|02 February 2010||#1|
San Francisco, USA
Join Date: Dec 2002
Need Rivet Help Please
Hey Everyone. I wanted to pin the buttons of one of my characters on to her jacket. I was planning on doing this by using the rivet constraint.
In the past though, I have had trouble scaling the characters and mainting the quality of the rivet constraint. So I was wondering if there is another method for pinning a transform to a component that I am unaware of. Are there multiple rivet constraints out there, and maybe I got a busted one?
Thank you, any info would be appreciated.
|02 February 2010||#3|
Where's my pony?
vfx & creature td
Join Date: Jun 2003
Did you try djRivet.mel ? It is similar workflow to the original rivet.mel, but it uses folicles, which means you can constrain to any place on your surface, not limited by edges or points. As long as your surface has sensible uv's then there will be no flipping problems. If you need to scale the character, then you need to link your global scale attribute to the follicle and to the objects that you constrain - but that is very easy to do, so it is fairly trivial.
You can constrain all your buttons with one click. Just position them where you want them. Select all the buttons, and select the jacket surface last and run the script.
After creation the follicle position can be moved or animated, by keying it's uv parameters. Great for zippers.
djRivet also handles multi-uv sets, so you can have one or more set for your textures and, if you want, have a completely different set for the constraints.
djRivet also lets you constrain vertices to another surface. It does this by creating a cluster (either one per vert, or one for all verts).
There are some usage tips in the header of the mel script, so have a read there first.
|02 February 2010||#6|
Bodmin, United Kingdom
Join Date: Oct 2008
It is an amazing script by Erick Miller, it will solve all your problems! (hopefully). It is really easy to use, and it so much better than the other rivet scripts.
You can download it here, it is at the bottom of the screen (week 8). Or you can just get it here:
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