Rhythm and Hues‘ Kevin Jackson breaks down his Animation Blocking Method for saving time when creating animation. Kevin is using mgTools for Maya which is an animation workflow enhancement package for Maya centered around efficiency and speed.

Kevin Jackson writes: A quick tutorial demonstrating my blocking method for animation. I developed this technique when I started in the industry back in 2007. A huge thanks to Miguel Winfield for creating the anim Recorder tool at my request.

Tools and rigs:

MGtools 2.5

Malcolm Rig – courtesy of the Anim School

PoseLib – A useful tool to save poses for later use


  1. really cool stuff! thanks for posting. Will definitely try this on my next shot with some flipping.


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