In 2019, Rigs of Color was envisioned to combat the limited and false representation of ethic identities in 3D animated mediums. The long-term goal of the project is to create 1,000 characters of color and change the expectations on what a good rig should be able to do. We are thankful to PIT-UN and WPI for providing the initial round of funding to develop our pipeline, techniques, and procedures. Take a look at the character list below! We’ve long surpassed our initial goal of 12 characters, and more are being added regularly by our amazing artists.
Though the character rigs are not yet available for download, we hope this list will give you a glimpse into the future as we prepare for our full launch in Summer 2023. If you have any questions, or would like to support the project, send us a message via the Contact Us page – we’d love to hear from you!
To learn more about what makes our character rigs especially awesome for animators, check out our R&D page.