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    VideoTutorial: Baking techniques and referencing motion...

    Hi guys!

    I relaized that there are some confusion about Parentspace vs Worldspace motion and why some plugins that did "the trick" might not work because of IK or other things. Instead of trying to approach things the way it might have worked before in LW, lets get inspired by tools and workflows found in tools like Maya. This is also one of the reasons why I asked Mentalfish to develop a tool dedicated to the art of baking constraints; MF Motionbaker.

    Combining that tool with MultiMotion by Lernie Ang and Reference Motion by Jeremy Hardin, gives us something that mimicks some of good things you get with Mayas reference system.


    Lets get busy!


    Obviously a simple example, but, for our 9 minute internal movie at Ubisoft, this technique was used for all hard body surface objects, while MDDs were used for characters and things that deformed. Each scene consisted of at least 15 different renderscenes and it would have been a nightmare to open all of them just to update a weapon animation. Since we used MDDs for the characters, that was allready rippled out throughout the pipeline when replacing a particular MDD, but for weapons and other hard surface objects, being able to do a similar setup for keyframe data was, as a HUGE timesaver.

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    Thanks Cageman
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    Hi,

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial Mikael.

    Really useful as always!

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    Nice tutorial. Thanks.

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    Thanks Cageman, great tutorial

    I've got the Multi-Motion scripts but Jeremy Hardin's website seems to have gone??
    Where can I get hold of his Reference Motion script?
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    Ahh... damn.... I didn't realize that Jeremys site was gone... hmm... I'll try to get hold of him and see if it would be OK to post that script here.
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    Thanks for doing that Cageman
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    Jeremy Hardin's "Reference Motion" lscript can be downloaded from the "Wayback Machine":

    http://web.archive.org/web/200610050...nce_motion.zip

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    Thanks Cageman. As usual informative, clear and excellent narration.

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    Thank you. This will be handy on a project I am working on now.

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    Excellent tutorial.
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    great stuff, thanks for making this and sharing it.

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    Downloading now Cageman, many thanks for this and your other tutorials.

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    Thanks for this, it has a lot of potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardboard View Post
    Jeremy Hardin's "Reference Motion" lscript can be downloaded from the "Wayback Machine":

    http://web.archive.org/web/200610050...nce_motion.zip
    Thanks Cardboard, downloading now!
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