Nelson Hurst Blog

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Hi, I am Nelson Hurst, an independent animator, software engineer, and game developer. Welcome to my old developer blog. This site features my old projects and an archived animation and game developer resource collection.

As for the visitors who are wondering, yes, I am the same guy who created ShockAnime and Genryu’s Blade many years ago. I had plans for a sequel to Genryu’s Blade, but that will be on the back burner until I have a story worth developing. Also, this website was formerly known as, in case you were redirected here from my Page on the Norman Rig. Thanks for visiting.

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Nelson Hurst Top Maya Rigs for Maya
Top Character Rigs for Maya (Free and Premium)
Download Norman Rig used by Pixar Students
Xna CheatSheet
XNA 3.1 to XNA 4.0 CheatSheet
Watch Genryu’s Blade, Classic Animated Short Film