cgmToolbox Workflow Shortcuts

Last Updated 12.27.2018

There are a number of tools we regularly use in our rigging work for MRS as well as other work that are useful to us and so might prove helpful to you.

Layout

Arrange

Curves

Describe Curve

We have many calls in MRS and elsewhere we want to reuse a certain curve shape. Sure you can export import but when you’re coding it’s much easier to just have a code line to recreate that curve.

During the workshop prep I was replacing my loft square shape because the loft’s were off.

So, I needed to add it to our library. To do so I made my new curve.

Then.

  • cgmToolbox>TD>Controls section
  • Select my curve and hit Describe

This generates a commands string in the script editor to create that exact curve. I use this a lot.

Here’s the example result.

mc.curve( periodic = True,d = 1,p = [[0.0, 0.78125, 0.0], [-0.607638888888889, 0.78125, 0.0], [-0.7378472222222225, 0.7378472222222223, 0.0], [-0.7812499490702424, 0.6076388888888888, 0.0], [-0.78125, 0.0, 0.0], [-0.7812500000000002, -0.6076388888888888, 0.0], [-0.7378472222222221, -0.7378472222222223, 0.0], [-0.6076388888888886, -0.78125, 0.0], [5.2095798366379385e-17, -0.78125, 0.0], [0.6076388888888888, -0.78125, 0.0], [0.7378472222222223, -0.7378472222222223, 0.0], [0.7812500000000001, -0.6076388888888888, 0.0], [0.7812499999999998, 0.0, 0.0], [0.78125, 0.6076388888888888, 0.0], [0.7378472222222223, 0.7378472222222223, 0.0], [0.607638888888889, 0.78125, 0.0], [0.0, 0.78125, 0.0]],k = (0.39018064403225655, 0.7803612880645132, 1.1705419320967698, 1.5607225761290264, 1.950903220161283, 2.3410838641935396, 2.731264508225796, 3.1214451522580524, 3.511625796290309, 3.901806440322565, 4.291987084354822, 4.682167728387078, 5.072348372419335, 5.462529016451592, 5.852709660483849, 6.242890304516106, 6.6330709485483625))

Which creates this…

 

 

Josh Burton

[MRS Project Lead | CG Monks] Josh is an animator turned TD who hails from Oklahoma, pre-undergrad in the Marine Corps, animation basics at Savannah College of Art and Design, cut his teeth in gaming and commercials before co-founding CG Monks and more recently the CG Monastery. The Morpheus Rigging System is a culmination of years of R&D and he is now thrilled to see what users can create, collaborate and expand on with this open source MRS platform.