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Old 19-06-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default simulating muscles in maya


I am looking for some tutorials concerning the simulation of muscles in maya!

Does anyone know some good tutorials for me?

Thanks in advance

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Old 20-06-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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What version? 2008 Ext 1 has muscle built in, you need to be a gold member to get it though.
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I'm using maya 2008 but I am not a gold member...

are there other ways to simulate muscles in maya?

I'm searching for tutorials...
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:04 AM   #4
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i beleive the tutorials talk about using spheres as deformers or something like that

take a look at the tutorials that came with maya, i swear i saw it mentioned in there
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The old way of sumultaing muscle in Maya was a total pain in the a**e to set up and would have been dealt with by either the modeller or rigger.

As far as I ever read deformers were used to push and pull spheres or created objects using SDKs and MEL (i think) to allow a bone joint to bend and at the same time deform the muscle, then the outer layer of skin would be forced to react using soft bodies ( i may have this totaly wrong, but this is how I read it).

May help and http://video-tutorials-kovach.blogsp...e-rigging.html may help...
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if you do have have 2008 exp1 then theres a digital tutors tutorial in the rigging section
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the muscle module is quite complicated.., the 'old' way is easy.., but too much to explain.., yes, set driven keys on geometry scale under the 'skin'
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