Stylized Realistic Crow Rig (2.8)

by Blender Pirate in Models

***This model was created in Blender 2.8 using Eevee and also works in Cycles***

Here is what peoples are saying about this bird rig:

Aidy Burrows rated it 5 stars & said:

"Very impressive work, both in the rig and the model! Lots of potential uses, the quality allows for close up or duplicated into a flock at a distance, perfect for those ubiquitous VFX background shots! :D Surprisingly versatile too, different bird species can be created from the main model without too much trouble. Author is highly responsive which is easy to see from the previous ratings here, but also generally e.g. social media links. Highly recommended."

Vincent Copyloff rated it 5 stars & said:

 "I was desperately looking for a rigged bird until I found this gem. I've seen other models which cost twice the price, and which aren't even half usable than this one. It's worth every penny : very practical to animate, easily customizable with no timeconsumer in the process ; it allows to focus only on creativity. Really, thank you Mr Landry for sharing this kind of stuff !"

Macey rated it 5 stars & said:

"Looks And works amazing! Been looking through the rig, trying to figure out how you got the wings to behave. As well and looking at the feathers and how you have set them up. Any chance of a tutorial in the future, or at least point me in the right direction.
This is worth every penny, I looks as good as it does in the previews!"


Birds are great to add life and realism to environments and architectural projects as well as animations. Good quality bird that is easy to animate and that looks fairly real is hard to come by simply because they are very hard and time-consuming to create. Especially their wings. Wings are super complex!

I created this stylized realistic crow to challenge myself into making a bird that I could easily animate and use in my own projects. Now that I have achieved my goal, I want to also share this bird with you all so you can also benefit from it.

This rig is very complex and took a lot of time and trial and error to achieve! Over 200 hrs went into making this crow! Think about it, if you'd pay a professional to do this for you at $30 to $60+/hr it would cost you over 6k to 12k + (Well, I am a professional early retired freelancer :P). This is a bargain, ready to animate and can also be edited (feet, head, wings, tail, entire rig can be scaled). The materials can also be easily edited to tweak the look if you need to turn up spec and such.

100% quads, a total of 57 525 verts, 30 316 faces, 60 632 tris at the lowest level (including the feathers) and 166 788 verts, 117 808 faces, 235 616 tris at the highest level (also including feathers). A total of 213 bones with lots of automation so you don't have to animate all those manually.

This rig is super easy to pose and animate. It is rigged with my own custom rig in a full body IK style. There are no animations associated with the rigged crow file.

If you have any question don't hesitate to send me a message!

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