About Rigs of Color
RoC is an interdisciplinary team of artists and coders working to create revolutionary rigs for your use. Our team, much like our cast of characters, is proudly diverse; Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, trans, neurodiverse, and various combinations thereof. Thanks to our generous donors, we are uniquely positioned to help tackle a lack of diversity relentlessly and unapologetically present in animated media. Building from academia allows for a streamlined continuous training of young artists on the fundamentals of 3D production, while combating a century of stereotyping in animation. Since 2020, 3D modeling courses affiliated with RoC have centered on understanding ethnic aesthetics, and developing teaching techniques to shorten production times, thus hastening student understanding of core concepts. The project found pre-launch success as a method to promote representation and was given a spotlight at GDC 2022!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What makes RoC different from other attempts to address the issues?
We use a studio model in our development, designed to train the next generation of artists and technical artists. FAME is our in-house rigging solution, designed to keep our artists up to date with the latest industry solutions.
Why have premium rigs?
RoC has developed systems to make advanced rigs that don’t require plug-ins for easy distribution, but we will continue to create plugins that boost productivity. This of course means we need to fund continued development.
When did ROC start?
When can characters be downloaded?
It is ironic that black character rigs must be bought and sold. RoC is dedicated to making most of its content free, with premium models funding the growth of the entire library… 1000 models or more is the goal!