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welcome to Pixar next lesson you learn to read your own character if you've gone for the animation lesson you've already learned how to create an animated performance of a bouncing ball we gave you controls which allowed you to move the ball around or stretch it like this or squash it like that these transformations are defined by different kinds of deformers for example a rotator former will let you rotate the ball a translator former will allow you to move the ball in any direction and a scale de forma can be used to squash the ball when it hits the ground figuring out and creating these deformers it's a job of a rigger it's pretty simple when done with a ball it gets a lot more complicated when dealing with a car and a human baby is really hard as you can see I'm standing next to this giant lamp who is featured in Lux a junior when the first short films made at Pixar the lamps are just solid objects about her own movement or emotions a young animator named John Lasseter believed he could make it into an actor he saw had a Schlampe could become a lifelike character it was given a simple rig this rig is made up of deformers that could make the lamp rotate translate and scale in 1986 a rigging artist named eben a speii had to work extremely hard to create a software that would rigged a lamp and allow John to create its animated performance in the rest of this lesson you'll get to create a rig which will allow us to animate our lamp before we rig a lamp we need to examine them closely you'll notice that it consists of a base amid and a lamp head and this is connected by joints that rotate and what you'll notice is that one rotational deformity which causes it to rotate and there is a dependence of the other joints upon that rotation the pins of one part of another is what we call a hierarchy and it's our job as a rigger to determine what that hierarchy is so that when one joint rotates all the other joints will follow in this first exercise let's rig our lamp with a simple patience we talked about you will do this by dragging the rotate the former's onto each of the joints with just four rotates it is possible to create poses that express a wide range of emotions and actions typically a rigger will test a rig by creating a number of poses that will show off what a rig can do these people are also riggers