Stick Man Maya Rig


Stick Man is now in 3D!! And it is available on my gumroad page:
This rig is 1$. Hope I can gain some support from you guys so I can make more rigs in the future. Thank you!

“Vietnam, an S – Shaped country!” – Dương Tố Đào

Tố Đào:

Wildebeest by Bird Box Studio

my first thought is that: “Wow! f*cking funny & awesome 3d short!! :))”


wait! is it 3d?

Take a look at their making of:


please watch it in Bird Box Studio’s fb: Bird Box Studio’s Facebook page, I have trouble to embed fb video in my blog.

First of all the rough animatic was made in flash. This is the point we can test it’s funny and if it’s worth continuing.

The rough shapes are blocked into Flash and all the animation is done.

The flash animation is translated into AE, tracking the body and head movements from the SWF. Additional animation is copied frame by frame.

The different parts are built in AE. Many layers are used on the faces and manipulated to give a 3D effect to the heads turning.


Source: Bird Box Studio’s Facebook page

They only used Flash and After Effects to create this short… Wao! This is a big lesson to me. You dont need to follow the “traditional” method or the path that ppl usually go, just keep the final target in mind, be creative and you will find your own way to go where you want to go.


This Tutorial is for all the generous viewers and subscribers of my videos who have been very supportive towards my channel! The number of requests for a verbal tutorial has grown to such an extent that it would be rude of me not to oblige those of you who have been good enough to give your time to my videos and make an effort to contact me. So this ones for you!

Its the first time Im doing this so Im making it simple to fit in the 10-minute time constraint. The focus is on squash and stretch in facial expression mainly through eyes. Now this will make it fun particularly because you dont have to be a very accomplished draftsman – so feel free to have a go straight after watching!

Im not going to focus on the software or what tablet Im using. Basically this type of animation can and SHOULD be done on paper. Im using a machine because its the easiest way to capture what Im doing. And upload it. Im using flash and my Tablets an a4 intuos but seriously thats not what makes me able to animate. So pick up your weapon of choice and lets animate!
You can see more of my work on my blog at

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