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Cheryl Briggs  

Associate Professor of Emerging Media
  • Maya
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  • Premiere
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Animate
  • Motion Builder
  • Vicon
  • Shogun
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  • Renderman
  • Houdini 3D
  • Harmony
  • TVPaint
  • G-Suite
  • Microsoft Office
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  • Windows

PLEASE NOTE: If you ordered a copy of the 2nd Edition of An Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging and it arrived with the interior fully in black & white, please contact customer service for a free replacement full color version, noting the error in printing. 

Online form:


In North, Central & South America

1-800-634-7064 (toll-free)

In Australia and New Zealand

+61 2 8778 9999

In the United Kingdom/Rest of World

+44 (0) 1235 400524

My upcoming publication is the second edition of An Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging, February, 2021.

“While some rigging books focus too much on the theory of rigging and provide little instruction; others do the exact opposite and offer no reasoning behind the button-pushing. The Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging, 2nd Edition, however, offers a perfect balance. Cheryl Briggs’ text is built for the classroom, with step-by-step tutorials that guide the reader through the rigging process. With vibrant screenshots and a plethora of helpful tips, this book provides a strong foundation in character rigging for anyone who wants to pursue 3D animation or more advanced rigging topics., CRC Press.

Click HERE to download the Maya project files which accompany the book. (2.06 GB)

Animation Reel

Below find a current reel of some of my animation work from over the years.

Student Work

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Below find a current reel of some of my student's animation work. On these films I acted as lead faculty advisor.

Video tutorials:

Autodesk Maya

The videos below are inspired by Animator Friendly Rigging by Jason Schliefer. I have updated and adjusted the techniques for a current and more practical solution.