Character Rigging Plugins


#1

Advanced apologies if this has been asked & answered before or it’s in a FAQ somewhere.

I came across a recent post elsewhere on CgT that discussed an automated rigging plugin for Lightwave. I am curious if there are other such type of plugins available (free or $$$) for the other major apps. I do not use Lightwave anymore. I am focused mainly on max, XSI, and am getting my feet wet with Maya PLE.

Can someone post the info or web links to these if they exist?

Cheers all!


#2

Here are a couple for Maya:


Here is one for Max:

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/maxscript.cfm

From what I understand, XSI has some built in. Hope it helps.


#3

Thanks, LP. You’re right about XSI. It’s actually a very good rigging tool- probably the best out there, imho. I just thought there still might be third party ones for Soft’. I’m going to check out these links for max and Maya now…


#4

Originally posted by lostpencil
[B]Here are a couple for Maya:

http://www.animationstudios.com.au/
http://www.anzovin.com/setupmachine/setupmachinemaya.html

Here is one for Max:

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/maxscript.cfm

From what I understand, XSI has some built in. Hope it helps. [/B]

there’s also “autorigger”, to be found on highend3d i think.

but i still have a faint feeling there’s at least one other autorigger missing for maya in this list :hmm:

matthias


#5

Originally posted by Octagon
[B]but i still have a faint feeling there’s at least one other autorigger missing for maya in this list :hmm:

matthias [/B]

Okay matthias, consider me teased :shame:

Now do tell us exactly are you hinting at?!?

Jay


#6

Originally posted by tropistic
[B]Okay matthias, consider me teased :shame:

Now do tell us exactly are you hinting at?!?

Jay [/B]

hehe, i’m not exactly hinting at something but rather asking a question if someone knows another autorigger for maya.

i thought i stepped over 4 or even 5 scripts/plugins that to autorigging for maya over the last couple of months.

unfortunately i kind of lost track of all those scripts. i wasn’t interested in all that auto-rigging stuff then but am now. doh :rolleyes:

matthias


#7

We’ve released The JointFactory, a free pro autorigger for Maya developed for a feature film made in Norway and Britain.

http://www.animagicnet.no/maya/jointfactory


#8

www.markbehm.com

it’s a pretty great setup


#9

Here’s another one for max I just saw posted today. Haven’t played with it yet.

http://www.microcan.nl/

Michael Comet’s is about the best I’ve seen max-wise – unless you get into Character Studio which is a pretty spiffy rig, especially now that it can have sub-animation controllers on bones.

Mahlon :beer:


#10

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