heya folks!

I’ve received a few emails from people saying they’re having troubles with some of the scripts from the Animator Friendly Rigging series. I’d like to get all those issues solved, so if you are having trouble, please comment in this post so we can get it all sorted out!

It looks like Autodesk may stop selling the DVDs on their website soon, so I’m going to try and sell them myself through lulu.. the same way I’ve got the other two dvds selling. Once I make this move, I plan on putting up some specific information on this site about each DVD, including an example of the documentation, a sample of the movie, and quotes from anyone who has used the DVDs and found them useful. If you’re one of those people.. I’d love a quote or two! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope everyone is doing well!

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7 Responses to Looking for bugs and problems with Animator Friendly Rigging Series!

  1. Ali says:

    AFR has helped me tremendously in making industry quality rigs for my projects, as the lead character TD and one of the animators in my group at college, I have been using it to rig up all the characters of our short film project, and am simply loved by the animators for the ease of use and amount of control over the rigs. couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone who is looking for a job as a character rigger, or is just interested in “how the pros do it”.

  2. Jason L says:

    AFR literally was the first DVD I’ve been through where I didn’t find myself bored into taking short naps at the desk nor did I ever find the need to skip ahead
    (or for that matter having to even go back and saying to myself, “wwoooaaahh!!! what the heck just happened!!” and then feel like throwing the pc out the window).
    You are a great mentor to have and I’m so thankful that you shared your knowledge and work flow with us. You really inspire us to do so much more and make us wanna go “beyond infinity” ๐Ÿ˜‰ .
    As opposed to just showing us how to use the scripts that help automate certain processes, you also took the time to demonstrate exactly what happens and by that you left us independent and confident enough to stand on our own two feet.
    Not only do You make rigging so unbelievably simple and fun, but also make the animators’ lives a whole lot less stressful!!
    I can’t wait for you to come out with something on Animation.

    PS: I owe you a keg of the finest malt.. =]

  3. Jason L says:

    The right arm twisty segments rotate in the opposite direction:
    (A shorter fix for the right arm twisty segs.)

    Fix: Select the LRAs of the twisty joints and rotate them 180ยบ.

    Steps:
    -Select & hide the arm geo.
    -Select the up arm and low arm start seg.
    -Hit F8 to enter component mode, then click the ” ? ”
    on the status line. This will bring up the LRA handles.
    (“?” displays misc components).
    -Select the up Arm & low Arm Start seg & seg 1,2,3
    handles
    -In the command line or script editor, execute the
    following; rotate -r -os 180 0 0

    PS: The Orient Joint tool won’t work because some of the segs may have rotations.

  4. steadystefano says:

    Hello Sir Jason,
    I have a error regarding this script, i followed the procedure wriiten in the net but when I press copy this error appears in the script editor: js_copySetDrivenKeyUI.mel line 614: Error while parsing arguments. need your help badly many thanks

    cheers
    stephen

  5. jason says:

    Jason L, thanks for the notes on how to fix it! I know this has been an issue for a number of people!

    Steadystefano – Can you give me the exact method you’re using when trying to run the script? What steps are you taking? It should be working just fine.. what version of Maya are you running & on what operating system?

  6. Nick says:

    Hey J
    Can’t believe it’s been 5 years since your amazing AFR presentation out in Boston! It was such a great experience seeing the material presented live. I’ve recently been going over the series and loaded them on my iPad. The information on the DVDs is still relevant today, and I am glad that I purchased them.
    Anyways hope all is well and thanks for putting out some great resources!

  7. jason says:

    Thanks nick! It’s only been 4 years! well.. almost 4! The crazy thing is that I presented it only days after my daughter was born.. I was sooooo tired. ๐Ÿ™‚

    so tired.

    soooo crazy tired. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then it took almost a full year after that presentation to put it into a presentable format for downloading.. but I’m glad I was able to get it together, because I’ve had such a wonderful response from people on it!

    cheers!
    -jason

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