There is people ask if we can have tracer effect like GhostTrials plugin in 3Ds Max, the awser is YES! We can just use Animation Sweep function in Maya and got result like here.
Here are steps:
- Create a curve and animate it, or parent it with an animate object
- Pick Curve and apply “Create Animated Sweep” function, will get a full tracer alone with your motion. Note, the command may place on different menu depends on Maya version.
- If we want a short piece trace follow the object movement, you can select “snapshot1Group” node and select “snapshot1” in it’s channel box.
- Now you can play with “Start Time” and “End Time” with set keyframe on them!In this example I set 5 frame gap between Start and End, to get a 5 frame length tracer, bigger gap, longer tracer.
- Here’s the result
Plus, you can change shape of Curve itself by set keyframe on it’s CV points, to get more interesting effect like this.
Skin Magic is a Maya script that mainly focus on process mesh skin weight
Assign vertex skin weight with multiple selection function
Transfer skin weight between vertex and meshes
Re-Skin: re-organize skin weight base on pick bones
Skin Warp: copy weights from closest vertexs
Latest Version: 3.2
# – Fix UI issue with Maya 2017 and 2018
# – Fix bug on vertex selection priority
# – improve weight tool UI
# – add relax for weight tool
# – add reskin for weight tool
# – vertex selection has highest priority when tool actived
# – seperate skinTools to spring magic and skin magic
What’s New in SkinMagic 3.1:
Download SkinMagic 3.2
Spring Magic for Maya is a script tool that can create bone chain follow through animation.
Create waving, twisting, flexibility effect on bone chain
Create loop animation
Work with existed animation controller
Latest Version: 3.2
Download SpringMagic 3.2
There is MotionBuilder Version Click Here
- fix wind effect cannot set key issue
A max script that for batch import and output bip files, use for transfer animations to new rigging.
Working for Max 9 and newer version
Pose Reader In MB is a script tools that can do things like set driven key in Maya, you can use a bone rotation as a input to drive another bone’s pose. i.e. use leg rotation to drive skirt bone.
This tool is not for free download, please check How To Get PoseReader In Mobu
Spring Magic in MotionBuilder is a script tool that create spring chain motion in motionbuilder, it has exactly same function with Maya one, with collision for sure.
This one is not for free download, check here: How to get Spring Magic in MoBu
Spring Magic 3.1 New Features
Skin Magic 3.1 New Features
SkinTools – YouTube Tutorials
SkinTools is a scripts for Autodesk Maya, which can greatly improve the working pipeline for 3D animator.
Latest Version: 3.0
Important: this script had seperated into Skin Magic and Spring Magic, I’ll not keep mantain SkinTools anymore. Plz download those scripts as replacement.
Download skinTools ( Removed )