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06 June 2010, 03:18 AM

I'm trying to put together an fbx file that has multiple animation sequences (ie walk cycle, run cycle, jump, climb) for a single character. I have exported all the animation sequences individually from Maya as fbx, all's good, and I have my fbx character. I tried importing the sequences into the character but it seems to overwrite the animation.

One workaround is doing this in a text editor. But is there is a way to somehow import or load all the animation in Maya and export it out to an fbx (so that when I pass the fbx onto my programmer he ends up with all the actions) without going in and copy/pasting huge chunks of text in a text editor?


06 June 2010, 02:25 PM
There are a couple ways to do this.

First way.
Import via FBX into Maya and open the dope sheet and move all the keys forward in the time line to a set frame count like all walks start on frame 500 and jumps are on frame 600 and so forth. This gives each action roughly 100 frames if you need more make some adjustments it shouldn't be too bad.

Second way.
Go grab a copy of the ColladaMaya plugin (feelingsofts Maya Collada Export/Inport codex) this has a import at frame # and will allow you to add in new animations before or after a given frame number.

There are some other ways these are just two. =)

06 June 2010, 11:54 PM
Thanks mate,

I'll give that a try. I think I might have to look into Motion Builder.


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