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tomekp
06-13-2011, 12:16 AM
I've done some skinning recently and I've noticed that Paint Skin Weights Tool has reflection option, but it is disabled. Fortunately you can enable it using artAttrSkinPaintCtx command. Here's a simple script that enables reflection:

string $ctx = `currentCtx`;
if ( $ctx != "artAttrSkinContext") {
ArtPaintSkinWeightsTool;
$ctx = `artAttrSkinPaintCtx`;
setToolTo $ctx;
}
artAttrSkinPaintCtx -e -rn 1 $ctx;

I haven't done much testing, but it seems to work fine - I hope someone will find it useful.

I'm sorry if someone posted about this feature earlier - I haven't found any similar thread.

royg
06-13-2011, 01:09 AM
You don't need a script for this. Open the tool settings panel and drop down the "stroke" section. Turn reflection on in there.

tomekp
06-13-2011, 07:08 AM
There's a checkbox for reflection in stroke section, but it is dimmed - I attached a screenshot. Maybe that's version specific - currently I'm using Maya 2012 64Bit on Linux, but I think it looks the same on Windows. Please, correct me if I'm wrong.

republicavfx
06-13-2011, 04:00 PM
always been dimmed for me....ill try this later today after the commute...thanks

republicavfx
06-14-2011, 01:24 AM
tried this today...pretty useful. too bac u cant paint symmetrical bones simultaneously...that would be cool...but this is good for torsos and arms too if u switch the axis

Nice

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