Good Parenting 1.0.0 (maya script)

Constrain multiple objects intuitively.

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License Type:

Freeware

File ID:

18630

File Size:

15.8 KB

Created / Updated:

Mar 12, 2010 / Jan 23, 2012

Owner:

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

Platforms:

irix, linux, mac, solaris, windows

Downloaded:

958

Maya:

2008, 2009, 9.x, 2010

Tags:

parent, parenting, constraint, constraining, point, orient, scale, connect attributes, buffer, buffering, many objects, multiple objects, many nodes, multiple nodes


       Good Parenting was a script made to deal with constraining a large number of objects. It was made primarily for riggers, but with the hope that it would be useful for anyone who needs to constrain more than a few nodes.  Good Parenting uses intuitive targeting depending on how many nodes are in the children list and parent list.  If you place one node in the parent list and several in the children list, all the nodes in the children list will be constrained to the node in the parent list.  Likewise, if there are many parents, but one child, that child node will be constrained to all the parents.  If there are the same number of nodes in each list, each child node will be parented to the corresponding parent node.

 

Functions:

Buffer selected nodes.

Buffer children nodes to parent nodes.

Parent, point, orient, or scale constrain multiple nodes.

Selective axes while constraning.

Hierarchically parent children to parent nodes.

Orient children like parent nodes without moving.

Move children's pivots to parents'.

Connect attributes.

Incremental affixing:

Reverse Incrementing Example:

 -nodeBufBuf

-nodeBuf

-node

Forward Incrementing Example:

 -nodeBuf

-nodeBufBuf

-node

 

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