Rigging: Storytelling with different 3D characters

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Rigging Cartoon Characters with Krikey AI Animation Software

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Rigging Cartoon Characters: A Step-by-Step Guide

Krikey AI auto-rigs every custom character you design within our tool and applies the animation to the humanoid rig on the 3D animation editor. No extra code or special skills required. We handle the rigging and you focus on creating a Pixar like cartoon animation. All you have to do is 1) design your custom 3D avatar character, 2) AI Animate your character and 3) in the Animation editor view you have the option to download rig and then take it into any other software tool of your choice. Krikey AI Animation Editor offers you the option to AI Animate a character and then download the rig for the animation as an FBX file. The FBX file format is interoperable and compatible with a number of different software tools including Unity, Unreal, Unity Games, Blender, Maya 3D and more. The Krikey AI FBX file is compatible with two rig types: humanoid and generic. Humanoid is for human characters and maps more specifically to bones and joints on the human body. Generic rigs are also for bipedal characters but offer more flexibility, for example if you are animating an elf, orc or dwarf --- bipedal but non-human character.

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Create with Krikey AI Animation Maker in 5 easy steps

Make a new Krikey AI account to get started with your own cartoon maker ideas
Create: Customize your 3D Avatar Cartoon Character ai
Animate: Input a text prompt (ie; jumping jacks) or upload a video (ie; of a person doing a backflip)
Rigging: The Krikey AI Animation Editor supports the humanoid rig. However, you can use the download rig at the top right to download the FBX file for the 3D character animation which supports both the humanoid and generic rig types.
Edit: Edit and share your Animation cartoon video

How to Rig a Robot Cartoon Character in Krikey AI

Krikey Ai automatically rigs your character for you and applies the animation you select or create using our AI Animation tool. Robot cartoon or cartoon ghost -- you can apply our rig to any character! If you have used Mixamo or Adobe Animate in the past, Krikey AI Animation should be easy to switch to and experiment with! Rigging is difficult to learn and our goal is to offer a no code tool so anyone can animate in 3D. If you do have knowledge of how to use and edit rigs, we do offer rig download as well for further polishing as needed. Our rig downloads as an FBX file which is compatible with both the humanoid rig or generic rig. No matter your project needs, our AI generated animations support your chosen rig type and skill level. We look forward to seeing your animated cartoon characters!

Humanoid vs. Generic Rigs

Diving deeper into the rigging conversation -- let's explore the distinct differences in the rigging types supported by our AI animation FBX files. Humanoid rigs are designed for characters that have a humanoid body structure, with two arms, two legs, a head, and a torso. They typically have a pre-defined hierarchy of bones, which makes it easier to animate characters using the Unity Mecanim animation system. Humanoid rigs also have a number of features that make them well-suited for character animation, such as inverse kinematics (IK) and footIK. Generic rigs are not designed for any specific type of character. They can be used for characters with any body structure, including humanoids, animals, and creatures. Generic rigs do not have a pre-defined hierarchy of bones, which gives you more flexibility in how you set up your character's animations. However, this also means that it can be more difficult to animate characters using generic rigs. The best type of rig for your project will depend on the type of characters you are animating. If you are animating humanoid characters, then a humanoid rig is the best option. If you are animating characters with non-humanoid body structures, then a generic rig is the best option.

Rigging Cartoon Characters: The Best Practices

Character rigging is the process of creating a virtual skeleton for a character. This skeleton is used to control the character's movements and animations. The way that a character is rigged can have a significant impact on how the character is able to move and interact with the environment. This, in turn, can impact the storytelling capabilities of the character. For example, a character with a well-rigged skeleton will be able to move more realistically and smoothly. This can help to create a more immersive and engaging experience for the viewer. Additionally, a well-rigged character will be able to perform a wider range of actions. This can allow the character to interact with the environment in more interesting and creative ways. As a result, character rigging is an important part of storytelling in games and movies. Krikey AI provides automatically generated rigs for the custom 3D Avatar characters you design. You can always download, export the rig and further edit it in other software services like Unity 3D, Unreal Enginer, Maya 3D, Blender and more.


Krikey AI is available on the web for free. There's no need to download or install anything to use Krikey AI in your web browser, simply create an account online to start using our Animation maker.

You can choose a text prompt or upload a video to generate AI Animations. We also have a number of animations available in our editing tool that you can select from for your project.

Our editing tool has an amazing selection of custom 3D characters, 3D backgrounds, hand gestures, facial expressions, camera angles and more. All the tools can be used by clicking and dragging, no code or special skills required to make an animation video.