Al the Space Alien Hero - Character Rig Staff Pick

  • June 05, 2016
  • 1,108 Downloads
  • 14 Likes
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: ElectroMantis
  • License: CC-BY
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Description:

Al is an unlikely hero ready for your next project. He sports a slick spacesuit and ray-gun, arms and legs have ik support, and the rig is has facial controls with dynamic wrinkle maps and sliders for phenomes.

I like seeing what people do with the assets I make, If you send me a link to the stuff you make with them, I'd appreciate it a lot!

Comments:

  • pieceofcake profile picture
    pieceofcake

    Hey this looks fantastic! I'm using it in a project visualising games for a gameshow. This may sound super cheeky but is there any way you can add a 5th finger to each of the hands?

    Written June 07, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    Thanks for checking out the rig!

    Hmm, well that might take a bit of work. I'll see what I can do, but I don't know if I can without reworking the topology of the hands, and messing up the textures and bone weights.

    I'll take a look at this tonight. I'm not sure if I can, but If I do end up reworking the hand, I'll update the blend and send you a message. If I can't, I hope the rig can be useful to your project in spite of that. :)

    Written June 07, 2016
  • pieceofcake profile picture
    pieceofcake

    Of course no worries if it's too big a job! Will still be useful no matter what. Cheers!

    Written June 08, 2016
  • CaptainRex profile picture
    CaptainRex

    Very well done! Thank you for uploading :D

    Cheers, Rex

    Edited June 09, 2016
  • Pabooklas profile picture
    Pabooklas

    Very nice!!! Can't wait to run around with him in my project!!! :)

    Edited June 14, 2016
  • cuteyboo profile picture
    cuteyboo

    I'm gonna give it a try and make a space show on youtube of Al in a spacship chilling in the galaxy.

    Edited June 22, 2016
  • julesbgoes profile picture
    julesbgoes

    I cant open it. blender gets hanged , what Im doing wrong ?

    i7 5960x 16 GB Ram AMD 280x

    Written June 27, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    Hm I'm not sure. What version of blender are you using? The file was made with version 2.77 that might be an issue.

    Is anyone else having the same issue?

    Written June 27, 2016
  • tjeb profile picture
    tjeb

    Yes, same here. That's why I returned to the comments here, to see if I was the only one. My current Version is 2.77 from March-18. While loading, the program gets stuck with the gorgeous hourglass as the reward.

    Written June 29, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    Hmm I'll see if I can get access to a clean blender install and see If I can find the problem. I'll write back on this thread once I figure it out.

    Written June 30, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    One more question, are you opening the file by double clicking in explorer, or opening through blender's internal file browser? Try opening in blender and uncheck 'Load UI' on the left side of the window.

    Written June 30, 2016
  • tjeb profile picture
    tjeb

    Yes, that was the trick that's done it for me. Untick the box "load UI" and tick the box thereunder "Trusted Source". (But I haven't had the time to play or study your model; too busy with other projects. )

    Edited July 03, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    If that fixed it, I'll change the layout to the default and then reupload the file!

    Written July 05, 2016
  • Luftbauch profile picture
    Luftbauch

    Very nice job man :) At first, it loads on win 7 64 bit blender v 2.76 without any problem, for me. Please do not change the fingers, perhaps clone the model as addition, because i like four fingers ^^ I try to use your nice char in my small ue4 game https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZ3_DVcng21wpm-Ri53mGA/videos I think it could fit very well, what do you think? Kind regards :)

    Edited July 03, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    Thanks for checking out the model!

    The regular weight based rig controls should work just fine in any engine. I know Unity doesn't natively import animated Shape Keys (Blend Shapes), so you may have some slight issues with facial animations if you use the phoneme sliders or adjust the eyeball / brow shape. I personally don't have any experience with UE4, so I'm not sure that engine handles it, might be just fine.

    Also you may find that the antenna on the head might be a bit too low poly. I might suggest that you apply 1 singular level of subdivision on just the head to make it look nicer. (the body should be perfect without subdivision, as I created a normal map for it).

    Let me know how it works out!

    Written July 05, 2016
  • Icekid profile picture
    Icekid

    Hey can someone send me this model in obj with its textures because i cant open the blender model

    Written August 11, 2016
  • ElectroMantis profile picture
    ElectroMantis

    OH I forgot about this. I'll provide an update soon. If not today, then tomorrow. In the meantime did you try the "uncheck 'Load UI' on the left side of the window." trick?

    I can export to obj too but many of the rigs features will be lost.

    Written August 11, 2016
  • Icekid profile picture
    Icekid

    hey I tried that it didnt work I know you may lose some rigging features if you export it do obj but this model is the coolest model I have seen on blendswap if you can try to export to obj.

    Written August 11, 2016
  • RikRocks001 profile picture
    RikRocks001

    Nice! Love it man. Keep up the good work.

    Written August 16, 2016
  • Pat529 profile picture
    Pat529

    NICE! Thanks for sharing this.. :)

    Written November 01, 2019