Anyone doing Python scripting in MotionBuilder 2016 or any version really?


#1

Im in the process of teaching myself some python scripting for motionbuilder, and was wondering if someone else out there are also doing it and want to spar a bit with me on this?


#2

Sorry for the late reply. Guess there’s not too much going on with MotionBuilder in this forum. :slight_smile:

Yeah, I do a lot of scripting for MB. If you’re getting started, it’s a bit tricky to find good tutorials and the docs aren’t the best. BUT, if you haven’t found this already, it’s a great place to start:
http://awforsythe.com/tutorials


#3

Thanks for getting back to me. Since my post i managed to re-create a partially working script od Daniel Lowes adjustment blending script. In a quite hardcoded and simplified version. Then I got sidetracked, and havent done any further with it. I watched all of Alex’s tutorials which as you also say are a good starting point.

What scripts do you write? I mean for doing what?

/Jonas


#4

I’m a rigger / tech artist at a game company. That means I rig creatures, characters, weapons, etc. Our animation pipeline is in MotionBuilder, so I wrote a pretty extensive set of tools for the animators to perform their everyday tasks such as loading, saving/exporting, etc. plus a toolbox full of things that makes their work quicker.


#5

Hey Jonas,

Glad to see you tried the adjustment blending method. :slight_smile:

  • Dan