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Maya Time Editor – Learning Series

 

A getting started series on the Time Editor in Autodesk Maya by Steven Roselle

A getting started series on the Time Editor in Autodesk Maya by Steven Roselle. This is a very clear ramp up on using the Time Editor to create, blend, edit and time warp animations in a non-destructive and non-linear animation editing tool. Must watch for animators in Maya.

Our friend and Maya master Steven Roselle from My Oh Maya is creating a series of videos on the Time Editor tool. These are a great starting point for anyone who still has not tried it yet. He also covers some tips and workflows that, if you have used the Time Editor, there is a good chance you missed or overlooked. He covers clip creation and re-use, time warps, animated icons for your pose library, matching clips and transferring animation to name a few examples.

While not yet a MotionBuilder replacement it offers a much better option than the older TRAX workflow in Maya. The Time Editor among other things gives your the ability to work with diffrent “TAKES” in Maya out of the box like an animator could with MotionBuilder, allowing more than once timeline of animation at a time in a fast way without hacking it with the older Animation Layer system.

Maya Time Editor Part 1 – Getting Started

Maya Time Editor Part 2 – Clips and Sources

Maya Time Editor Part 3 – Baking and Exporting

Maya Time Editor Part 4 – Clip Remapping

Maya Time Editor Part 5 – Blending and Retiming

Maya Time Editor Part 6 – Clip Layers

 

 

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Maya #rigtip – Jaw Translation on Vimeo

Nice rig tip on using the remap value node to improve the feel and look of the jaw in motion, from our alumnus Greg Hendrix. #rigtip #faceRigging #Maya #Autodesk

Greg Hendrix

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Mocap Online – Motionbuilder UE4 Root Motion Animation Retargeting

Something that comes up often is dealing with hip vs root bone motion and having to either add or remove it to work with diffrent game engines or mix and match move sets. If you are a AAA team and have tech artists and experienced editors it is a challenge but if you are an independent game studio or a lone artist, this might simply be impossible as was the case for the people who reached out to us.

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/motionbuilder-forum/working-with-root-translation-in-motionbuilder/m-p/7517630

I passed this on to Crispin and he worked up a great and clear tutorial on how to get motion ready for Cry Engine using their Motus Mocap online animations.

Click the image and check out the video on their blog post

 

Motionbuilder Tutorial - UE4 Root Motion Retargeting

 

A Motionbuilder tutorial discussing how to re-target animations from one character to another, and transfer the full Root motion correctly and accurately – even if there is a scale difference between the two rigs.

INDEX is below to jump directly to any section. The question came up on the Autodesk forums. Shout out to Brad Clark with Rigging Dojo, our friends at Crytek and CryEngine, and Epic and the Unreal Engine.
INDEX: 0:00 Introduction
01:49 Basics – Settings, Extensions, Constraints and Match Source
07:41 Plotting and Results
08:16 Scaling – Why do it and problematic results.
12:25 Some things are simpler than they first seem… Doh
13:40 Scaling – The Simple Fix and Results
17:00 Vertical Root Motion – Yes it works, an example.
19:57 Plot All Takes and Editing afterwards.

Rigging Dojo – http://www.riggingdojo.com
CryEngine – https://www.cryengine.com/
Unreal Engine – https://www.unrealengine.com

https://www.MocapOnline.com
http://www.MotusDigital.com

 

If you are needing more MotionBuilder training and help you can check out our other free tips and tutorials, dig in with our paid on-demand workshop or get custom studio training and consulting like Epic Games, EA and Sony have (contact us for information).

 

 

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Skinning Rigtip for a little known tool

Move Weights tool, a little known tool that you should be using to make skinning easier and allow for added control in a pinch. TDs can use it to speed up skinning by copying good weighting to new joints for twist, like shoulders to a few new twist joints in the upper arm for example.

Mesh and Rig from 3dfiggins.com/Store/ AnimRig – Amazing Spiderman – Free Download

Rig free from 3dfiggins.com/Store/ that we used for this #rigTip video.

 

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Cult of Rig : Season 00 Day 010 Finishing Pedals and GodNode Components

Season 00 Day010 Stream – Finishing Pedals and GodNode Components

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Pilot Season – Download

 

Rigging Dojo Notes:

This week we are not doing much of a breakdown, there are many details and things that you simply have to watch through the video to understand and get the most from. We will pick out a few things that we want to explain or highlight. Enjoy!

God node (Master control)

  • Drive the whole rig but doesn’t have to be in world space
  • top_top_world_ node, hidden, used by only shot final, this is the world space of your rig, the GodNode would be under it

Building the component

cult of rig god node hiearchy

  • Building a non-cyclic constraint

Connecting the God Node component in to the rig

there is a good few bits of trouble caused by the node editor not being set to sync… jump to here to see the hook up of the offset nodes

Maya name space : “underworld” and all the connective nodes between SRT nodes get assigned that name space.

On to the next video!

 

 

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