We recently undertook a commission to produce a bespoke armature for Ruby Ruth Dolls. They make some really fun characters, which are going to look great animated.

Their characters feature large eyes and the brief required these to be movable. As a result the final armature is already full of character.

Bespoke Stop Motion Armature for Ruby Ruth Dolls

Here is the armature alongside the character that it is going to become.

Custom made, bespoke stop motion armature alongside final character

The final character is going to be quite weighty, so we made a heavy duty rig to be used with it. To ensure maximum strength, we employed parallel joints:

Double Stop Motion Rigging Joint for Maximum Strength

Here is the finished rigging system.

Stop Motion Rigging System from Animation Supplies

The armature and rigging system were made using a combination of custom made components together with components from our ProPlus and Standard Armature kits.