Category Archives: Norman

Pre-Announcement Announcement

I got a little plug from my old teacher Andrew Gordon over at Spline Doctors, so I figured now is as good a time as any to talk a bit about what I’ve been up to behind the curtain over … Continue reading

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Norman for Softimage

Max Evgrafov has taken the time to translate Norman to Softimage: It can be downloaded here. Thanks Max!

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How to Animate with Norman

I feel like Norman’s been around forever now so it’s always fun to get surprised by him again. Kudos to Giovanni Braggio for this great idea and execution: animation tutorial part. 1 AKA “the secret of animation” from giovanni braggio … Continue reading

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Norman for Blender

This is so cool, I didn’t realize that someone ported Norman to Blender. Nice to see Creative Commons in action! I’ve been playing a bit with Blender recently, it’s a really impressive piece of software for being free and open … Continue reading

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Selecting Norman Controls

Norman’s naming convention is set up in such a way that it’s easy to grab all controls, or types of controls, using a name search. All controls are prepended with “ctrl” followed immediately by the type of control, such as … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Norman Ik/Fk Matching

I’ve gotten a lot of emails from people having trouble using the mlAutoIkFk.mel script that is downloaded with Norman. Pretty much everyone who has an issue gets this error: // Error: line 1: Cannot find procedure “mlAutoIKFK”. The real problem … Continue reading

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Norman Variations

I just came across Romain Digonnet’s website, and maybe this is old news, but he’s been stockpiling a collection of Norman variations! This is something we always wanted to do but never really had the time or motivation to organize, … Continue reading

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Norman Online

For reals this time. Get him here: Norman is free to use for non-commercial purposes, as stated in the license. Animate him, edit him, pass him along, and have fun!  Thanks to everyone who contributed: Leif Jeffers Peter Starostin … Continue reading

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