How to Create a Working Zipper Rig Wtih Bifrost and MASH Deformers

Alexandre Alin shows how to make a neat working zipper rig in Maya using both Bifrost and MASH.

Inspired by Banno Yuki’s fabulous zipping coat and glove animation, Alexandre Alin of Renart Studios put together something similar (although more straightforward) in Maya using Bifrost and borrowing some deformers from MASH, Maya’s motion graphics toolkit.

“I didn’t go as deep into the details as he did and didn’t spend too much time on it, but I still managed to create something neat,” Alin said. The demo certainly zips and looks great!

Download the scene files for this project here.