Introducing Maya 2020 Rigging Features

New rigging features to note, we are putting notes that might get overlooked here from the 2020 Maya Docs so people can focus on just the rigging updates. Cached Playback whitepaper: For riggers, TDs, and plug-in authors who want to understand the Cached Playback architecture so they can benefit from recent performance enhancements in Maya,…

FBX to Biped : There and Back Again

How to match the 3ds Max Biped to your custom skeleton for easy sharing of rigs, animation and better retargeting in MotionBuilder. Use Case: You Have a character rigged for Unreal with custom joint locations using the ART rig. You also have existing animations that are in Max and Maya and you need to have…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Here is one last tip for the year as we are looking forward to what is coming in the way of rigging and animation and workflow…hope this lets you explore and get animating faster! You should by now know aboutĀ  Raf and hisĀ  ephemeral rig concepts (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” could…

Guest Post: Tech Animator Dump: Customizing Radical Heights – Part 1

Source: Tech Animator Dump: Customizing Radical Heights – Part 1 Randall Hess Customizing Radical Heights – Part 1 My work on Boss Key Productions most recent project, Radical Heights, focused a lot on character customization. In this post I’m going to discuss the process and creation of a customizable character for Radical Heights. Having previously…

Maya Time Editor – Learning Series

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.