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bhGosting Tool for Maya

Came across this ghosting tool created for Maya by an AnimatorRigger Brian Horgan. We used a similar tool when I was at Rhythm and Hues and it was very useful. It helped in getting a good picture of weight and balance from all angles as you work through your animation. Brian goes into a little bit of its many uses here in the tutorial.


bhGhost Tutorial from Brian Horgan on Vimeo.

You can download it here.
Enjoy!
JP

found via lesterbanks.com

Free Rig: Malcolm Rig

Free Rig: Malcolm Rig

Some might know already and some have not yet heard but the Malcolm Rig is now FREE and available both in SoftImage and Maya. I’ve been messing around with it and MAN…I haven’t even had time to get into all the goodies of this rig. He is super appealing and I believe that’s what Dave Gallagher wanted. I’ve heard him say that it has been his passion and dream to release a free rig like this that has all of this AMAZING capabilities. So head on over to the AnimSchool site and you see the Malcolm Image or just click here. He has also put up a forums page where you can give feedback and receive tips on the rig and it’s already up and running. Also check out the “How To” video for Malcolm. It should explain most stuff. It’s in the forum section or over on YouTube.

Don’t forget to go to the Download Agreement and then you’ll be all set.
Enjoy! I certainly am!
JP

More Animation Tools

More Animation Tools

Hey Guys

I’ve been meaning to post this one for a little bit but..I’ve been testing it out and have really enjoyed using it. This tool is a modification to the graph editor within Maya. It’s called the Graph Editor Redux version 1.2.0 plugin for maya. It looks to have been developed by Ron Bublitz and he posted it on Creative Crash formerly Highend 3D. The plugin puts together alot of the animation tools that are out there all in one into the graph editor. It seems pretty handy and I do enjoy it. There is a tweener and autoTanget among others. It comes with a PDF explaining each button which is pretty handy. There are a few bugs on it that you can see in the reviews section and you can post comments and reviews on Creative Crash. One suggestion is to make it for 2009 and 2010 because for now it is only for 8.5 and 2008. So I look forward to the update.

 

So check it out, mess around and enjoy.
JP