Ahab Rig

Demonstration of the main character rig of my “Death to Moby Dick” video.

The body rig is based on a CAT preset, while custom systems are used for the hands and the face animation. The facial rig is a blended morph system with about 40 morph targets. A custom UI helps to control the rig and layer visibility, and offers access to scripted cloth tools that speed up the multi-layer cloth simulation.

Ahab Rig from Christoph Bülter on Vimeo.


  1. Every time it was struck with a harpoon, you hear these deep whale-like groans to say that it has been hurt and wounded. When the harpoons do pierce the War Rig and the milk sprays out, we use the sounds of whale blowholes.

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