So one of the projects going on in my department has been the creation of a new character rig for animation. Over 2500 students and alumni (including myself) used our previous rig, Bishop, in thousands of animated shots over the past 5 years. As such many of the shots began looking the same since the rigs rarely changed unless the student knew how to build hair/clothes/etc. Even recruiters were beginning to complain that there was little character variety between reels, especially since so many AM students are now out in the industry and showing their reels.
Well last week we finally announced Bishop 2.0! This changes everything!
Congrats to every at AM who worked on this over the past 6 months and I can't wait to see what cool new characters (ie Bishop mods) students come up with!