Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting muscle weights, part of Maya 2009 New Features.
So the last thing I want to show you is painting muscle weights. Now, we have…just been working a little bit with just the default muscle weighting. If we go…into, in fact let's go ahead and tear this off here. If we go into our…Weighting menu, you'll see we have a lot of different ones. Now, we were…working with Apply Default Weights and what that does is it gives us our…different types of options here for how the weighting is applied.…
But, we also can paint the muscle weights. So if I select the skin and go into…Paint Muscle Weights, this will actually give me list of all the muscles in…here. So these are my joints as well as the muscles. So I can have a huge list…here. This is a very simple set up here, but each muscle can affect different…parts of the mesh and you can actually paint that deformation.…
So you can show this in color, you can show it in gray scale, you can also just…use your standard Artisan tools, so for example B changes the sizes of the…brush. You can change the radius here as well. You can paint different types of…
- Working with the new interface
- Organizing assets
- Creating muscles
- Sculpting muscle shapes
- Working with nParticles
- Creating emitters
- Animating with layers
Skill Level Intermediate
Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Mayawith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface and Selection Tools
2. Organizing with Maya Assets
3. Creating Maya Muscles
4. Working with nParticles
5. Animating with Animation Layers
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