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Mesh Deformer To Bones 0.5.0 for Maya (maya script)

Converts deformers to keyframed bones.

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  • 7.x, 6.x

Operating Systems

  • Irix
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows


Last Modified:12/16/2016
File Size: 13.3 KB
I made this script for Doom 3 game development, because the engine only supports boned animation. This allows you to convert any mesh deformer (blend shapes, wrap deformers, etc) to an IK rig. If you've already got a skeleton, it'll bind the new bones to the nearest joint.

Much thanks to oDDity of the Dark Mod for the example animation.

/********** Instructions *********/
install to your scripts folder/source it

run ejMeshToBonesUI; in the command line

select the mesh of your character

the script bakes keyframes based on the timeslider, so make sure your entire animation is covered

doom3 note:
this script should be used after you've defined all deformers and animation, and before md5 export.

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