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A shelf in MotionBuilder?

Posted by Cory Mogk, 12 September 2012 2:41 pm

This 'Maya style' shelf in MotionBuilder allows you to access all the key functionality that you would use daily from the Asset Browser, it is now right at your fingertips. You no longer have to dig around in the MotionBuilder UI to look for these items -- they are in one central location for you. The File menu tab is the default display in the tool, giving you quick access at any time to create a new file, open a file, save a file, and save as a file. Additional menus tabs provide you access to default Elements, Primitives, Characters, Constraints, and Devices. This one click creation workflow gives you the objects you desire in your scene immediately. If you’re not sure what the images are, simply hover over the button for the Tooltips.

5 Comments

reallyimmaturenick

Posted 13 September 2012 9:01 pm

Amazing feature! *ahem* When will Autodesk start innovating? I mean really jaw dropping never seen or heard in the Universe before technologies.
When?

Cory Mogk

Posted 15 September 2012 11:55 am

This is an example plug-in from the Autodesk Developer Network and wasn't intended to be taken as "hey, look at this cool new feature." If you have ideas on things you would like to see improved, please let us know.

reallyimmaturenick

Posted 16 September 2012 7:25 pm

As if that ever worked. You're going to implement features big studios require (like CrowrdFX in Softimage) or what you might think is needed to complement the suites. Why should a nobody like me even bother?
Anyway, enough with frustration venting. Good luck with the new responsibilities you've been "loaded" with and don't forget that not everybody loves Maya. I hate it, but love Softimage (as much as one can hate/love an inanimate object).

Joel Pennington

Posted 18 September 2012 7:26 am

Hi reallyimaturenick,

As the designer for MotionBuilder, I would really like to hear what you would like changed.

Feel free to send me an email firstname.lastname@autodesk.com

Thanks,

Joel Pennington

Cory Mogk

Posted 19 September 2012 4:13 pm

Nick, you may send me an email, too: Cory Mogk
firstname.lastname@autodesk.com

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