GEAR_mc

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GEAR_mcAuthor: Miquel Campos
Miquel Campos of TD Survival fame is actively continuing development on Jeremie Passerin's popular modular rigging toolset for his personal work and his work at Shed Montreal. With the original GEAR no longer being in development, GEAR_mc can be viewed as GEAR 2.0 even though today it's officially still a project fork.

GEAR is an open source project to provide a complete and production quality toolset for rigging and animation inside Autodesk Softimage. It includes a lot of things to ease the rigging and animation workflows. Anyone should be able to build custom rigs using GEAR. It has been designed to be flexible and relatively easy to use. Even non-riggers can create advanced rigs and animate them easily, but the system is also open to further expansion so TDs can create their own »components« and use them inside of the GEAR Rigging System. Furthermore, everything is accessible through scripting with a complete API to automate as much as possible.

What's new
[in GEAR_mc]: New Menu re-arrange New Facial components New options for icon creator Selection sets and poseLib not part of Gear poseLib should work now in Linux (but not tested) Zipper tool for curves New solvers Wireframe color tool Guides support for store wireframe color New commands for inspect Guides PPG and solvers options Command for merge symmetry mapping templates.

Miquel demoing some of the additions to GEAR_mc: Installation / Icons / Zipper / Wireframe Colorizer / Solvers. Original GEAR Videos are available on Jeremie's blog and original GEAR page as well as on Jeremie's vimeo channel. Note this plugins includes the »Shed Tools« addon (below).

local backup: GEAR_mc-1.0.15.zip

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Daniel Brassard » 30 Sep 2013, 22:09

New videos on TD Survival

New Eyelids Component



New Mouth & Jaw Components

$ifndef "Softimage"
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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Draise » 10 Oct 2013, 22:33

Love this! Thanks so much for leaving this free. =) Legend.

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by eternal art » 19 Oct 2013, 08:12

Hi Miquel .
I see that the nose is missing from the facial component , is it not finished yet or is there another reason for that .

thanks in advanced .
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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by mirkoj » 11 Nov 2013, 08:04

any words on compability with old gear rigs? any problems with opening and working with scenes containing old gear and not gear_mc?

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Post by Draise » 24 Apr 2014, 01:45

I had to re-install to W8.1 and tried out SI 2015, but now I have an error: my PYTHONPATH and/or PATH Variables are working, but not all the GEAR modules are loading.

I get the following error:

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# ERROR : Traceback (most recent call last):
# File "", line 34, in
# from gear.xsi import xsi, c, lm, XSIMath, XSIFactory
# ImportError: cannot import name lm
# - [line 34 in X:\XX\GEAR_mc-master\workgroup\Addons\gear\Application\Plugins\gear_selectionTools.py]
For the majority of the major python scripts I'd love to use... only some of them.

Why would that be?

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Draise » 24 Apr 2014, 02:56

Figured it out, just re-installed python (and deleted the old python files).

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Haimund » 07 Jun 2014, 06:54

Hi, there.
I don't know if anyone has the same problem, but when I use this, sometimes arms and legs flip or pop.
Does anyone know how to prevent or fix this?

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Post by mirkoj » 08 Jun 2014, 15:55

during animation and viewport playback or when rendering characters?
If it is 2nd one then I run into that couple times and only solution was to cache animation and render out cached and not rigged characters.
Viewport flipping don't remember seeing really...

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by EricTRocks » 08 Jun 2014, 16:03

Typically it is unwise to render live characters. You should always cache, then render.
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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Haimund » 09 Jun 2014, 03:39

Sorry, what I mean is this, see the picture.
gearPop.gif
And yes, I do encountered sometimes when it renders, the legs flip. The way I solve it is just open the file and render it instead of send to render farm. Because I don't want to have a lot of files each time and since it stay good in viewport……but thank you.

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by mirkoj » 29 Mar 2016, 21:19

hey guys
I know this is ooold thread but still.. I never got chance to take some time and dig deeper into mc fork of gear.
But I'm mostly interested in facial parts as I assume the rest is same as with original gear.
Anyone could give some feedback, using it around and stuff?
Thanks

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Draise » 29 Mar 2016, 21:21

I've use the facial rigs a lot. They lips and mouth are really awesome. They eyes are alright, the eyebrows a bit strange, but they work.

I like it, prefer this version over the GEAR version.

Easier to install too.

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by mirkoj » 29 Mar 2016, 21:58

thanks.
easier then installing addon? :)
honestly part of pushing away was all that github things and stuff.. hehe will look into it :)
thanks!

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by Draise » 29 Mar 2016, 22:00

Well just creating the Workgroup, I guess.. yeah. Ok, addons are rediculously easy.

I did have a spine problem a couple of times on multiple rigs, but that might be my rig setup when I build it all.

But I do consider this a step up over GEAR, specially with it's new solvers.

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by NNois » 30 Mar 2016, 13:11

mirkoj wrote:thanks.
easier then installing addon? :)
With gears you have to also install python modules in you python install (or the soft one) and i think that's what Draise was talking about, right ?

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Re: GEAR_mc

Post by mirkoj » 03 Apr 2016, 17:13

just one more questions maybe it is answered there but I missed...
do you remove "old" gear and install only gear_mc and in that case do rigs made with GEAR works fine with only GEAR_MC installed as well?
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