Fancy Feet Minecraft Rig [Updated December 9, 2016] Fan Art

  • June 10, 2014
  • 4,980 Downloads
  • 3 Likes
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: TheDuckCow
  • License: CC-0
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Description:

While there may be enough Steve's in the world already, this rig is much friendlier to use and customize, and has several minor parts improved upon the previous characters I released, and now includes the very special "Fancy Feet" rocking and rolling feature. I would in fact delete the other blend files to channel more people to this file, but the other video already references those unique rigs so stay they must. In the future, I will exclusively update this rig instead of releasing new files, this will always be the most up to date public rig of this style.

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This rig is an update to those in the production of "Mr. Herorbine's Singalong Tragedy", and was developed by Patrick W. Crawford (TheDuckCow) and modified further by Austin C. Prescott (ACAnimations and ACBlenderTutorials) to add in the Fancy Feet.

Rig Demo video above (see video description for further demo/customization videos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP6n9FQTbnc&list=UUi_6FqLWdPw_xZTpSlvARLw

Watch the 3 music videos here!

bit.ly/MrHerobrine

It is being released as CC0 or public domain, so you are free to modify and share as you please. You do not have to give credit, but it is much appreciated :)

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USAGE NOTICE

THE WAY YOU SHOULD USE THIS RIG IS BY LINKING THE GROUP TO THE BLEND FILE YOU WANT TO USE IT IN (File > link > [nav to this blend file] > group > steve)

THEN PROXY THE ARMATURE (steve.arma) SO YOU CAN ANIMATE IT (control alt p) IN YOUR OTHER FILE

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FANCY FEET NOTICE

Fancy Feet causes the IK foot controls to act like a floor. It may be toggled on or off using the "ON/OFF" slider on layer 3 of the armature.

When using Fancy Feet, the model may assume an incorrect position from time to time. Stepping forward a frame and back again will fix it. Also, when stepping backward through the animation, the Fancy Feet may behave oddly, but it will play forward perfectly.

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This rig uses FK/IK switching controls. The bone "UIrigCont" to the (rig's) right has the control sliders to switch each limb between FK and IK; I typically animate using inverse kinematics for legs and forward kinematics for arms, so this is the default "rest" configuration, but you can of course change it on the fly as necessary.

On Layer 2 is an extra head accesory, pre-weighted and parented. To create things like hair, simply delete unwanted faces etc.

The head is made to have independent rotation to the rest of the rig; this is a personal choice, as I think it allows to more easily make less rigid "keyframe-looking" animations - but if you want to re-enable rotation, select the neck bone, go to the single bone tab and select "inherent rotation" under the relations subsection.

The bones of the rig are spread over 3 primary bone layers with varying levels of detail. I general would start animating with only the first layer visible, then adding the others to make the finer tuned adjustments.

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EDIT: Austin C. Prescott (ACAnimations and ACBlenderTutorials) has made the following modifications to this rig:

-Added color-coding -Fixed the IK/FK switch that was not working -Removed the distortion in the sharp bends -Added a rotation limit property for the elbows and knees to each IK control -Added "Fancy Feet" to the IK foot rig.

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UPDATE December 9, 2016 (v 2.6.0): The MCprep v3.0.0 addon paired update - Completely retopologized the rig. Now, everythign aligns to distinct pixel lines for easy extrusion and modification - Improved some ui controls - Included improved second layer objects

UPDATE June 13, 2015 (v 2.5.0): The post "Destroy You" animation update - Completely redid the "front end" interaction, now many more actions and controls driven by fewer bones. Much friendlier rig to use. - New mouth system, one control for many mouth shapes - option for 1 or 2 axis rocking switch (side rolling property on IK for feet) - master finger controls, rotate and translate to control all four fingers and thumb - eyebrow and eyelid controls controls, utilizes rotation, scale, and translation - Re-thought eye control, removed unnecessary "eye-K" - Includes 1.8 skin second layer objects on layer 2 of blend file, to make them part of the library rig you need to add those objects to the "steve" group. - Changed other bone shapes so that curvey controls are rounded and square/rigid controls have sharp corners. - Added wrists - Added teeth control - Added control slider for rectangle versus rounded triangle mouth

Comments:

  • AgentUndertaker profile picture
    AgentUndertaker

    cool. how do you get the youtube video on the page?

    Written June 14, 2014
  • TheDuckCow profile picture
    TheDuckCow

    I believe blendswap automatically tries to do add an embedded player if you provide a recognized youtube link, it's pretty handy :)

    Written June 15, 2014
  • swagworm1 profile picture
    swagworm1

    may i please ask u a question how do u change the skin

    Written December 29, 2014
  • TheDuckCow profile picture
    TheDuckCow

    Rig has been updated to include very cool "Fancy Feet", video coming soon - Thanks Austin for all the help!

    Edited July 06, 2014
  • BaserBeanz profile picture
    BaserBeanz

    This is a really intuitive rig! Great job! One question - where are the finger controls?

    EDIT - Found them! XD

    Written July 15, 2014
  • EnderPearlCrafter profile picture
    EnderPearlCrafter

    This rig is awesome bro !!

    Written July 16, 2014
  • AllenAwsome profile picture
    AllenAwsome

    Love Minecraft!

    Written July 20, 2014
  • Orik1 profile picture
    Orik1

    Love your rig here but could you please fix the texture mapping. My skins left arm and leg look like the right side arm and leg. but that's my only grip. great work on the rig!

    Written September 12, 2014
  • EnderSculptor profile picture
    EnderSculptor

    This is really awesome! The sharp bends are amazing, the IK-FK is awesome, and the mouth is pretty good. (I like the "Eye-K", its name gets me a good lagh.)

    Written September 19, 2014
  • JumbledTrojan profile picture
    JumbledTrojan

    Ok. this is by far the best mc rig ive seen. nice work bro.

    Written October 11, 2014
  • ZEMARFILMS profile picture
    ZEMARFILMS

    Awesome!!!! I love how the shoes stick out from the legs

    Written October 24, 2014
  • ZDF88788 profile picture
    ZDF88788

    ..

    Written October 30, 2014
  • CaptainLuckasy profile picture
    CaptainLuckasy

    Can i use this rig in animation?

    Written October 31, 2014
  • EthanIsFabulous profile picture
    EthanIsFabulous

    So say I use this rig in my youtube videos and earn money is that legal or nah???

    Written November 03, 2014
  • SebLex profile picture
    SebLex

    it is legal because - It is being released as CC0 or public domain, so you are free to modify and share as you please. You do not have to give credit, but it is much appreciated :)

    Edited November 03, 2014
  • Ninjamonkey4196 profile picture
    Ninjamonkey4196

    Great i love how the facial features are not overwelming

    Edited January 03, 2015
  • jakeiscool123 profile picture
    jakeiscool123

    Psst, to remove the pose A+A+Alt-r+Alt-g.

    Edited March 06, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    Then Alt-S

    Written June 13, 2015
  • NinjaGirlGaming profile picture
    NinjaGirlGaming

    Great rig, but I seem to be having trouble moving the right arm (left when looking at the character) Any ideas on how to fix this?

    Written May 05, 2015
  • TheDuckCow profile picture
    TheDuckCow

    Hello, not sure what issues you might be having, try moving the slider for the right arm (left when facing the rig) up or down to switch between IK/FK. When the slider is all the way towards IK, then the FK controls won't do anything, which may be the issue you are running into.

    Written May 17, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    Will there be rigs for download for the new parody "Destroy You"?

    Written June 07, 2015
  • TheDuckCow profile picture
    TheDuckCow

    Hey, in the coming couple of weeks I am planning to have this exact rig here be updated with the mechanics of the rigs from Destroy you. I'm not going to upload other rigs like the specific characters or the creeper since they aren't novel enough - but a little trade secret, around the same time I hope to be making the MCprep addon ship with some built in rigs, including mobs

    Edited June 07, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    I think I found a bit of a bug with a fix for the new 2.5 version. I have a jacket on my skin for the second layer and tried deleting the faces. I noticed the second layer body and arms/legs are not subdivided to fit each pixel, so I tried checking the "Transparency" tab in the material and it works now, so I think a separate material should be made for the second layer with the same texture with "Transparency" checked. New version is great, love the new features to make animation easier, as it does :)

    Written June 13, 2015
  • TheDuckCow profile picture
    TheDuckCow

    Yeah thanks for checking that out, indeed the materials of the first and second layer are linked together but I leave it up to the animator to decide to turn them into separate materials which I often do. As for the subdivision issue, yes I hope to have that fixed for everything in the next version to make it easier to modify!

    Written June 15, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    Hey I have a question the stomach seems to be bent back I can't find where to fix it. Could someone help me?

    Written June 19, 2015
  • quentinwillemse profile picture
    quentinwillemse

    how did he do the thing with the strings on 0:19?

    Written June 22, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    What do you mean by 0:19 exactly?

    Written June 22, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    When I open the rig and do Alt-R Alt-G Alt-S the eyes disappear and the mouth is stuck going inwards? I could send a picture to show what I mean but I don't know how to email or contact you

    Written July 19, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    Here is his email: http://theduckcow.com/support.html

    Written July 19, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    The same thing happened to me. Just use the newest version of blender. :)

    Written September 06, 2015
  • MCsly profile picture
    MCsly

    i am new so sorry for asking but where are the eyes and the teeth stick through the bottom lip

    P.S. this happens in pose mode but is ok in edit mode also the blender version i am using is v 2.75 (newest)

    Written August 26, 2015
  • MCsly profile picture
    MCsly

    never mind i derped i watched the tut vid and it helped a lot by the way amazing rig!

    Written August 26, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    Any ideas on making a facial featureless rig? I'm trying to make an astronaut with no face.

    Written September 04, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    You could just delete the head mesh, and replace it with the hat mesh. Then you could edit the hat texture to be the head instead of the hat.

    Written September 04, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    But I also would need a hat layer above that.

    Edited September 05, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    Simply Duplicate the hat before changing the texture of it.

    Written September 07, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    How would you change it from the Steve model to the Alex model?

    Written September 06, 2015
  • Trainguy profile picture
    Trainguy

    Use MCprep, someone made an Alex version of the fancy feet in it.

    Written September 07, 2015
  • TheDuckCow profile picture
    TheDuckCow

    Indeed, Alex is one of the builtin rigs, get it here and go to the "mob spawner" section once installed: http://bit.ly/MCprep

    Written September 16, 2015
  • andyroo2012 profile picture
    andyroo2012

    Any easy way to make skins 640x640 like you did?

    Written November 06, 2015
  • luke4308 profile picture
    luke4308

    ummm i cant get the rig to go to the normal pose how do i fix this.... ex he is in a pose from the vid

    Written March 26, 2016
  • Sam54123 profile picture
    Sam54123

    According to the Minecraft terms of use, you are allowed to commercially use minecraft related things like animations as long as they don't make use of the actual minecraft.jar. So did Blendswap flag this as fan art and restrict commercial use or is that actually what you want?

    Written July 30, 2016
  • Katy4 profile picture
    Katy4

    How do we download it ?!? Please someone tell me.

    Written September 26, 2016
  • Katy4 profile picture
    Katy4

    It's ok....i find out ....Where to download it.

    Written September 26, 2016
  • Soulspongeblob profile picture
    Soulspongeblob

    What I thought I could download it but it won't work

    Written November 16, 2016
  • Sam54123 profile picture
    Sam54123

    How come the video says you can use it for anything, but when you download it it says you can't use it for commercial use? Did you intentionally make it say that or is it just blendswap? Can I use this in monetized videos?

    Written February 23, 2017
  • Audi profile picture
    Audi

    Hi i am new here

    Written September 29, 2021