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MannaTheBerserk
09-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Hi guys,

here I have a little and complex (at least for me) question: how can I avoid the tedious snap effect happening when I make, for example, an arm stay straight from a bent position.

Example: frame 1 the arm is bent at the elbow level, frame 5 the arm is straight and the snapping effect comes.

Another question: is writing an integral into an expression possible with maya?

Thank you very much in advance

Mauro

jipe
09-03-2008, 02:26 AM
The elastik solver (http://michael-hutchinson.com/downloads/index.php) may be what you're looking for. I haven't tried it myself, but it has some pretty cool features.

The other alternative is to key the arm stretch frame-by-frame to avoid IK snap. This only works if your rig has arm stretch, obviously, and it's a bit tedious, but it works well (especially if you use something like cMotionTrail to track the spacing/arc on the elbow or knee joint).

MannaTheBerserk
09-03-2008, 12:20 PM
The elastik solver (http://michael-hutchinson.com/downloads/index.php) may be what you're looking for. I haven't tried it myself, but it has some pretty cool features.

Yes I know it, but unfortunately the plugin is not for Maya 2008 that is the Maya version I'm using (Maya 2008 x64 ext 2).

Thank you anyway

Mauro

underearth
09-06-2008, 09:03 PM
if your setup has stretchy limbs attribute play with them to remove the ikSnap

its known problem, i personally solves it by increasing shoulder and wrist stretch(not autostretch).

check http://3drigger.com/sunny

for quick example of what i am saying..

thematt
09-06-2008, 11:37 PM
me and my collegue wrote a script to automate a process for doing softIk I could share it I guess.
It's based on the XSI tut find here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/www.xsi-blog.com/archives/108).
Will ask if we can share it on monday.

cheers

joie
09-10-2008, 09:04 AM
That would be super cool thematt, will love to test your script :)

Visor66
09-10-2008, 10:26 AM
hey thematt, your link is broken! Would love to see this! As well as your script! ;)

Thanks

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