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Tom Bailey
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multi directional space switching
I made this video ages ago but forgot to post about it; Basically it's a method to add dynamic parenting to a rig whilst avoiding cycle errors. The parenting in this demo is a hard switch - no blending. It could be modified to use 2 spaces and a blend betwe...
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adding extra buttons in maya
Baking all your animation down all the time? I'm not, but people I
know are, true story. Recently I was asked why a bakedown script wasn't
quite working properly, and it turned into making a new button in the
anim layer tab in maya to merged all layers :...
adding extra buttons in maya
adding extra buttons in maya
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Milkshake man rig for sale!
Hello hello, I made another body mechanics rig. A super sexy superhero! It's ready to export straight to unreal/unity with all deformation being joint driven for simplicity. Check out a quick demo here: Milkshake man - maya rig demo from Tom Bailey on Vimeo...
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Human rig for sale!
Hello! I now have an ingame friendly human rig for sale! More info coming soon but for now here's a link to the turbosquid page.   http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/1003187  It has an unreal/unity friendly bind skeleton, upper and lower lim...
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2015 Animation Showreel
New demoreel!   It's nearly a new year so why not make a new showreel? Featuring Yoda! Would never have imagined I'd get to animate him let alone all his ingame animation :) I plan on making some more in depth videos for General Grievous, Yoda and everyone ...
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maya tips! inview message help
Python inviewmessage command help:
Since maybe Maya 2014 there's been a groovy viewport feedback tool called inViewMessage. Here's my messages script, it's a work in progress but has some info and warning commands https://github.com/tb-animator/tbtools/blob/master/lib/tb_messages.py turn on ...
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So, when you add an enum attribute to an object in Maya you get a default pair of values "Green" and "Blue". I like to use enum attributes for switches on rigs, eg visibility toggles etc. It works great and you get the cool little popup menu. You can add as...
Tom's animation "stuff"
Tom's animation "stuff"
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installation guide version 2 !
Righto, With some luck I managed to make a simple installer for the tools module. It will generate the correct .mod file for you and you can put the actual tbtools folder wherever you like! Imagine that. Here's a video showing you how: Or follow these handy...
installation guide version 2 !
installation guide version 2 !
tb-animator.blogspot.com
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tbtools - useful animation scripts! - installation guide
Hey! I've been collecting some of my animation related tools together into a package to share and hopefully save someone some time whilst animating! Once installed I've tried to make it nice and easy to get started, all commands that are normally run on hot...
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Useful maya viewport hotkeys, part 1
He're a super useful set of hotkeys for maya (when animating) All it does is switch your viewport to display joints and shapes, meshes, or all of them. It's great for quickly being able to see your animation clearly when the rig is distracting without mucki...
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