So this was a good attempt initially but is lacking in several areas.
But I haven’t given up yet. At this point I actually jumped and started working on Buddy.
Also as an added benefit we had a animation/rigger start at work so I got to pick her brain on rigging etc.
She has done some real world work and also been through fullsails animation program.
So the rig I end up using with buddy and later on with JB is much improved. Not to mention I get to write expressions, utility code and even a plugin in the process of building his rig.
The upcoming posts will continue with Version 2 of JB, or you can jump over and check out some of the work on Buddy the Manatee.