Cogswell College students in the digital art & animation program have developed and created downloadable 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: Avatarah.
The first character from Avatarah, Cogswell the Dragon, has just been released via open source data to the general public. A few of the additional 11 original characters will be exclusively for usage by Cogswell College students, but the school plans to release a number of additional character 3D rigs for download.
To download these 3D rigs, visit: http://www.cogswell.edu/modeling-rigs/project-avatarah-free-rigs.php#sthash.VCo7Ksuu.dpbs
Jonali Bhattacharyya, assistant professor with Cogswell College’s Digital Art & Animation program, and formerly with noted game companies Secret Level and Factor5, spearheads the Cogswell student-developed 3D animatable rigs project in concert with game industry professional Sergio Sykes. Sykes, currently with EMOTIV and formerly with Massive Black, is involved with the Cogswell program as an industry rigging artist and Adjunct Faculty Member.