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Old 10 October 2012   #1
Scripting and Rigging Reel 2012

Hi there!

For quite a while I've wanted to put together some sort of rigging + scripting reel - finally found time. Reel consists mostly of character related scripts + rigs and little bit of vehicles too.

Links:
Demo Reel 2012
Demo Reel 2012 (extended)

Extended version is for those interested, IMO it's nice to see how scripts work compared to just showing the end result. All scripts were written in MaxScript. I've done some scripting over the years, but never as full-time job. Reel consists only of my personal R&D - NO commercial work. I've tried recently learn more "programmer like" approach to scripting.

Contents:
Morph and Texture Tools: Part of these are something I've used at some point, personal favorite is texture map blending script.

Vehicle Rigging: First vehicle rig or rigger I've done. I first built concept rigs then turned the best one into automatic rigging script.

Auto Rigging / Character Rig: It's mostly R&D definitely not ready for production use neither original, but I'm quite happy with it, as it was quite a lot of work. It's built around modules, each part uses shared functions and structs and I tried to be as modular as I could.

Scripts left out: Some tools like "real-time camera switcher" and various other smaller tools which I made were left out, mostly due to time constraints and video length.


Thanks!

P.S.
And big thanks to certain individuals for comments and previewing of the video!
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Old 10 October 2012   #2
good work !
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Old 10 October 2012   #3
Great job!
You've got something there!
My opinion is, a little better presentation would be nice.
Instead of showing the full screen with all the features you have, show it one by one follow by the animation would be nice. Because I have to pause every time you tried to explain how things's doing.

Just an idea
 
Old 10 October 2012   #4
Thanks for comments!

nuternativ: Noted! In the future, I'll definitely plan whole screen capture + editing thing much more carefully.
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Old 10 October 2012   #5
really nice reel, I 've loved it! is there any chance to have a go at the rig? looks awesome!!
 
Old 10 October 2012   #6
metamesh: Thanks and if I may ask, which rig you are talking about?
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Old 10 October 2012   #7
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Originally Posted by Transmuter
metamesh: Thanks and if I may ask, which rig you are talking about?

the one at 2:55, modular character rigging... looks awesome!! all of the tools look awesomea ctually great work
 
Old 10 October 2012   #8
Great stuff man - very solid reel

cheers
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Old 10 October 2012   #9
Great reel,

Very inspiring stuff. All the tools feel flexible and well thought out...
 
Old 10 October 2012   #10
Nice reel! Good job
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Old 10 October 2012   #11
Duncs, Eek, Boucha - Thanks! Sorry for late reply.

metamesh: currently I don't have time to make UIs for rigging part - it's mostly "command line" style creation of rig parts for all components... so it wouldn't be nice to use
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