Posing Rigs

John Jacobsen
Sunday, April 5, 2009

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Been following along with Justin Chin about how to create posing rigs with SketchUp. Whereas he is using it to pose detailed 3D models (with an eye to making a comic and/or film using SketchUp), my interest relates more to orienting figures in space for paintings — placing the masses, in perspective. So far it seems promising, though I have yet to carry it through to a real painting.

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Figure 1: Posing rig example

Though the tools are contemporary, the approach dates at least to the 16th Century:

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Figure 2: Drawing by Luca Cambiaso

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