Dropoff Rate in Maya

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Old 01 January 2003   #1
Dropoff Rate in Maya

Wouldn't it be nice if we could simply specify the Dropoff Rates to be different on different joints? That could take over a lot of the tedious work of painting weights, and maybe even save the whole procedure as a Mel script...

Theoretically we can, but in practise no. Changing it in the Attribute Editor after skinning has a really ugly effect, and trying to skin several joints at different times with different settings to the same geometry only gets an error message that the geometry is already connected to a SkinCluster. (Duh!) Anybody know of a way?
 
Old 01 January 2003   #2
Try adding the joint as an influence object.. that might work for ya.

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Old 01 January 2003   #3
Amazing, it works! I would have never thought of that one. Thought that was only for geometry. Thanks!
 
Old 01 January 2003   #4
cool tip

I didn't know you could use joints, as influence object Hmmm were could I use that? Maybe tweaking deformations. hmm sounds complicated I have had a little bit of problems with influence objects. But I am sure this tip will come in handy.

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