Category Archive for 'JScript'

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Tricks with scripted particle events.

December 10th, 2006 by Francois Lord. Viewed 20044 times.

I was recently assigned on a particle recipe that was going to be used by several people on several shots. After some thinking on how I was going to approach the idea, I realized that I needed a few features missing in XSI. In fact, I”ve been wanting those features many times in the past. I decided to take the time to write some scripted events, even though I was on a tight deadline. It turned out it was easier than I thought.

Enveloping rigid elements

August 21st, 2006 by Helge Mathee. Viewed 28961 times.

how to get elements on a surface, while they are not deforming.

Soft IK in XSI, Part II – Stretchy bones

August 16th, 2006 by Andy Nicholas. Viewed 80088 times.

When I wrote the first article, I hadn’t planned on writing a sequel, but a couple of people on XSIBase asked me to look into how I could extend the Soft IK system to work with a stretchy bone chain. Initially, figuring out how this could work seems like a pretty tricky problem. The bone [...]

Soft IK in XSI

August 14th, 2006 by Andy Nicholas. Viewed 92947 times.

When an IK chain extends towards its full length, it will tend to snap into it’s final position. To prevent this from happening, it is possible to give the appearance that the IK chain is stiffening as it extends towards it’s full length. This technique isn’t new and similar functionality is already implemented in Cinema [...]

Template Based Rigging

June 22nd, 2006 by Helge Mathee. Viewed 23686 times.

When creating rather complex hierarchies, there are some things you wouldn”t essentially want to deal with. To facilitate these one of my favourite ideas comes into play: Automation.