Flexible Rig | Part 3 | Stretchy Limbs

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In part three of this #Maya #rigging #tutorial, we add stretch functionality to the limbs.

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16 thoughts on “Flexible Rig | Part 3 | Stretchy Limbs

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Thanks for watching and remember that I don't earn any advertising revenue from these 3DWorld videos. So if you find them useful why not say thanks with a coffee – https://ko-fi.com/antcgi – regular contributors get exclusive downloads 😉

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    hello brother i have followed your tutorial but arms are not stretching in my rigging process first term value is 14.575 and second term value is 4.902 and color if true value = 2.973 that is greater than color if false =1 what should i do please help me

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hello! I have a question. Instead of creating the arm root controller, can I use the translate values of the shoulder joint instead to find the total distance from the root of the joint to the locator?

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hello Sir, I have been following Your Tutorials for quite a some time now. I have successfully made the stretchy arm rig with the exact way You have shown us. But for one thing the stretchy rig is not working properly. Every time I am trying to rotate the Wrist Controller the Elbow joints ( the bind one ) is flicking abruptly. It's not staying in the place but when I am trying to move the Wrist Controller ( for stretching) the Elbow joints is behaving normally ( the stretch is working fine ). The Shoulder_Ik is working properly with the pole vector
    I don't know what causing the problem. I have been troubleshooting the problem ever since. Please Help……!!!
    Thank You

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    You mention you could use a set driven key to control the operation of the condition node, but I don't get the option when I try to set it up (can key every other part of the condition node except this). I'm having to use the expression editor and if else statements instead but would love to know if there's an easier way

    UPDATE: worked it out – in set driven key you need to click options and tick "show non-keyable attributes", then connect your stretch switch to the condition operation as normal. Despite claiming it's non-keyable it works 🙂

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hello, Thanks for all your great videos first ! I've got a little problem. Everything's working but my elbow reation's is really strange when i'm streching my arm. It does'nt strech straight but my elbow is folding at the same time. I tried to delete my pole vector constraint and nothing's changing. Do you have any idea of what's happening? Thanks a lot for your time 🙂

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hey,
    First thanks for your work and everything that you do for us, but I kind have an issue with that part of the tutorial. When I'm linking the "l_arm_stretch_dist" to the condition node (time code : 8:30), the "unit conversion" node does not appear, so it gives me strange values, and I end up with bugs and the stretching not working.
    Thanks again for everything

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Well made tutorials, thanks for them! However, if we wanted to have the knees/elbows at a specfic spot and planted in this spot, how would we go about doing this within this rig set up? Will you perhaps make a tutorial acknowledging his in the future? Thanks!

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hey, thanks for the tutorials! i've tried some others before, this is definately the most informative and helpful ones that i've seen, you are really making it very easy to unterstand, and I appreciate it a lot.
    I've encountered an issue when trying to make the arm stretchy – it's either strechy but the arm doesn't straighten up all the way, and after it crosses the maximum scale mark it goes back to its natural folded state, or the elbow ik is stretching, but the shoulder ik doesn't. I've made sure that all of the connections are correct, the local rotation axis are facing the correct direction, I've tried using locators instead of the joints and correcting their local rotation axis, made sure that the numbers are almost or exactly the same and that the divided numbers giving me a result of 1 in the condition. I followed your guide one for one, on several scenes, clean and with the character that i'm working on but still didn't get the same results. Do you have any ideas why would it behave that way?
    HELPPPPPPP 🙂

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    //Warning: Cycle on " expression3.output[o]" may not eavaluate as expected. (Use "cycleCheck -e off" disable this warning ).
    how will i solve this problem ? please tell me

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hello there! First of all, thank you so much for the tutorials!! They´re the best rigging tutorials I´ve found online so far, even better than some I´ve paid for.
    I have a question that I hope you can answer, when starting to do the Stretchy arm, on the Node Editor, I cannot connect the World Matrix to de Distance Between node, it gives me an error message that just tells me it´s not possible to connect. I really don´t know why as I believe I´ve followed your same exact steps, so I hope you know a reason why this is happening. Thank you very much in advance! 🙂

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Hey antCGI, your videos are an amazing wealth of inspiration and information that saved me many night of hair splitting: if you dont mind me asking though, are you planning on doing to a tutorial for match ik to FK poses like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRJjxU-Lwk

    Just because every professional rigger I've talked to recommended showing off a scripting tool to match IK to FK poses

  • January 17, 2022 at 19:24
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    Your videos are awesome and we'll explained….Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us… Please keep on sharing… You have won a loyal subscriber… I'll be glad to see cool animation tutorials like for human and animal walk cycles and so on…. God bless you.

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