Tagged 'skinning'

Autoweight - Automatic skinning tool for 3ds Max

20 votes

Autoweight is a script designed for 3D Studio Max helping you speeding up the skinning process of characters and machines.
You define special polygon regions and the script finds the appropriate bones, calculates the appropriate skin-vertices and sets up smooth transitions between those regions.

There are also Youtube video tutorials explaining the script step-by-step.

The new version 1.0 comes with an installer so you don't need to hassle around with the mzp-stuff anymore.

JOINT BEND-RIG

68 votes

 

 Joint Bend Rig Elbow Setup PreviewJOINT BEND RIG Shoulder Setup Preview

A Tool to greatly speed up and simplify the process of skinning the joints of characters,especially shoulders and hips which are notoriously difficult to skin. THE NEW VERSION 2 OF THE JOINT BEND RIG HAS A BIAS CONTROL TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF TWIST IN THE JOINT

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Auto mesh Skinning

13 votes


This script is for fast and accurate mesh skinning, but it won't generate skin for production ready. There will by always something to correct weights.

It's very simple all You have to do to set slice boxes. Just watch video and everything should be clear.

In version 0.6 there is simple automatic mirroring made. The rigg should be set in x=0 position.

All comments and suggestions are welcome.

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- Script didn't work with bones which had space in names - Not any more :]

Modifier Auto-Select

50 votes

This is a tool I put together because sometimes you have to work with modifiers on multiple nodes and the modifiers aren't at the very top of the stack. You’re constantly having to select the node and then selecting the proper modifier. Prime example of this is when you have a turbosmooths on top of all of your geometry while you are either skinning or modelling. It would be much easier, and save quite a bit of time, if every time you selected a node you just automatically were on the skin modifier or edit poly modifier.

boneStretch

71 votes

This tool will change the color of bones based on their squash/stretch amount, providing the user with feedback if they have gone beyond a desired threshold. It will live update as you move around and animate in the viewport.

Skin Helper

15 votes

A tool to help setting vertex weights when skinning.

Changes in version 0.90:

  • Added: option to sort list by bone name (turned on by default).
  • Added: Restoring the bones list position after list update (if possible).
  • Fixed: updating values didn\'t work sometimes due to precision issues.

Changes in version 0.85:

Weight Pro v2.0

5 votes

WeightPro is a 3ds Max plugin for automatic, fast and smooth Skin modifier weighting, no matter if the mesh has good or messy topology. It voxelizes the mesh with the skeleton using GPU to calculate the shortest distances between bones and vertices.
It allows you to make adjustments during posing in realtime.

Available for 3ds Max versions: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.


LH | Auto-skin

4 votes

Complete assistance to skin any 3ds Max rig !

LH | Auto-Skin will automate all the heavy skinning, leaving only finition to make manuelly, or even, in somes cases, skinning will not need editing! To make this operation, the tool will generate a "sliced" character/object, animators will be able to use this low character/object to animate more faster!

Skin Envelope Manipulator

17 votes

With this script you can fast and easy setup skin Envelopes for your character or other object that has skin modifier.

AK-BonesPro to Skin

10 votes

as we all know bonesPro is incredibly fast vs skin that is very safe, plus after all BP is a plugin and maybe sometime digimation guys decide to donot update it for upper max versions...so it will be a good idea to be able to convert BP data to skin. So this script does it for you, I hope you like it.
It applies skin modifier right after BP and keeps any other modifiers obove it; also it dissables BP but keeps it for you.If you have a dense mesh it will be slow but for modeles under 1500 vertices it works fast.