Rig

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Rig may refer to the following:

1. Rig is common slang for a desktop computer, especially a custom-built computer. For example, someone may say, "I'm excited about building my new gaming rig," meaning they're purchasing, assembling, and configuring a high-end computer optimized for gaming.

2. A rig or character rig is a software animation tool, or a component of animation software, that assists in the 3-D animation of character models. The rig is visualized as a 3-D virtual skeleton, with bones and joints arranged in a hierarchy. The process of designing and configuring a character rig is called rigging.

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