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05-30-2003, 12:11 AM
Hi, or my next project i want to try and create a muscle system on a character. i want to start off with maybe an arm or the upper torso. the only problem is that i haven't the foggiest how to go about, does anyone know know how to go about creating muscles that can be deformed by an animation rig?
05-30-2003, 12:48 AM
Most of the times muscle deformations are done using BlendShapes in combination with SetDrivenKey.
A tutorial about this subject can be found here: http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/wrapskin/
:: Galactor ::
05-30-2003, 01:02 AM
You could also use influence objects on a smooth skined mesh and then put SetDrivenKeys them.
05-30-2003, 01:19 AM
hmm... thats an interesting thought. using blendshapes SDK'ed to bone transformations :surprised
I LIKE IT!!! :scream:
gawd, cant wait to try that one!! holy crap...
05-30-2003, 02:18 AM
Hey guys I found a pretty impresive muscle system. I have tryed blend shapes and influenced objects under smooth skin, and its to heavy or and it takes a grazzie amount of time to set up. This new system is prety simple. I dont remember were I have found it from. I haven't found time to figure it out just yet, but its on my to do list.
05-30-2003, 09:59 AM
Hey Nottoshabi what you mean is this MelScript: Muscles v2.1:: [ By Peter Shipkov ].
It is in the Mel section of Highend3D.
:: Galactor ::
05-30-2003, 04:01 PM
It may be. It is a pretty nice way to do a muscle system like that, it is different.
I did one...it's not that great, but you can check out a demo of it here:
06-03-2003, 04:35 PM
is there any indepth info posted somewhere that explains how to use the muscles v2.1 Melscript?
06-04-2003, 07:01 PM
i´m trying to made a muscle plugin, in my web you can find the beta for the maya 4.5 and tell me what you think about it
larryvm web page (http://www.hbfsolutions.com/larry)
01-15-2006, 07:00 AM
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