bhGhost Update 1-08

By far the most popular script I’ve created so far is my ‘bhGhost’ tool for Maya. I’ve gotten amazing response from animators all around the world about it. Here’s the original preview video I made to demonstrate an early version of it.

Just the other day I was asked a question by the person whose lecture originally inspired me to create bhGhost, Jason Ryan (supervising animator at Dreamworks and founder of iAnimate).

Jason was wondering if it was possible to ghost only the keys in a selected range of the timeslider. Well, at the time that wasn’t possible but I thought it was a great suggestion so I added that function to it. Here’s a video demonstrating the new workflow. bhGhost is free to download from my Maya downloads page here.

There’s also a video I made on the general workflow with the original version (all of which is still valid) along with some tips on potential uses of it.

And one last video, this shows an earlier update where I added a function to create shelf buttons for different characters in your shot, making it much quicker to switch the ghost tool from character to character.