Posts Tagged 'Python'

Rigging for Retargeting in Unreal Engine

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Unreal has a specific joint naming convention that will speed up retargeting animation if that is part of your pipeline.  You would do well to rename your skinned skeleton to match Unreal’s naming convention.  I have listed the naming convention below.  As naming conventions go, its not that strong.  You will notice that it does not follow traditional naming convention rules in that there is not a standardization in capitalization but whatever.

Center bones:
Root
Pelvis
spine_01
spine_02
spine_03
neck_01 – one might assume that because this ...

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Format for getting text from a textField, Maya, GUI, Python

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I felt that it wasn’t immediately obvious how you go about doing this and It took a bit of research to figure out how it worked (and how it didn’t — as some tutorials that I followed seemed to maybe not be 100% sure of how it worked either)

 

There are two parts to this, one is in the GUI and the other is in the code that you want to use the info for:

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Create Null Above Object, Constrain Null To Secondary Object, Control Constraint With Attribute on Original Object, Maya, Python Script

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I frequently have to have an object follow another object but that original object still has to be able to be controlled in the “local space” of the parent object, but then sometimes be independent of the parent object.  Think an IK hand control.

Anyway, I have to do this so often that I thought I would write a script so I never have to do it again.

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