An introduction to your instructors and discussion of the concepts covered in Technical Rigging, Volume 4.
A general overview of stretchy IK - what it is and how it works - shown conceptually through whiteboard-style lecture.
A walkthrough of the manual process of setting up a stretchy IK system with a simple 2-bone skeletal chain.
Here we begin the process of creating an automated stretchy IK system, installing scripts from Technical Rigging 1 and 3.
The first of a two-part series in which we show how to use Python to create an automatic stretchy IK generation system.
Continuing from the first video, we finalize the creation of the automated stretchy IK generation tool.
In this video we overview the concept of stretchy splines and how they work, presented in whiteboard lecture.
This is the first of a 2-part series in which we discuss the manual setup of a stretchy IK system.
Here we finish up the process of our manual stretchy spline setup, adding the stretching system for the bones.
In this video we whiteboard out the necessary functions for creating an automatic stretchy spline Python tool.
With our necessary functionality outlined, we can now go through the process of implementing all of it.
The stretchy spline tool is complete, but we now remove the control objects to allow for dynamic implementation.
Here we overview the process of using or controller-free system along with dynamic curves to create cables.
In this video we whitboard the creation of a script to generate a simple dynamic hose system in Python.
With the functionality for our dynamic curve tool outlined, we now go into Houdini and implement it into our tool.
This video contains a final conclusion and wrap up of the lecture for Houdini Technical Rigging Volume 4.