Welcome to Project Avatarah
Project Avatarah is one of Cogswell College’s on-campus project courses that creates character rigs for animators. Students design, model, texture and rig these characters using ZBrush, Maya, Photoshop and Houdini. Supervised by our industry-experienced professors, this cross-disciplinary project provides students the invaluable experience of working in a studio-like environment alongside their peers. This allows them to gain experience in team structure, efficiency in communication, working in a pipeline. The goal of this project is to provide professional quality rigs to animate—created by students for students—and eventually release them to animators around the world.
Jonali Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor with Cogswell College’s Digital Art & Animation program, and formerly with noted game companies Secret Level and Factor5, spearheads the Cogswell student-developed 3D animatable rigs project in concert with game industry professional Sergio Sykes. Sykes, currently with EMOTIV and formerly with Massive Black, is involved with the Cogswell program as an industry rigging artist and Adjunct Faculty Member.
Here's a sample of our student-created rigs available for download. Join our mailing list below and we'll let you know when our next character rig releases!