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Revision 2
Last Update 2018-02-17
License MIT

Description

Runs very simple gravity physics on the translation of an object, taking into account initial velocity.

Installation

Copy this file into your maya scripts directory, for example:

C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/maya/scripts/ml_ballisticAnimation.py

Run the tool in a python shell or shelf button by importing the module, and then calling the primary function:

import ml_ballisticAnimation
ml_ballisticAnimation.main()

Usage

Simply select a static or animated object, highlight or set your frame range, and run the script. If your object is already animated, the initial velocity will be calculated based on the position one frame before the frirst frame of the frame range.

Requirements

This script requires the ml_utilities module, which can be downloaded here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/morganloomis/ml_tools/master/ml_utilities.py

License

Copyright 2018 Morgan Loomis Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Installation

Copy this file into your maya scripts directory, for example: C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/maya/scripts/ml_ballisticAnimation.py Run the tool in a python shell or shelf button by importing the module, and then calling the primary function: import ml_ballisticAnimation ml_ballisticAnimation.main()

Revision History

Revision Date Note
1 2016-10-01 First publish.
2 2018-02-17 Updating license to MIT.