Tag: Tools

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

  After exploring FBVector3d() and creating the Animated Align post, I started to think “Hey, why not use that same process and stop a foot from sliding!”. Using a reference frame we can grab the translation and rotation of an object and then over a range of time have that...

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...

Using MotionBulider and Python to create a Take Renaming Tool

I’ve used Take Renaming tools in the past and I’ve always found them to be an amazing time saver, so when I sat down to think about what I would like to learn next in my Motionbuilder Python Scripting adventure I knew that writing my own Take Naming Tool...

Navigation Tool

            In this post I will show how I created a Navigation tool with Python in MotionBuilder. The Tool will use Python to do the following: Start and Pause the play back of the current take. Jump to the end of the current take’s...

ShelveIt tool

Here is a tool that I whipped up: Shelve It. It’s a simple Python script that will duplicate your current MotionBuilder take, name it using the original take’s name but add the suffix “_Shelved”. It can come in hand when you want to explore some more changes on a take...

MotionBuilder Python Tool “SaveIt”

Here is a script/tool I created for MotionBuilder using Python.  This tool will do an incremental save of your scene. Why? Incremental saves are amazingly useful, I thought a tool that automates the process down to one click would be fun. A big thanks goes out to my college Raphael...