Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Spline IK, part of Maya 8.5 Character Rigging.
Now, in addition to just regular old Inverse Kinematics, Maya has another type…of kinematics called Spline IK.…And what Spline IK does is pretty much like the name says it does is it uses a…spline, or a curve, to determine the shape of a joint chain.…So instead of having one IK Handle which you determines position, we have a…curve which determines shape, okay.…Let's go into our Top view port, and we're going ahead and draw some drawings.…
I'm going to go to Skeleton, Joint tool.…And let's draw a windy chain okay, instead of just a real straight chain.…Let's just draw something that's a little bit more sinuous or sinuo-ey.…Let's say it's like a snake or the tail of a creature or something like that.…Okay, so I'm going to go ahead and hit Enter to lock that in.…And now, we're going to go ahead and create IK Spline Handle tool, okay.…Now, I'm going to go ahead and show you some of the options here.…And the options are how do we create a curve? Do we want to root this on a curve?…Do we want to parent it to the curve? We'll show you how that works.…
- 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.