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

There are two versions available for download, depending on the Blender version you want to use:

  • Auto-Rig Pro 3.40 for Blender 2.79

  • Auto-Rig Pro 3.41 and above for Blender 2.8, 2.9

Extract the .zip file in a new folder (name it Auto-Rig Pro for example).

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It contains:

  • The addons directory including the addons to install

  • The remap_presets directory, including preset files that may be used with the Remap tool.

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 bone 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.