Category Archives: Crowdfunding

October Tool: Copy Skin Clusters

Another rigging tool this month. This will simply copy a skinCluster from one skinned mesh to another, with a couple simple but key additions to maya’s existing Copy Skin workflow. First of all, the destination mesh doesn’t need to have a … Continue reading

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September Tool: Ballistic Animation

A lot of times while animating, you need to create simple but convincing physics. This is one of the reasons a bouncing ball is the quintessential animation exercise. This month’s tool is about quickly and easily generating a ballistic arc. For example, say … Continue reading

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August Tool: Color Control

This month’s tool compliments last month. In a recent Maya update Autodesk added support for coloring curves with RGB values, rather than the limited color index. This tool is an interface for coloring a range of controls while gradually changing the color as it goes … Continue reading

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July Tool: Control Library

Rigging tool this month! This is a way to build and keep track of a control curve library. Simply create a nurbsCurve (or open that file you use to save all your control curves), select a curve and export it. An icon gets … Continue reading

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June Tool: ml_pivot

It’s the end of the month, and thanks to my Patreon supporters that means a new tool. This months flavour comes by request, though it remains to be seen whether it works as they hoped. It was a bit of a … Continue reading

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New Tool: Graph Editor Mask

I’ve added a new tool at the end of last month, but have been slow to post about it. Graph Editor Mask is a way of quickly isolating or masking curves in the graph editor by channel, axis, or selection. So … Continue reading

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May Bonus Tool: Frame Graph Editor

This tool comes from a request, and was perfectly timed since even though I was happy to get the shelf out, I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t have a new tool to share. The request came up in this … Continue reading

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Animation Tool Shelf

This month’s tool is a bit of a punt (it’s been a crazy busy month), but something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. It’s all the animation tools bundled as a shelf, with fancy icons! I don’t know … Continue reading

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Time for another Thank You!

The latest round of Patreon supporters include a lot of familiar names (and a lot of talented animators). Thank you, friends! Todd Elliot Carmelo Leggiero Andrew Park Jesse Vickery Dan R. Paulsen

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New Crowdfunded Tool: Tangent Weight

Hello again, another month, another tool! I’m posting this one a bit early, because any day now my family is going to be suddenly indisposed for a while. This months tool is a small one, but is based on another … Continue reading

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