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06 June 2003, 02:12 AM
Does any one remember how to make adjustable fingers and automated at the same time? :shrug:

I knew but I forgot. :hmm:

06 June 2003, 07:28 AM
1.)edit->'add attribute'-> indexCurl, middleCurl ect... to a locator
2.) Use 'set driven key' with the added attributes driving the rotation of the joints.

this is for maya.

06 June 2003, 05:12 PM
Usually you'll add two sources of data together and then send the sum to the actual joint/null being controlled.

For example, in Maya you could have an attribute for curling the index finger, and it generates values that are plugged into all three of the index finger's joints (IndexCurl). But then you have three other controls which control the joints individually (IndexA, IndexB, IndexC). You would use a plusMinusAverage node to add the IndexCurl and IndexA value together and put it on JointA. Then you'd add IndexCurl and IndexB together and put it on JointB, etc. Then you can use the IndexCurl control to automate the entire finger at once, and the individual joint controls for tweaking on top of that.

That's the basic theory at least.

Is that what you were looking for?

Michael Duffy

06 June 2003, 07:08 PM
MDuffy thats exactly wht I'm looking for.

I have tried your method from the basic idea you have described in the previous post, but somethings just dont ad up. Can you be a little more specific. Please? :)

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