View Full Version : delete rig, save pose in mesh

09 September 2008, 04:49 PM
Hi Guys

I am hoping someone can help me with this. I have a character that I rigged using set up machine and posed him. I am interested in making a rapid proto type of this character(3d priting). I am now wondering that if I used a specific plug in to rig my character that it might cause problems when I send the file to the 3D priting company as they might not have it. I will also ask them this but I wanted to get some feedback from you guys too.

Is it possible to some how delete the rig but still keep the pose on the mesh? I know it sounds silly but I'm kinda new to the modeling and rigging side of things. Would it involve converting the maya file to another format that would somehow freeze the mesh into a pose?
Thank you in advance!

09 September 2008, 05:13 PM
Not sure what app setup machine is for, but if its Maya, just select the mesh, go to Edit ---> delete by type ----> history.
not sure for other apps, but I would assume they have some kind of function that is similar, for removing the history of an object.

09 September 2008, 09:17 AM
THank you! I'll try that

09 September 2008, 03:09 PM
just save it out as an obj or some other file format...

09 September 2008, 05:29 PM
It's actually quite easy to do.

Just select the mesh, then duplicate it (ctrl + d). Then delete the rig, controls, & old mesh and save as a different scene name.

That should work for you.

09 September 2008, 12:07 PM
Cool! Thanks for the replies guys!

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