Character Rig Assistant
Iâ€™m developing a script to make it possible to control a character and also to have a pose library for it. All this is based on a study created by a Brazilian animator named Marcelo Ortiz. He created his character control with XSI and Iâ€™ve been trying to do it with 3ds Max. As a matter of fact - the character Iâ€™m using was also created by him and he was kind to let me use it on my studies.
To use - you have to unzip this archive into the script folder - located in
3ds Maxâ€™s root - and then run the control.ms file through the menu â€œmax script /
I didnâ€™t get to far down into facial controls - with was the main reason why I
started this exercise. The thing is that Iâ€™m still having trouble with the
reaction manager - the scripts floating window and also testing other
possibilities to see which is the best way to link objects with morph targets
and bones. Iâ€™m just releasing the .max file so that the interface can be
tested - ok?!
Wellâ€¦ let me explain a little bit about the interface - cause I still havenâ€™t
translated it to English. Iâ€™ll to that as soon as I have everything working
Iâ€™ve organized it like this:
The first tab has the controls to select - hide/unhide - turn on/off IKâ€¦ the
characters bones and helpers.
The cool thing about this screen is that you will be able to work with all
the characterâ€™s bones and control objects hidden - so this way you have a clean
view port and not having to worry about zooming in and out or changing the
viewâ€™s angle to select small objects.
The second tab is the library (face - body - left and right hands). There - you
can load (clicking on top of the image) - save and delete a pose.
The third tab is to mirror. But itâ€™s still under construction =p
So I guess that it! This script is still in testing and developing stage. So
if you find a glitches - bugs - whateverâ€¦ or have any suggestion to improve it -
please email me. Iâ€™d really appreciate your feedback!!
PS1: The characterâ€™s skin is not in its finest tuning... Iâ€™ll fix it as soon as
I have some spare time. =p
PS2: Thanks to Priscilla (Bibinha) and Patrick (D-3) that are helping me
with my English.