This is a fully-posable paper prop rig I recently created for a personal project. The rig is a nurbs model driven by softMod deformers, which can be modified through the rigs controls. It is a fully scalable rig, with a movable/animatable pivot. I thought this would be useful to share with other animators whom are in need of a piece of paper to use as a prop. In order to use all of the features, you will need to download and install the zooToolbox scripts by Hamish McKenzie. You can find them at the following link:  Download zooToolbox

Update: Version v1.1
If you need a version of the rig that does not require zooToolbox to use, I have made a modified version with the animatable pivot controls located in the Channel Box. To use the new version of the animatable pivot:
1. Turn on Pivot Control visibility on the Master Mover in the Channel Box.
2. Select the Pivot control (Yellow Cube Control), then change “Move Pivot” to “On” in the Channel Box.
3. Move the MasterPivot_Mvr to where you want the new pivot location to be.
4. If you want to move the pivot without setting a key, change “Mover Mode” to “Snap” in the Channel Box.
5. If you want to move and key the pivot, change “Mover Mode” to “Snap + Key” in the Channel Box.
Download v1.1

For a full demo of the rig, check out the video below. Enjoy!


  1. ravi teja varma
    April 4, 2014

    hey tim

    buddy thanx a lot for sharing the rig….I was animating a shot and need of a paper rig…..and ur rig works like a charm…..thanx once again….u rock buddy


    • Tim Kallok
      April 10, 2014

      Hey Ravi,

      Thank you for the feedback! I am happy to hear that the rig is working well for you!


  2. Eddie E. Givens, Jr.
    June 30, 2014

    Thank you so much for making this! This is exactly what I needed for my first shot in Class 04: Intro to Acting at Animation Mentor. So glad I found your site. Great work, man! :)

    • Tim Kallok
      July 1, 2014

      Hey Eddie!
      Thanks for checking out the rig! I hope it works ok for your shot. Good luck with your class at AM!

  3. Sam
    December 10, 2016

    Thank you for making this rig! It’s exactly what I needed for one of my acting shots for school (and it seems to be working just fine in maya 2016). Thanks again!


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