IK Handles

Creating IK controls for the mesh
The video below will show how to turn your simple skeleton into a well functioning rig. Using neutral objects and contraints controllers for the skeleton can be made. This makes posing and animating the model a whole lot easier as opposed to moving each bone individually.

Handles and Controls from Rebecca Kramp on Vimeo.

This is an earlier and shorter video that sums up the IK handle set up.