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

Auto-Rig Pro is a set of 3 addons available for download.

Important

Do not unzip rig_tools_x.xx.xx.zip and auto_rig_pro_x.xx.xx.zip, keep them as .zip files

Important

If you use Blender 2.79, download the “Blender 2.79 Legacy” zip file, and unzip the content in a new folder on your hard drive. Then install the addons (.zip files) as explained below

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

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Auto-Rig Pro

The main addon to rig characters.

  • Select auto_rig_pro_x.xx.xx.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.

  • 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_x.xx.xx.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.