Very Nice, Love the rocks man!
Awesome walkthrough, I really learnt a lot. It was great that Adrienne give links to other people tutorials too!
Anybody get that?
Check out a robust and flexible new tool for path animation in Maya called bh_pathAnim. The tool is simple and intuitive, and will let you attach any rig, with any number of limbs and body controls, to a path and animate it walking or running along it.
The tool is said to work for bipeds, quadrupeds, insects and other creatures, including a function to bake the path animation back to the rig.
The developer has also recently added a new tool:
Hey Animators, I’ve created a new tool that works alongside my path animation system and makes fixing foot slip a -LOT- faster! This tool is a free update for all bh_pathAnim customers, please check your email from Gumroad as you should be notified about the update later today. Hope it comes in handy and thanks for your support!
The Zip includes the script, an icon for it and two videos – one demonstrates the full workflow from installation to final baked animation and the other shows how I like to plus and detail the animation while the rig is still attached to the path system.