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Old 09 September 2006   #31
Great video tutorial on MB

hey everyone, I found prolly the best MB tutorial video that shows the general pipeline for MB and maya. The MB part of it is really amazing and shows things like mocap data clean up. You can dl the tutorial for $25 or buy the cd for $75. I'll say it's really worth it. The link is

hopefully that will help some people
Old 10 October 2006   #32
I made a quick video tutorial on the Maya to Motionbuilder and back workflow. Pretty basic for those people that are just getting familliar with Motionbuilder.

Download Maya to Motionbuilder and back (quicktime ~37Megs)

Last edited by snovak : 03 March 2007 at 02:58 AM.
Old 10 October 2006   #33
Originally Posted by webster: How can i get the files from the following link into motionbuilder V5.5 ?

My PC connects it automatically to Quicktime, when i import them into MB, i get an error-message that they are corrupted. I tried to install the QT-Plugin, so that I maybe could see them in the QT-Player, but I donīt know where to place the *-dmg file

Any help would be great,

My tutorial above goes over that. But, in MB7. I'm not sure about 5.5
Old 10 October 2006   #34
Originally Posted by TheCaveman: Hi all I just finished writing my first tutorial so don't expect it to be perfect lol but ohwell

I tried to find on the internet a good tutorial about how going from max's biped into motionbuilder and being able to animate my character in motionbuilder but I didn't find anything so I've been trying a lot of things and finally found something that worked and so I decided to write my own little tutorial for other people who would be willing to do this

it is a pdf and can be found here :

if you have suggestions or questions feel free to ask
Hope this helps some people


ps: hope to be able to propose a videotutorial someday soon

i badly need this one , the link doesn't work " at least for me "
Old 01 January 2007   #35
try this:
Old 01 January 2007   #36
Woops.. sorry, I needed to do a little server cleaning. It's back at

the above link works again.
Old 02 February 2007   #37
Thumbs up pretty good

Nice tutorial Sean, are you planning to make one about how to do the actual animation? or do you know anyplace that i can find one?
Old 02 February 2007   #38
Using MotionBuilder with Poser

Improving viewport performance w/ 8800 GTX

Old 03 March 2007   #39
Originally Posted by snovak: Woops.. sorry, I needed to do a little server cleaning. It's back at

the above link works again.

I'd love to watch this, but it doesn't seem to be working again. Hmm, looks like the whole site is down right now...
Jerry Kung

Last edited by XEngineer : 03 March 2007 at 04:44 PM.
Old 03 March 2007   #40
Unfortunately, the server IS down right now. I'm no longer working with FAU, so I'll have to drive over to get those files sometime soon and post them on my own server. I'll be sure to let everyone know when it's back up.
Old 03 March 2007   #41
Okay,, I got the tutorial back and put it on my server.
Here's the new link.
Old 06 June 2007   #42
Hello- I was wondering if anyone knows of any tutorials related to MotionBuilder and importing and cleaning up c3d files. I've been able to connect an actor to the motioncapture data, but I'm running into errors (parts flying all over the place randomly, very choppy animation that looks like it's doubling the actor, ect.) and I suspect it might be related to me not knowing exactly what I'm doing.
Thanks if you can help!

Edit: Actually, I found a good tutorial on setting up a scene here
I still wouldn't mind one on cleaning up the data though

Last edited by ReflectingAbyss : 06 June 2007 at 10:37 PM. Reason: found one of the things I was looking for
Old 08 August 2007   #43
Talking .amc to .fbx

Webster I reposted this for people to take advantage of...
.amc to .fbx conversion 2007 update

have fun.
*The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect the views and opinions of my employer ! *

Last edited by Favian001 : 10 October 2007 at 04:13 PM.
Old 11 November 2007   #44

thanks to all
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