In Part 4, we will rig the Left Hand and complete the Left Arm. The Hand will have global and individual controls for finger curl, splay, fan and flex. The Left Arm and Hand will be mirrored to the Right side. We will finish the Left and Right Arms by adding the twist for both upper and lower arm bones, and add some optional automatic controls to drive the shoulder.


  • harryabreu 2 weeks, 4 days ago  | 

    Thank you very much Mr Goldfarb :)
    Now is time to Character Riggging in Houdini.
    A lot of people know the Houdini's Power in VFX but now is time to show Character animation.
    Let's Go ;-)

  • Ryanradcliffe3 2 weeks, 4 days ago  | 

    Great Tutorials! This is helping me to learn Houdini rigging very smoothly. Quick question, why don't you use Houdini's built in IK from bones tool? Is the setup not ideal?

    • goldfarb 2 weeks, 4 days ago  | 

      The IK From Bones tool sets up it's own control objects and animation interface, since the asset being built in this series uses it's controls and interface it was simpler to just do everything manually - plus it help users learn how to do these things :)

  • kristalnystalin 2 weeks, 4 days ago  | 

    Thanks for the great tutorial! But where is the download link for last two scripts?

  • Den4ik 2 weeks, 4 days ago  | 

    Thank you Mr Goldfarb ! Im checking sidefx website every day for your new rigging series :)

    • miccetro 2 weeks ago  | 

      Don't hold your breath, next one won't come out until November, lol.

  • kishchris 2 weeks, 3 days ago  | 

    love the series ! Thanks for creating it !

  • seifdune 2 weeks, 1 day ago  | 

    Bone split script ?

    • goldfarb 2 weeks ago  | 


      It'll be uploaded asap!


      • noirshinobi 2 weeks ago  | 

        and what about twist expr script? :)

  • jon3de 1 week, 6 days ago  | 

    Thank you very much!!! This series are so awesome. You have some serious teaching skills!!

  • seifdune 1 week, 6 days ago  | 

    Please another two scripts(mirror hda parameter and op)

  • David_Kahl 1 week, 5 days ago  | 

    Really cool material Michael! Can't wait to digg into all of it!

  • captainbuckfish 1 week, 4 days ago  | 

    Loving these tutorial. Will there be a tutorial about capturing weights and painting weights in the future?

    • goldfarb 1 week, 1 day ago  | 

      yes. a second series on capturing will follow this one.

  • jorgemartinsegura 1 week ago  | 

    Really cool material! will be implemented matching FK - IK and viceversa in the next lessons??

    • goldfarb 1 week ago  | 

      yep - the last video has a walk through of the scripts.

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