ANIMATION PATHS – OVERVIEW

 

The Animation Paths tool adds new tools to create CV curves and objects from animated objects.

CV curves conversions are particularly useful in animation.

For example, flying objects can be converted into CV curves and then animated with Maya’s motion paths.

The UI also includes quick access to other path animation tools such as Maya’s Create Motion Path and the Ghost Editor (2022 and above).

 
 

THE PROBLEM

 

Maya does not include a CV Curve From Animation tool or a method of duplicating objects from animation.

Other motion path tools can be challenging to find in the menus.

 
 

THE SOLUTION

 

Zoo includes the tools CV Curve From Animation which creates CV curves from animated objects; it also includes Objects From Anim which duplicates animated objects to points along a curve.

Create Motion Path and Open Ghost Editor have also been added for your convenience.

 
 

USING THE TOOL – SETTINGS

 

CV Curve From Anim Button
Creates a CV NURBS Curve from the selected object/s motion paths.
Uses the current Playback Range in the Time Slider.
CVs are placed once every `x` frames.

Objects From Anim Button
Duplicates the selected object/s along their animation paths.
Uses the current Playback Range in the Time Slider.
Objects are duplicated once every `x` frames.

Create Motion Path Button
Creates a motion trail on the selected object.
Uses the current Playback Range in the Time Slider.
Zoo Hotkey: shift alt {

Open Ghost Editor Button
This button opens Maya’s Ghost Editor window, only in Maya 2022 and above.
Uses the current Playback Range in the Time Slider.
Zoo Hotkey: shift alt }

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