Build Rig Plugin

The Build Rig plugin allows you to insert pre-built character rigs for animation purposes. A rig is an object with individual sections connected by joints. After inserting a pre-built rig, you can use the Animation Editor to move and animate individual sections of the rig through their joints.

R15 pre-built rig

For information on how to create and import custom rigs, see Rigging.

Types

There are two types of rigs you can insert in Studio: R6 and R15. A R6 rig is a model made up of 6 mesh objects while a R15 rig is a model with 15 mesh objects, significantly expanding the R6's limited motion range.

For a comprehensive list of the body parts that are connected by these joints for each rig type, refer to the following table:

R6

There are four subtypes of R6 pre-built rigs: Block, Mesh, Man, and Woman. While their physical appearance differs, they all have six joints.

Block
Mesh
Man
Woman

R15

There are six subtypes of R15 pre-built rigs: Block, Mesh, Man, Woman, Rthro Normal, and Rthro Slender. Similar to R6, while their physical appearance differs, they all have 15 joints.

Block
Mesh
Man
Woman
Rthro Normal
Rthro Slender

Inserting a Pre-Built Rig

You can insert all pre-built rig types directly from the Build Rig plugin into your viewport.

To insert a pre-built rig:

  1. In the menu bar, navigate to the Avatar tab.

  2. In the Rig Builder section, click on Build Rig. The Rig Builder window displays with the R15 tab options by default.

  3. To insert a pre-built R15 rig, choose from the available options. To insert a pre-built R6 rig, select the R6 tab, then choose from the available options. The rig displays both in the viewport and in the Explorer window as Dummy.