mcjExoRotatorA


Introduction


This script for Daz studio is intended for animators and pose setting

Example : you spent hours creating a walk cycle. only to discover that ... yes your character is tilting back or forth too much and defies the laws of physics

Using this script you can rotate the animated figure just the right amount and save the day




History



2014 January 17 - released





Installation



The zip package is found at the bottom of this page

unzip it in your daz content folder, typically 


C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\ 
or

C:\Program Files (x86)\DAZ\Studio\content\


once installed, it will appear in your content library, under Studio / Scripts / mcasual 


or


C:\Users\Public\Documents\My DAZ 3D Library\


once installed, it will appear in your content library, under My DAZ 3D Library / Scripts / mcasual 





Use



in the image below, i created 2 primitives/cylinders

the green cylinder will be called "the reference"

the yellow cylinder will be called  the rotator"




In the following order ( the order is very important )

i select

1 - the reference 

2 - the rotator

3 - Amy's ankle ( lFoot )


i run the script



we can see that the whole figure was rotated according to the angle between "the reference" and "the rotator"

we can also see that the rotation center was the ankle

note that the rotation and the translation was in fact applied to the hip node of the figure

the script computed the displacement of the hip node require to keep the ankle location steady



After a few iterations of using the script on the ankle, knee and hip we get to this situation

( were also used the mcjKeepOrient script and the mcjAutoLimb script 




And this happens to be exactly the situation we were describing in the introduction

we worked on an animation cycle for minutes now

and the figure is tilted too much backward

so we'll rotate Amy around her ankle 7 degrees





and there you have it !



License


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mcjExoRotator.zip
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mCasual Jacques,
Jan 17, 2014, 9:09 PM
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