good info, to quote Ryan Roye (aug 2015) #4
Very nice this plugin and this idea.
I make the skeleton in Genoma...with the Ryan retargeting may be will be easy...
I need a scene with 15 people wallking in the street...,I hope works...
There are currently 3 general options when it comes to Lightwave and retargeting, each with their pros/cons:
1) IKBooster + scripting
(lscript commander, lscript, or Python)
Pro: Minimal scene overhead, can be made to work on any rig. No mesh baking required in most cases, even with 15 low-to-mid resolution characters.
Con: Setup for a single template can be time consuming, higher learning curve. Part time IK only without use of plugins.
2) Nevron retargeting
Pro: Easy setup and user-friendly layer-based editing. Lowest learning curve of the 3 options.
Con: You are restricted to provided rig. Massive hit to scene overhead, you will need to bake your animations into MDD format even with 3-4 figures.
3) Rhiggit 2
Pro: More efficient than Nevron rigs, modular system will "retarget" your custom rig properly so long as your rig is made with Rhiggit elements.
Con: Heavy hit to scene overhead (using the most basic rig), you will still need to bake animations to MDD format for workable playback with 15 figures.
these still stand. Rhiggit is discontinued.
there are no other alternatives as of 2022
xtra info 1
iClone is another option i could mention
the new iClone 8 has many professional Mocap easy-tweak options and exports to FBX
cost is $550 atm
xtra info 2
Mixamo is interesting, but it doesn't allow for mixing animations
and being an adobe 3D app, the product is very unreliable over time.
xtra info 3
Animeeple can mix motions however
(note, Animeeple is the early version of Mixamo, before Adobe bought and ruined it)