Servo Tools For Maya 1.0.1 (maya plugin)

Animate and Control Real Hobby RC Servo Motors directly from Maya.

Servotoolsformaya

License Type:

Freeware

File ID:

13587

File Size:

179.4 KB

Created / Updated:

Oct 16, 2009 / Nov 15, 2009

Owner:

frankenegger   More free downloads from this user See users marketplace items See this users portfolio Send a Private Message

Platforms:

windows

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716

Maya:

2008, 2009, 2010

Tags:

Servo Tools For Maya, Motion Control, Servo, Dan Thompson, Arduino


Servo Tools For Maya is a Python Plugin that sends rotational values over USB to the Arduino Micro Controller. These values are then converted into Pulse Width Modulation which is used to control multiple Hobby RC Servo Motors.

Applications for the plugin are only limited to your imagination. Some popular examples could be to drive complex animatronic puppetry or kinetic sculpture art installations.

Current Features Include:
- Control up to 4 Servos simultaneously. (see tutorials on how to add support for more)
- High Level GUI for building servoWrite node network.
- Ability to calibrate you servo's range and limits directly from Maya.
- Serial Connection over USB cable to hardware

Hardware Requirements:
- USB Cable
- Arduino Micro Controller
- At least 1 RC hobby servo

Software Requirements:
- The Scripts and Plugin available from this page
- Python (separate from the one that comes with Maya 8.5+)
- PySerial Python Module for Serial Communication
- Maya 8.5 or Higher (32-bit only)
- Latest Arduino Software

Tutorials:
Video Tutorials

My Blog:
www.danthompsonsblog.blogspot.com

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