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  07 July 2005
NEW: BoneFactoryTools - ARM/HAND-FACTORY

Hi all!

Here is another free character rigging tool for you:

Alias Maya 6.5 Windows/Linux only!

ARM/HAND-FACTORY - part of the BoneFactoryTools

The ARM/HAND-FACTORY is a free tool for an animator or technical director to
fully automate the character rigging process in Alias Maya. This software will
automatically produce advanced but easy to animate arm- and/or hand-rigs that
will perfectly fit for your characters. It would take hours or days to create such
high quality character setups manually. With the ARM/HAND-FACTORY it takes just
a few mouse clicks.


An arm or a hand can be created separately or together
Choose between 1 to 5 fingers for the hand setup
Automatically generated animation controls or custom controls can be used
Easy IK / FK blending (classic 3-Bone approach)
Stretchy IK arm with controllable stretch amount
Realistic shoulder movements
Additional forearm joints for realistic forearm deformations
Easy GUI & setup (simply place locators in your mesh for final joint positions)
Locators can be easily mirrored and loaded/saved as templates

Get the file or screenshots at:

Have fun!

Last edited by TRANSFORMER : 07 July 2005 at 07:09 PM.
  07 July 2005
eh... whats the deal with the compressed code?
  07 July 2005
looks nice from the screenshot but I don't understand why you're still using some 3 bones setup, do you find it had any advantage compare to the new implement ik/Fk blend from Maya.

Anyway i'll check your site for update it looks like it will be good, with some new stuff soon to come.

thanks for sharing
  07 July 2005
double post in the forums

  07 July 2005
Originally Posted by thematt: ...but I don't understand why you're still using some 3 bones setup, do you find it had any advantage compare to the new implement ik/Fk blend from Maya.

its more robust...
give me a foot set up with mayas ik/fk blends and I'll show you it break.

Make something idiot proof and they'll just build a better idiot
  07 July 2005
Anyone tried it? Theres nothing on the shelf, script runs OK but the shelf inclued with the zip doesnt have anything on it.


An erection doesn't count as "Personal Growth"
  07 July 2005
Version 0.1 runs only with Alias Maya 6.5 Windows/Linux right now.
I will try to get it running with Maya 6.0 and 6.01 the next days.

:: TiM ::
  07 July 2005
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