May 08, 2012

Transferring animation tool for Theblu makers

In Theblu, makers are allowed to submit same kind of species. However, since the model won't be the same from different makers, the rig and the animation  would be different. However they could be similar. So we need such a tool to help us to create easy animation from old animation resources.
The tool allows user to export animation data as text file and apply on to other similar skinned model.
For example, we are going to transfer the swim animation from queen angelfish to Garibaldi fish. (because they are similar)

So first, we export the swim animation from queen angelfish by just opening the tool and hitting export with rotation value.

Then export the rig form Queen Angelfish. And skin it on to the Garibaldi. Of course you can move the pivot of joints, and scale the root. Even you can change the structure of the rig and delete some end joints. Just don't change the orient of any joints.

  Next, open the tool and import the text file that we just export from Queen Angelfish. The tool will show all of your rig in the current scene and the imported file.

Next, you can just hit the auto mapping. The tool will match two joints with the same name. After hitting, it will show all joints which cannot be matched. In this case, those joints are not needed for Garibaldi.

Now, go to apply tab and hit apply. Then we finished the animation transferring.  

To finish this animation from model only took me less than 10 mins. Is that great?  
Here's the process video. Please look it in HD mode.  

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Eric Weiss said...

Very cool, was there any audio on the video?

Eric Weiss said...
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Hue-ku SHIH said...

Sorry Eric, this is not an official tutorial. We will share the tool with you folks.