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rebo
12-24-2002, 01:31 AM
What do most people use when dealing with a fairly high res poly or nurbs patch model?

By Indirect skinning i mean via a lower res wrap deformer in maya(not sure about other packages), and by direct skinning i mean by skinning and weighting the CV's / Vertexes directly to the joint rig.

AWAKE
12-26-2002, 07:36 AM
When dealing with nurbs patches, I rock a lattice bind the old fashion way. A series of lattices, with different resolutions for the different parts of the body.

I recently got the gnomon skinning DVD and They ouline a way to use the wrap deformer. It's pretty similar, but the wrap is more intuitive, sice the shapes are closer to the final model. I haven't tried it yet.

Stahlberg
12-27-2002, 05:11 AM
I'm a big fan of the wrap method,
http://www.androidblues.com/rigtut.html
Haven't seen the Gnomon DVD, is it anything like my tut?

Nemises
01-01-2003, 10:53 PM
Hey Steven,
nice tutorial....solved a big problem for me , and is likely the rig solution I'll be using in an upcoming project :)...thanks a bunch :)

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