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Old 20-03-2006, 09:55 AM   #1
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Has anyone used Antony Wards automated rigging script? And if so what is it like? I'm not experienced with rigging yet as I would have a go myself.

BTW, those that haven't heard of it it's available here>

http://www.ant-online.co.uk/downloads/CreatureTools.htm
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I just sourced this script and played around with it. creating the whole setup is indeed just a matter of some few minutes. first a default skeleton is built. after scaling the skeleton you move each joint individually to fit your character. if done manually all that stuff it would cost you quite some time! also this script provides different Rig Presets from hi- to low- "ControlDensity" which is a plus.

you have to decide for yourself if the creatureTools fit your style of rigging a character. I personally like to set up my skeleton a bit differently from that. e.g do I need more than one single neckjoint. also you have a heck lot of CTRL objects. if you take a look at the hand setup you will notice that there is a single curve for each finger, handTranslation and handRotation. I personally would have subsumed them under one/two CTRL object(s). in addition I prefere a reverse foot setup - but thatīs just a matter of taste I guess.

nontheless this is a mighty tool for sure. just try and play for some time. you will see if it is a enhencement for your workflow or not.

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Cheers, I had a play around yesterday, but it shown an error at the bottom of the screen saying 'cannot source root.s' any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Basically I've got my model, (on its own, no joints etc) Click on the creature tools, auto rig> selected the game etc setup, then next then the error. If that makes it any clearer
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hm... I didnīt get any error messages. I did put all ().mel into the scripts directory and updated my usersetup.mel.

you might try to echo all commands and read those lines befor the error occured. this might show what has gone wrong.. other than that I have no idea what it could be.
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