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11-13-2008, 06:33 AM
I am new to LIghtwave and I would like to know if somebody knows a tutorial to do a rig like Generi for Maya, which you can select the bones by clicking on some shapes.
Any help would be appreciated.
11-13-2008, 07:26 AM
ahh...like a GUI picker...there great. I've got one in Maya too from Jason Ryan Animation. I haven't seen anything like this yet for rigs with in LW. But in the mean time here is a link to some great rigs to play with: http://www.spinquad.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12458&highlight=animation+mentor
Check some of the later pages, they were relinked. If you still can't get them PM me and I'll send them to you. ;)
11-13-2008, 01:37 PM
Thank you for the link Larry. I will check what can I found there.
11-17-2008, 08:59 PM
For the GUI part, you may want to take a look to Character Picker from Jacobo Barreiro (http://www.jacobobarreiro.com/jweb/scripts/) though I haven't tried with last LW version, there are others character pickers too (commercial options).
11-18-2008, 08:20 PM
I'm assuming you're talking about control objects. If so, then yes, but they're not created using curves although i'm sure you could. Instead, create a null, and in the geo tab there should be something like null shape or something, you can choose between several different shapes and colors(active and unactive). I haven't touched lw for about 3 years though so I could be wrong.
11-19-2008, 10:49 AM
You can make/model whatever control object you want.
There's a Lscript in the manual that converts any model into a nullobject.
So it doesn't render.
On Flay.com there's even a collection of Control objects in some plug I think.
11-19-2008, 06:02 PM
Maestro also uses a custom GUI for selecting and moving rigs, highly recommended for rigging.
11-19-2008, 06:02 PM
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