monster. This character rig has varied customization options, which allows for diverse gender presentation and creative character depictions.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

AM Rig Jules Final Animation Characters

Jules

Jules can be a sensitive friend ready to share a quiet moment, or a playful goofball ready to share a laugh. This character is very expressive, allowing for a high level of nuaunced performance. Jules is a tribute to a passionate animator.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

AM Rig Aia New Animation Characters

Aia

Aia is a passionate artist, an action hero, and an investigative journalist ready to jump into any animated scene. Aia’s character rig is highly customizable with a full range of facial controls, and is great for any acting shot.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

Body Mechanics Characters

AM Rig Stewart Animation Characters

Stewart

Stewart is a rig for all levels. This rig is great for exploring physical movement, as well as dyanamic and exciting action sequences. Built to emphasize body mechanics and teach students how to animate hips, chest and torso, Stewart is a great starting place for any character animator.

Stewart is FREE to the public. Download now.

AM Rig Stan Animation Characters

Stan

Stan is a multi-talented character who can dance with the best of them. This is an intermediate rig, built to emphasize body mechanics and teach students how to animate hips, chest and torso.

Get access beginning in our Body Mechanics class.

AM Rig Stella Animation Characters

Stella

Stella is a rig for all levels. This rig can be used for foundational walk cycles or daring acrobatic feats. Stella is an intermediate character, built to teach body mechanics.

Get access beginning in our Body Mechanics class.


AM Rig Squirrels Animation Characters

Squirrels

Squirrels is a basic and mischievous rig. This character teaches personality and movement with easy-to-use Autodesk Maya controls.

Squirrels is FREE to the public. Download Squirrels now.

AM Rig MonsterBall Animation Characters

Monster Ball

Monster Ball is a fun and playful creature, who exemplifies the use of the 12 principles of animation. This character teaches overlapping action as well as squash and stretch.

Get access beginning in our Animation Basics class.

AM Rig Birdball Animation Characters

Bird Ball

A basic rig and member of the Animation Mentor Tribe. Long legs allow students to explore walks, before moving onto advanced bipedal characters.

Get access beginning in our Animation Basics class.


AM Rig Sloan Animation Characters

Sloan

A frisky quadruped and member of the Animation Mentor Tribe. An intermediate rig built to teach quadruped body mechanics, locomotion and secondary motion.

Get access beginning in our Body Mechanics or Creatures: Locomotion classes.

AM Rig Rock Animation Characters

Rock

An impish member of the Animation Mentor Tribe. Limited facial controls let students focus on mastering body mechanics.

Get access beginning in our Advanced Body Mechanics class.

AM Rig Pinky Animation Characters

Pinky

An impish member of the Animation Mentor Tribe. Limited facial controls let students focus on mastering body mechanics.

Get access beginning in our Advanced Body Mechanics class.


AM Rig Twig Animation Characters

Twig

An impish member of the Animation Mentor Tribe. Limited facial controls let student focus on mastering body mechanics.

Get access beginning in our Advanced Body Mechanics class.

AM Rig Blip Animation Characters

Blip

You can get great character and personality out of this little mech character, perfect for quadruped and body mechanics animation.

Get access in our Introduction to Acting class or Creatures Animation classes.

AM Rig Sarge Animation Characters

Sarge

Sarge is a great addition to the Crew line. A full mech character that can be integrated with Aia and Jules.

Get access from our Advanced Body Mechanics class or Creatures Animation: Fight or Flight workshop.


Creature Characters

AM Rig Cat Animation Characters

Cat

An advanced rig, built to teach the basics of quadruped locomotion and secondary motion, in a variety of sizes, from a lynx to a house cat.

Get access beginning in either of our Creatures Animation classes.

AM Rig Ogre Animation Characters

Ogre

An advanced, bipedal big rig, with a quadruped option. Use to illustrate animated fight scenes and explore hulking body mechanics.

Get access beginning in either of our Creatures Animation classes.

AM Rig Dragon Animation Characters

Dragon

An advanced rig, used to teach the concepts of animated flight. Bat-like wings act as forearms, allowing students to move quickly from flight into quadruped motion.

Get access beginning in our Creatures: Fight or Flight class.


AM Rig Dozer rendered Animation Characters

Dozer

A modern quadruped rig to showcase realistic weight and creature behavior with a dynamic character.

Get exclusive access in our Creature Animation: Locomotion and Creature Animation: Fight or Flight classes.

AM Rig Hatch new Animation Characters

Hatch

Hatch is a fully rigged, walking, mechanical quadruped. Hatch has a fully operable cockpit, and is a great rig to integrate with our other characters.

Get access in our Introduction to Acting or Creatures Animation classes.


Partnered Characters

AM Rig Kayla Animation Characters

Kayla

Created and rigged by our partner, Josh Sobel Rigs, Kayla is a perfect addition to our rig library. She has great appeal and flexibility for animating children.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

AM Rig Kyle Animation Characters

Kyle

Kyle is the male counterpart to Kayla also from our partner Josh Sobel Rigs.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.


Donated Characters

AM Rig Lion Animation Characters

Lion

Blocky Lion is an intermediate, unique rig created and donated by Animation Mentor student Thawatchi Chunhachai.

Get access beginning in our Body Mechanics or Creature Animation classes.

AM Rig Fuzzbot Animation Characters

Fuzzbot

Fuzzbot is an intermediate rig created and donated by Patrick Clarke and Greg Bekken.

Get access beginning in our Body Mechanics or Creature Animation classes.

AM Rig Beaver Animation Characters

Beaver

Beaver is just what you need to explore the basics, from overlap, to squash and stretch, and more. A fun rig donated by Animation Mentor student Steve Milligan.

Get access beginning in our Animation Basics class.

Classic Characters

AM Rig Bishop Animation Characters

Bishop 2.0

Our signature rig with detailed facial controls. Flexible, with thousands of options for body-type customization. Teaches students everything from acting to body mechanics.

Get access beginning in our Introduction to Acting class.

AM Rig Ballie Animation Characters

Ballie

A classic ball-and-legs rig used to teach students the basics of hip movement and animating biped walk cycles.

Get access beginning in our Animation Basics class.

AM Rig Tailor Animation Characters

Tailor

A classic ball-and-tail rig used to teach the basics of overlapping action, squash and stretch and secondary motion.

Get access beginning in our Animation Basics class.

AM Rig Stewie Animation Characters

Stewie

A classic body mechanics rig, the first step up from a ball with legs. Teaches students how to animate hips, chest and torso.

Get access beginning in our Body Mechanics class.