Blender Rigging for Beginners & Rigging your first Character

Learn how to rig characters in Blender!

This course will teach you everything you need to know about rigging in Blender!

What you’ll learn

  • Armatures and how they work.
  • Bone Relationships.
  • Mirroring Bones.
  • Skinning.
  • Weight Painting.
  • Creating IKs.
  • Creating Controls for your rig.

Course Content

  • Intro to Rigging for Beginners –> 1 lecture • 19min.
  • Rigging Your First Character –> 4 lectures • 48min.

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This course will teach you everything you need to know about rigging in Blender!


This course consists of 2 parts:

  • Rigging Basics for Beginners where I show you all the basics of rigging in Blender.
  • Blender – Rigging Your First Character where I show you how to rig a biped character from scratch.

By following both tutorials, you will learn about the basics of rigging and how to rig your own characters! The tutorials include a voiceover in which I guide you through the process from start to finish.


For the rigging demo I use a skeleton character from my “Blender: Make a Low Poly Skeleton 3D Character” tutorial but you can use any other biped character and follow along.



In these tutorials I explain and show the following:


  • Armatures and how they work
  • Bone Relationships
  • Mirroring Bones
  • Skinning
  • Weight Painting
  • Character rigging demo
  • Creating IKs
  • Creating Controls for your rig



-The course uses Blender 3.0.2 but works in other versions of Blender.

-The Blender – Rigging Your First Character tutorial shows how to rig a skeleton character, but the knowledge can be applied to other characters as well.

-The 2 tutorials are 1 hour and 7 minutes long in total.

-The tutorials include a detailed voiceover.

-Shortcuts are displayed on screen.



Please note that the tutorials are not real time and have been sped up in parts to condense the information. Nevertheless, each and every step and the reasoning behind it is explained! You’ll learn HOW and WHY we do each thing 🙂

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