Create a line on screen which traces the path af an animated object. It’s Substitute for tracing arcs on your screen by hand with a marker. It can be used either as an overlay on your camera view, or in world space. It’s a bake process; like a marker it doesn’t update interactively. Lines are colored to distinguish between multiple traces. Frames are marked along the arc as black dots, with keyframes colored red, and the current frame is highlighted.
Copy this file into your maya scripts directory, for example:
C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/maya/scripts/ml_arcTracer.py
Run the tool in a python shell or shelf button by importing the module, and then calling the primary function:
import ml_arcTracer ml_arcTracer.ui()
Run the UI, and press the buttons to choose the action.
Copy this file into your maya scripts directory, for example: C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/maya/scripts/ml_arcTracer.py Run the tool in a python shell or shelf button by importing the module, and then calling the primary function: import ml_arcTracer ml_arcTracer.ui()
This script requires the ml_utilities module, which can be downloaded here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/morganloomis/ml_tools/master/ml_utilities.py
[Trace Camera] : Trace an arc as an overlay over the current camera. [Trace World] : Trace an arc in world space. [Retrace Previous] : Retrace the previously traced arc. [Clear Arcs] : Clear all arcs.
|Trace an arc as an overlay over the current camera.||Right-click to create a shelf or hotkey|
|Trace an arc in world space.||Right-click to create a shelf or hotkey|
|Retrace the previously traced arc.||Right-click to create a shelf or hotkey|
|Clear all arcs.||Right-click to create a shelf or hotkey|
|2||2011-05-14||minor bug fix involving error with duplicate names|
|3||2011-05-14||Revision notes update.|
|5||2016-12-10||removing euclid dependency|
|6||2017-06-30||Fixing bug with moving cameras, adding line width|
|7||2018-02-17||Updating license to MIT.|
|8||2018-04-09||Test for accuracy to determine whether the fast solution is accurate.|
|9||2018-05-05||Adding shelf support.|
|10||2018-05-06||Added marking menu.|