Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating expressions, part of Maya 8.5 Character Rigging.
The second way to connect Custom Attributes to an object is to use Expressions.…Now, what an Expression does is it mathematically creates a connection between…one object and another. And yes, the word math came up, and yes, it is a little…bit more technical than a Set Driven Key, but it's also a lot more precise.…And it also will evaluate faster in Maya, so, I personally, I like…Expressions because they're pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it.…So let's take a look at this file.…I'm going to go ahead and open up the same scene we did before, 03_05, and this…has that joint chain with three joints, and that circle which we're going to use…as the controlling object.…
We have these three Custom Attributes that we put into it, Joint1, 2, and…Joint3_Rotate, and those we're going to use to control the rotation of these joints.…Okay, like with Set Driven Keys, we need to know which attribute of the joint…we're going to be controlling.…And again, it's going to be the same one because we're basically doing the same thing.…
- Understanding the uses of rigging
- Creating skeletons
- Making inverse kinematics and constraints
- Rigging characters
- Binding and editing skin
- Creating a skeleton and skin for a head
- Finalizing a rig
Skill Level Intermediate
Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Mayawith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
2. Creating Skeletons
3. Inverse Kinematics (IK) and Constraints
4. Rigging Characters
5. Skinning Characters
6. Facial Rigging
7. Finalizing the Rig
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