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Cad Crowd is your source for the best freelance 3D modelers and animators on the Web. We'll connect you with the top-tier 3D rigging and animation services you need to realize your project goals. 

3D rigging, or skeletal animation, is an important part of the 3D animation process. Rigging is the process that makes it possible for animators to manipulate and move 3D models. Riggers do this by creating a hierarchical system of interconnected "bones" that provide articulation for all the moving parts in the model. Once the work of the riggers is done, the animation-ready model will consist of two equally important parts: The mesh (or skin), and the rig (or skeleton). While only the mesh is visible, it's the rigging hidden beneath the surface that provides all the pivot points that allow for animators to make a model come alive. 

Rigging allows the animators to control their 3D models like puppets—very, very intricate puppets. The model's range of motion is determined by the position, orientation, and scale of the various interconnected bones. Riggers control the animation with the application of complex algorithms mediated through a more accessible user interface. A critical part of this process is arranging the bones hierarchically so that the movement of a node higher up in the chain causes a reciprocal motion in the nodes lower down. For example, if the forearm moves, then the fingers will have to move, too. 

Since the technique was introduced in 1988, it has become essential and is used in virtually all animation systems. If you're looking to create 3D animations—whether for film, video games, or advertising—you need the help of experienced 3D rigging professionals who can provide you with the tools you need to make your characters come to life. 

Benefits of 3D rigging

3D rigging is widely used in the gaming and movie industries. While the technique is central to the animation of characters and creatures, it's also commonly used to animate mechanical objects or any other kind of articulated object. The primary advantage of the technique is that it dramatically simplifies the animation process, providing animators with the minimum number of characteristics to control while maintaining the level of articulation needed to communicate realistic movement. The animator can focus on the wider-scaled motions of the figure instead of getting bogged down defining the position of every individual vertex on the mesh.

There is a limitation to skeletal animation, though—it does not realistically convey muscle or skin movements. You can imagine what this looks like if you think back to earlier video games. There are techniques for addressing this.  For example, muscle controllers can be attached to the rigging that cause corresponding movements in the mesh when the rigging is moved. Pulling this off properly is no easy task, which is why it's important to work with talented 3D animators and riggers.

Professional 3D rigging freelancers at your fingertips

3d rigging skeletal animationCad Crowd specializes in connecting clients with high-quality, vetted, and reliable CAD design and 3D modeling freelancers. We take the guesswork out of online hiring by matching you with an expert 3D rigger from our roster of top-tier CAD freelancers. Don't waste time sifting through a mountain of bids—work with a trusted and reliable freelancer from Cad Crowd. 

Our services are completely flexible and custom-tailored to the specific needs of your project. We can help anyone from a budding entrepreneur in need of expertise to an established design firm looking to outsource some of its workload to meet a rush deadline. Tell us about your specific project, and we'll provide you with a personalized quote.

Through efficient business practices and by taking advantage of online communication tools, Cad Crowd can offer top-quality services at significantly lower prices than conventional 3D modeling and animation companies. We simply have lower overhead, allowing us to provide the same excellent level of service at highly competitive prices. 

Contact us for a free quote today. We'll analyze the specific requirements of your project, and select an ideal candidate from our roster of top-tier 3D rigging firms. Get started today, and connect with the best 3D modeling and animation freelancers on the Net. 

Industry-leading animators and 3D modeling freelancers

Let Cad Crowd connect you with the expert 3D modeling and freelance animation services you need to bring your characters to life. Whether you're working on some marketing material, a video game, or a full-length animated film, we've got the expertise you need to bring your project to fruition.  Whether you're outsourcing some of your company's workload or hiring new help for your startup, we can put you in touch with top-notch freelance design talent.

In addition to our 3D rigging service companies, we also offer conventional 3D modeling and animation freelancers as part of our comprehensive range of CAD design solutions.

Cad Crowd puts the world's best CAD design and 3D modeling experts at your fingertips. Submit your project for a free quote. We'll review your requirements, and set you up with one of our top-ranking freelance animation professionals. Get started today!


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