Another personal animation test, this time while testing/developing a new tool called bhMultiples which is designed to make the process of creating multiple limbs for a cartoon motion blur effect easier.
Hey Animators, I’ve added a small but useful update to my ‘Timeline Markers’ tool for Maya.
Recently I’ve been using this a lot while working on game animations with a lot of separate actions in the same Maya file and I found I wanted a quick way to set the timeslider to each animation range, so now if you hold CTRL while clicking on a marker it will set the timesliders Start range to that frame and if you hold ALT while clicking on a marker it will set the timesliders End range to that frame. It’s a very quick way to set things up for working on a section, or baking out to FBX etc. Hope it comes in handy!
Download it here
Tiny workflow improvement update for bhGhost – if a hide ghosts layer already exists in the Maya scene when you launch the tool the ‘Hide on Playback’ checkbox will be enabled to reflect that. NB This feature only works in Maya 2016 +.
Download it here
Another small update for bhGhost, this one allows you to make the outlines much thicker for when your character is very big in the scene and it’s difficult to see them.
As usual it’s available on my Maya downloads page.
I rigged Shadow the cat for the online animation school iAnimate and wanted to try it out on my own shot so I also rigged the free BB8 model from getwrightonit and put them together. Hopefully people on the internet like cats.. and Star wars. 🙂
A second test of my bhMultiples script, still exploring the workflow and how best to use it. After doing this one I have a list of options I want to add to the tool now to make it faster and easier to use.
The rig I’m using here by the way is the great new Marty rig from iAnimate.net.
A new update for bhGhost, which takes advantage of a new feature in Maya 2016 which will give better performance when ghosting heavy geometry.
I animated this quick shot in an hour or so to test out my bh_Multiples script to see how the workflow works in practice (vimeo.com/149532518). Not totally successful but I learned a couple of things doing it and it was fun to do. It also gave me some ideas for how to improve the script.