Cartoon Guy V1.2 Staff Pick

  • June 11, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: mjedewaard
  • License: CC-0
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This is an updated version of Cartoon Guy with some changes upon requests that have been made.

Some of the modifications include:

  • New face rig slider UI via the N(property) panel of the 3D view shown when jaw is selected

  • Eye target lock control and pupil shrink controls shown when eye target is selected

  • A third control for each eyebrow

  • 2 Light setups and a camera that actually points toward the character

  • Optional IK stretch for arms and legs

  • Extra controls for cartoony deformations

  • Stretchy neck and torso

  • Extra spine controls

If I missed any of the suggested changes or you think of something else that would be cool in the rig I'll try my best to make it happen.

Happy Blending!


  • poifox profile picture

    5/5 to you, sir. Amazing job! :D

    Edited June 11, 2011
  • mjedewaard profile picture

    Thanks a lot! Thanks for downloading.

    Written June 11, 2011
  • waylow profile picture

    nice one Michael. Very appealing character

    just a quick rigging tip that might help in the future since 2.5, you no longer need to need empties to hook up your lattices you can hook them straight up to the armature bones (this makes more a cleaner set-up and makes it easier to select parts when you are rigging)

    excellent work mate

    Edited June 11, 2011
  • mjedewaard profile picture

    Thanks Waylow.

    I guess I'm used to the workflow of using empties. Is there a short key for bone hooks?

    Written June 12, 2011
  • blendermanster998 profile picture

    Awesome grate rig :D :D :D

    Edited June 12, 2011
  • mjedewaard profile picture

    I downloaded 2.56 and fixed the problem. The driver settings were there but the shapekeys had no drivers themselves. There should be a new file on this site soon for the 2.56 version.

    Written June 17, 2011
  • IMValle profile picture

    Thanks a lot!

    Written September 14, 2011
  • stanfordarmadillo profile picture

    Hi Michael, do you mind if I use this character as a Maya character rigging study and possibly portfolio piece?

    Written December 14, 2011
  • jojo pandit profile picture
    jojo pandit

    hi congrats michael thats new rig is good and its may be use for 11 second rig.

    Written February 24, 2012
  • caz profile picture

    This is great

    Written March 24, 2012
  • kevin_rocker_lake profile picture

    Just downloaded Cartoon Guy V1.2 and love it! Any suggestions for tutorials making a similar rig? Thanks for the share.

    Written April 22, 2012
  • Mouldfish profile picture

    Thanks, this is a really useful model.

    I used this character in a series of animations for the UK Government Department for Education:

    Written September 07, 2012
  • parjog profile picture

    Cartoon Guy V1.2 or v1.1?(i've download it and get zip file named CartoonGuy_v1.1.blend) this is one of good free-rig any way , i like it

    thanks for sharing :)

    Written December 05, 2012
  • barong profile picture

    thank :D very very very

    Written June 05, 2013
  • RBrees profile picture

    Amazing rig man!!! I loved the rig of the face. Might you make a tutorial about how to do the rig of the face?

    Written June 18, 2013
  • matthewinglis profile picture

    Wow! This looks great! Wonderful job! :)

    Edited September 02, 2013
  • s1n86d profile picture


    Written September 03, 2013
  • yomanoja1 profile picture

    no one can beat this

    Written September 07, 2013
  • mattmurdock2009 profile picture

    How do I edit the cartoon guy mesh? When I go into edit mode I can adjust the faces and vertices but the changes do not apply in object mode.

    Written October 23, 2013
  • 65 profile picture

    every time i download a rig from blendswap the ratio is 67% and i can not open it can anyone help

    Written October 30, 2013
  • ToadBarfsRainbows profile picture

    I need help! I can move the character to my liking, but if I render it, it changes back to normal! What do I do!?

    Written November 08, 2013
  • AfroSnackey profile picture

    This is mad dope.

    Written December 04, 2013
  • bondy profile picture

    Cool man!

    Written January 04, 2014
  • TowerCG profile picture

    Andrew Price used this for an April Fools TUT! I was so bummed!

    Written April 19, 2014
  • MrColdPizza profile picture

    I'm experiencing a little problem with the rendering. whenever I try to move the eyes, or any part of the rig really, and then render, the whole rig just goes back to its original pose and I just get the standard image. I can only move or delete objects without this problem occurring. does anyone know how to fix this?

    Written September 07, 2014
  • jmdiaz25 profile picture

    big blend congratulations :)

    Written April 28, 2015
  • thododo profile picture

    I can append this rig to another blend file and assign it to a another character, right? Then How do I get my character correctly weight painted? So many bones there....

    Written September 20, 2015
  • Darki profile picture

    yeah nice ! I can create my own game now ! thank you

    Written December 31, 2015
  • iton profile picture

    thank you

    Written October 25, 2016
  • yaoyao963253477 profile picture

    好厉害的模型 喜欢!!!

    Written October 28, 2016
  • fikri221 profile picture

    Can I use this for my animation project?

    Edited January 10, 2017
  • nohayqueponer profile picture

    This work even better !!! Amazing job, thank you so much :D

    Written April 07, 2017
  • pajo profile picture

    Great job!...Thank you sir. I made a little animation test, you can see it here: linked text

    Written January 27, 2018
  • johnnyetmallous profile picture

    great work :)

    Written June 19, 2018
  • dz1krullah profile picture

    Thank you sir, i will learn animating with it, great job!

    Written November 15, 2018
  • FerreroRocher profile picture

    Great! :-)

    Written November 11, 2019
  • MichaelGeorge profile picture

    good job thanks

    Written September 11, 2020
  • Ram profile picture

    Thank you so much . A great piece of work

    Written November 02, 2020
  • sbh1342 profile picture

    Thank you!! Great job!

    Written February 06, 2023