"Athenaeum" is my master's thesis submission to SCAD. It was created with the assistance of my brother, Brent Austin. I modeled, rigged and animated the characters. Brent rendered and lit the library set and I modeled the philosopher busts.
A demonstration of some of the features for the red iguanodon. I built the character model, textures, and its rig.
For the green iguanodon in Athenaum, I used the "Advanced Skeleton" auto-rigger to lay the basic rig and added my own face and digit assets. While I could have done it completely on my own It ended up saving lots of production time. I utilized a custom toe and finger rigger that I wrote myself for the hands and feet.