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mcjParent - script - simple parenting and animations where you pick and leave objects
Posted: 30 March 2013 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Download and manual——> https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts3/mcjparent

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This script for DS1, 2, 3, 4 will let you do animations tasks like picking and leaving an object

a hand picking a sword for example or a robotic arm picking an egg

It can also let you do simple parenting.

In fact initially i wrote this script because my Daz Studio 3 regularly loses the ability to parent

one node to another after an hour of work on a scene.

So instead of saving my scene, closing DS3, restarting DS3 and re-loading the scene, i use this script

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Posted: 30 March 2013 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sneak Preview of the robotic arm prop which will be free on my web site soon ( say tomorrow maybe? )

 

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Posted: 30 March 2013 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Casual - 30 March 2013 06:24 AM

In fact initially i wrote this script because my Daz Studio 3 regularly loses the ability to parent

one node to another after an hour of work on a scene.

Is that by drag-and-drop only, or is it also by the Change Parent dialogue? Drag-and-drop in DS3 could be killed by renaming a node, or anything else that involved an active rename field in a pane - I can’t recall if it was ever fixed in 3, it isn’t an issue in 4.

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Posted: 30 March 2013 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 30 March 2013 08:31 AM
Casual - 30 March 2013 06:24 AM

In fact initially i wrote this script because my Daz Studio 3 regularly loses the ability to parent

one node to another after an hour of work on a scene.

Is that by drag-and-drop only, or is it also by the Change Parent dialogue? Drag-and-drop in DS3 could be killed by renaming a node, or anything else that involved an active rename field in a pane - I can’t recall if it was ever fixed in 3, it isn’t an issue in 4.

by drag and drop mainly ( cant recall exactly if i tried through the menus )

i tend to use DS3 often, because DS4 is more crash prone on my Win7/AMD ( possibly an interaction with Window’s Magnifier )
also because i try to maintain DS3 compatibility for the scripts.

(in other news, i should soon update mcjWarp to DS4.5 ... then maybe implement OSCeleton/Kinect )

 

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Posted: 09 June 2013 03:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Can i also parent figures hands with this?
like parent genesis (1)  to hand from genesis (2)  and control genesis(2) hand with genesis (1) hand?

that can be script animators like

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Posted: 09 June 2013 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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creativemodelsbe - 09 June 2013 03:36 AM

Can i also parent figures hands with this?
like parent genesis (1)  to hand from genesis (2)  and control genesis(2) hand with genesis (1) hand?

that can be script animators like

it’s just to parent an object to a figure, or an object to another object

parenting body parts to body parts would possibly break the skeleton

i wrote scripts for hands and feet animation

https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts2/mcjholdo
https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/mcjautolimb
https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/mcjmaketarget
https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/mcjkeeporient

unfortunately mcjAutoLimb, the more powerful tool of the lot works only with pre-Genesis figures
( Aiko Hiro Victoria Michael 3 and 4 etc ... )

this summer i plan to upgrade and improve mcjAutoLimb

 

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