Category: Python

MotionBuilder Python – A Better Way To Create Constraints

Update Thanks to kilianeczka for the heads up, there is even an EASIER easy way to create a constraint using MotionBuilder and Python This omits the need to find the number of constraints and then search all the constraints for one that has the name ‘Parent/Child’. In my previous post about constraint...

Pivot Tool v1 – MotionBuilder Python

  Updated: Pivot Tool  now supports MotionBuilder 2018! 🙂 and in the post below under “Versions”. 2018 version can be found here and in the post below under “Versions”. Versions: PivotTool v1.0 for MotionBuilder 2018 PivotTool v1.0 for MotionBuilder 2015 Here is a tool that will help you quickly...

Scaling And Moving Story Clips With MotionBulider Python

  After the last two posts (found here and here), I was able to quickly create a script that would scale all selected takes within a scene to a specific frame length. This could be handy if data needed to blend or needed to conform to a specific length...

MotionBuilder Python My Fav Story Functions

After posting “MotionBuilder Python Library aka. My Fav Functions” I thought I would follow up with some breakdown on manipulating Story Tracks, Clips and Folders with MotionBuilder’s Python modules. I briefly covered this a while ago here but that was really just an example of how to put characters...

MotionBuilder Python Library aka. My Fav Functions

  Here is a quick post containing a collection of my favorite functions or snippets of scripts that I find very useful in my day to day workflow. You could save them all and then import them into your scripts as apart of your person library, to do that...

Pick Favorite Object With MotionBuilder Python

Here is a Tool that I quickly built while working with a lot of controllers, nulls and objects that were either on top of one and other or very close. I could of used groups and what not but I had more fun taking a few minutes to write...

MotionBuilder Python Parent Constraint Tool

Here is a quick post to share a tool I created a little while back. It is designed to help to quickly create Parent Constraints between two objects as well as easily allow the user to bake that constraint down. The script can be found HERE and there are...

Stop Foot Sliding With MotionBuilder and Python

  Update Oct. 29 2018 – For the script to work in MotionBuilder 2018 I had to make a slight change. You can down load a new version of StopFootSliding here, I also made the changes to the script below in the original post. The only difference between to...

Using MotionBuilder Python’s FBVector3d() To Create An Animated Align Tool

While exploring MotionBuilder Python’s FBVector3d() I decided I would create an exercise for myself that would be the creation of an Animated Align Tool. Using a constraint and animating the weights will do give similar results, but I thought an Animated Align Tool in MotionBuilder would be a fun little...