Hive is a modular rigging framework designed for not just building rigs but also for building rigging and animation tools around a standardized API

In hive we use maya api 2.0 directly to make creation of components and the queries faster, the downside is it’s not undoable, that’s where ZooCommands come in or what is called Hive Commands, these commands wrap around the hiveapi and maya api to reproduce maya mpxCommands see for more info.

Use Cases

Hive is Designed for two primary use cases.

  1. The Rigging Artist Hive Artist Artist UI

  2. The Rigging/Anim/Pipeline TD Development

Supported Maya Versions

  • Maya 2020+

  • Maya 2022+