This blender file contains the character Mario! It is modeled, textured and rigged. Its ready for animation right now! The rig has custom control shapes, blendshapes to fix deformation issues and settings to control rig attributes and control visibility. The textures include color and custom bump maps for the pant seams,and the hat logo. Subsurface scattering has also been included in the skin material and built for the cycles render engine. Plus a couple other goodies too!
I have also included a tutorial instructing you on how to use the rig. This will allow you to take full advantage of it and get up to speed on what is included in the blend file.. Follow this link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYZjVPc3hc0
While this is a fan art piece I would still like you to credit me with the creation of the model, texture and rig. Feel free to adapt it but please credit me in whatever medium you use it in. Also, please use this for educational reasons and personal projects only. I have placed this under the CC-BY-NC license to ensure it never gets used commercially, but its does not mean you can use this for whatever you want. Just because you claim its for "non commercial" purposes it does not automatically fall under fair use. Again this is fan art and the character design belongs to Nintendo. Please consult copyright and fair use laws before you use this blend file and credit Nintendo with the character design. I do not take legal responsibility for how you use the blender file, so please be careful.
Lastly feel free to contact me if you have a suggestion, tip or an improvement. I would like to edit this from time to time and make updates to make it as complete as possible. I won't update it constantly but expect updates periodically (if there is enough interest). If you would like to contribute to the blender file feel free to send it in and I will credit you. Contact me in the comments below. Happy animating!