Introducing the Maya Muscle system


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Introducing the Maya Muscle system

Now, we are going to look at a new character rigging feature in Maya 2009 and this is called MayaMuscle and what it does is it actually simulates the affect of real muscles on skins, so you can get much more realistic character deformations and animation. So I have a file here called Arm_03 and what this illustrates is the two different types of muscles that you can create with MayaMuscle. Now, if you don't have MayaMuscle available, you'll find it under the Animation menu and there is actually little series of menus here called Muscle. If that's not available you are going to have to load the plug-in. Let me show you where that is.

We are going to go into Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager and then you just scroll down until you find MayaMuscle, make sure you check Loaded. And if you want it to load every time you load Maya, just go Auto load. Now, once that's loaded your muscles should pretty much come up. Now, let me show you the two differences bet...

Introducing the Maya Muscle system
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Introducing the Maya Muscle system provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2009 New Features

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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