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TRANSFORMER
07-06-2005, 01:47 AM
Hi all!

Here is another free character rigging tool for you:

Alias Maya 6.5 Windows/Linux only!


ARM/HAND-FACTORY - part of the BoneFactoryTools

The ARM/HAND-FACTORY is a free tool for an animator or technical director to
fully automate the character rigging process in Alias Maya. This software will
automatically produce advanced but easy to animate arm- and/or hand-rigs that
will perfectly fit for your characters. It would take hours or days to create such
high quality character setups manually. With the ARM/HAND-FACTORY it takes just
a few mouse clicks.


FEATURES:

An arm or a hand can be created separately or together
Choose between 1 to 5 fingers for the hand setup
Automatically generated animation controls or custom controls can be used
Easy IK / FK blending (classic 3-Bone approach)
Stretchy IK arm with controllable stretch amount
Realistic shoulder movements
Additional forearm joints for realistic forearm deformations
Easy GUI & setup (simply place locators in your mesh for final joint positions)
Locators can be easily mirrored and loaded/saved as templates


Get the file or screenshots at:

www.YouNeedThisMan.com (http://www.YouNeedThisMan.com)


Have fun!

CaptainSam
07-06-2005, 08:50 PM
eh... whats the deal with the compressed code?

thematt
07-06-2005, 10:32 PM
looks nice from the screenshot but I don't understand why you're still using some 3 bones setup, do you find it had any advantage compare to the new implement ik/Fk blend from Maya.

Anyway i'll check your site for update it looks like it will be good, with some new stuff soon to come.

thanks for sharing
cheers

M.E.L.
07-07-2005, 04:39 AM
double post in the forums

-s

john_homer
07-07-2005, 10:52 AM
...but I don't understand why you're still using some 3 bones setup, do you find it had any advantage compare to the new implement ik/Fk blend from Maya.


its more robust...
give me a foot set up with mayas ik/fk blends and I'll show you it break.

.j

MunCHeR
07-07-2005, 03:14 PM
Anyone tried it? Theres nothing on the shelf, script runs OK but the shelf inclued with the zip doesnt have anything on it.

MunCH

TRANSFORMER
07-07-2005, 08:13 PM
Version 0.1 runs only with Alias Maya 6.5 Windows/Linux right now.
I will try to get it running with Maya 6.0 and 6.01 the next days.

:: TiM ::

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