Installation

Note

This doc is made for latest Blender versions. For Blender 2.79 users, the old doc can be downloaded here.


Installing the Addons

Extract the downloaded .zip file in a new folder (name it Auto-Rig Pro for example), it contains 3 addons to install.

If you use Blender 2.79, the addons are located in the 2.79 folder.

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Important

Don’t unzip rig_tools.zip and auto_rig_pro-master.zip

See below to install the addons.

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Auto-Rig Pro

The main addon to rig characters.

  • In Blender, click Edit > Preferences in the top bar menu, Add-ons > Install…

  • Look for the addons directory, select auto_rig_pro-master.zip then click Install from File

  • Check the box next to the addon in the list to enable it.

Proxy Picker

The addon to select bones using the separate interface.

  • In Blender, click Edit > Preferences in the top bar menu, Add-ons > Install…

  • Look for addons directory, select proxy_picker.py then click Install from File

  • Check the box next to the addon in the list to enable it.

Rig Tools (extra)

  • Only install the Rig Tools addon rig_tools.zip if you don’t install the Auto-Rig addon (e.g. after rigging your character, you can send it to the animator to ensure the IK snaps and other rig functions). Do not to install both addons, it could potentially lead to internal conflicts.