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Author O'Hailey, Tina.
Title Rig it right! : Maya animation rigging concepts [electronic resource] / Tina O'Hailey.
Publication Info. New York : Focal Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Note Includes index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Basic Rules of Rigging; Taking Control of Your Outliner/Hypergraph/History; Introduction to Nodes; How to Find the Transform and Shape Nodes; Looking Under the Hood; Part I: Basic Concepts; Chapter 1. Props, Pivot Points, Hierarchies; Zero-ing Out; Using Group Nodes to Hold Animation; Making Children; Lock What Isn't Going to be Animated; What to Do If You Have Hidden Attributes and Want Them Back; Pushing the Concept; Chapter 2. Deformers; Non-Linear Deformers; Changing Deformation Order; Lattice; Cluster
Super ToothbrushOther Deformers; Chapter 3. User Controllers; One-to-one Controllers; Connection Editor; To Limit the Controllers; Adding More Animator's Controllers; A New Type of Connection: Constraint Connections for Translate, Scale, Rotate; Clean-up Time; Adding Scale to Our Rig; Chapter 4. Utility Nodes and Custom Attributes; Utility and Low/High Resolution Switch; How Do We Create a Custom Attribute on an Existing Controller?; ENUM; "One to Many" Connections; Chapter 5. Joints; Joints are Tricky Things; Orient Joints; Character With a Skeleton: Googly-eyed Puppet
Check Your Joint Rotational AxisCreating the Right Arm the Easy Way; Simple IK Arm; Waist Control; Main Move for the Character; Interactive Skinning; Them Eyes; Cleaning Up; Scale; Jaw Controller; Head Controller; Chapter 6. Blendshapes and Set Driven Key; Hooking a Controller Up to a Blendshape; Blendshape Weights; Adding Controllers; Set Driven Key; Set Driven Key to do Automatic Corrective Blendshapes; Set Driven Key to Drive a Forward Kinematic Tentacle; More Advanced Controller Setup; Extra Effort; Part II: The Biped; Chapter 7. The Biped; The Leg; The Spine; Joint Orientations
The Arms/WingsOrient Joints; Hands/Feathers; Clavicle; Mirror Wings; That Bone's Connected to the Other Bone; Helper Joints; Finishing Up; Chapter 8. Skinning; Pipeline 1: Creating Proxies Manually then Skinning the Low-res Geometry; Skinning; Skinning the Bird; Mirror Skin Weights; Painting Skin Weights; Creating Proxies; Joint Adjustment; Chapter 9. Upper Body, Lower Body, Root: Always Have a Cha-cha; Upper_Body_CNTRL and Lower_Body_CNTRL; Root_CNTRL; CNTRL Hierarchy; Chapter 10. Feet and Knees: Simple, Group-based, and Joint-based Feet; Peel Heel; Toe Tap; Tippy Toe; Main Foot Movement
Locking Them Down BossAdding Controls for the Animator; The Knee; Cleaning Up; Chapter 11. Spines: FK, Spline, SDK (Set Driven Key); FK Spine; Set Driven Key Spine; Spline Spine; Chapter 12. Arms, Elbows, and Clavicles: Single-chain, Triple-chain with Wrist Twist (SDK or Cluster); Functionality; IK/FK Switching Methods; Not All Arms are Created Equal; Down to Rigging that Arm: The Abstracted Steps; Single Chain Method; Chapter 13. Hands: SDK, SDK and Keyable CNTRLS; A Simple Set Driven Key; To Clean Up that Rig; Chapter 14. Eyes, Blinks, and Smiles; Joints; Groups; Fancy-smooshy Eyes
Note Where to Put the Look at Controller?
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Mar. 25, 2013).
Subject Rigging (Computer animation)
Maya (Computer file)
Computer animation.
Three-dimensional display systems.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: O'Hailey, Tina Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts Hoboken : Taylor and Francis,c2013 9780240820798
ISBN 9781136146862 (electronic bk.)
1136146865 (electronic bk.)
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