mcjFaceCapClient



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Introduction
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transfers animation from an fbx facial mocap produced by faceCap 

or by faceShift's FBX Files that were rebuilt by C4D

to morphs and channels of daz figures

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Installation
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The script file can be found in the attachments section of this page as the buttom

you will only be able to download it if you understand what the "little blue down arrow is"
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Version History
3/24/2019 release v1
3/27/2019 release v2 accomodates C4D's FBX's for Genesis8Male
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UI
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Instructions
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 Quick instructions
 
import or drag n drop the FaceCap FBX
this will create a groupnode named grp_scale
there must be only one 'grp_scale' node in the scene
select the target figure head
start the script
select the node(s) you want as the source animation for the server , usually 'head'
select the node(s) you want as the target animation for the client , usually 'head'
create links:
select a source channel, ex: 'head__jawOpen'
select a destination channel, ex: 'eCTRLMouthOpen'
specify a multiplication factor and an offset, ex: 1, 0
click the addLink Button
if you want to modify a link, first select it in the links ListView
you can then change the source, destination, multiplier and offset
then click the modify link button
there's a button to save all your links to disk and retrieve them
When it's ready, select a timeline range, ex: all the playrange
press the transfer button


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March 27th 2017's improvements
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I've been told that the FBX's straight from faceShift crash DazStudio, but exporting them from C4D produce FBX that DazStudio accepts begrudgingly. so i added the detection of the node that (invisibly) appears in the daz scene after you import that C4D FBX. 

for this to work, after you import your fbx file, it must appear in the scene ( well it’s invisible but in the scene tab you see it ) under the name “Genesis8Male
 
the script could be modified by hand at line 8 to accommodate other names, but your Ani-C4D.fbx file used that name so.
 
line 8 of the script:    var node = Scene.findNodeByLabel( "Genesis8Male" )
 
note: since the fbx file has problems in it, the Genesis8Male node is a bone, not a skeleton
 
this may be the reason why DazStudio refuses to change that node’s name or label, and the reason why it refuses to delete that node from the scene
 
so, when you start/run the script, the first thing the script does is look for a bone named "Genesis8Male" in the scene
if that found, the script re-names and re-labels it as “C4DMan
 
then the script looks for a node named grp_transform ( for faceCap fbx’s )  if found, the script uses that node as the “server” node
 
if the faceCap man is not found, the script looks for a “C4DMan” node, if found, the script uses it as the “server” node
 
Then must link C4DMan’s apparently custom morphs to a real figure in the scene, also link the eyeball rotations, and transfer the animation
 
When you’re done transfering the C4DMan’s animation to the real figure, you can use the 1-foot-wide button labeled “Delete C4DMan” to, well, delete the C4DMan
 
I attach this version to this email
 
 
GoodDay ! hope you get your animation today!
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// License 

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 by mCasual/Jacques c2018


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mCasual Jacques,
Mar 27, 2019, 6:36 AM
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