This is the second specialization project I took upon myself during my time at TGA which I spent two weeks working on. This project was a collaboration with the artist Amanda Westerdahl that needed a rig for one of her own specializations projects The General.
She needed a rig so she could pose her character in order to show of the clothing she had created which was reminiscent of the clothing worn by soldiers during the industrial revolution in England..
The general premise of this rig was quite straightforward since it is human but making it work well with so many pieces of clothing was the tricky part, since they clothing was the focus of this project it was imperative that they moved naturally as the character moves, such as the ends of the coat when the character squats. To counter this I had to make specific joint chains which would be used to control the deformation of the clothing