Using the Paint Skin Weights enhancements


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Using the Paint Skin Weights enhancements

Another new feature of Maya 2011 are some additions to the Paint Skin Weight tool. Now this is the tool you use to customize how a skin is actually connected to a skeleton. Now anybody who's done rigging should be familiar with this. Now I have an arm that's already been skinned and you can see that as I move my time slider you can notice some problems. Well, this one here is obviously the most glaring problem. We have a vertex that was mis-assigned, but also if you look over here towards the chest area, you notice when this elbow bends that the chest also flexes just a little bit, and that's really enough to create some problem.

So we really need to get rid of both of these. So let's go ahead and look at how the new features in Paint Skin Weights can help us. I'm going to go ahead and select the mesh, go into Skin > Edit Smooth Skin > Paint Skin Weights tool and again select this box so we get into our options. Now I'm working on a small screen, so you can ...

Using the Paint Skin Weights enhancements
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Using the Paint Skin Weights enhancements provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 New Features

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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