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10 October 2006, 01:32 PM
Just wondering if anyone has successfully exported a C.A.T. (Character Animation Toolkit) rig to Motionbuilder, characterized it, animated it and then imported it back into Max as fbx, bvh or whatever. If so, I'd like to see the workflow. I'm starting to really get into animation now and can use MB or CAT independantly but would like to know if they could be used together as well. Thanks.

10 October 2006, 10:21 PM
You could try naming the CAT bones according to MB convention and then export to MB. In what way is CAT different to MB? What would be the benefit of combining the two?

10 October 2006, 03:04 AM
Probably isn't a real advantage to combine the two for me. Was just wondering if anyone had actually done it. Would have liked to try doing the bulk of the animation in MB and then using the CAT rig functions in max to do smaller bits. But yes, exporting a CAT rig and renaming/characterizing it works the same as using normal bones.

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