vastSolver

vastSolver

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Description

The vastSolver is an Autodesk® Maya® plugin that lets you convert any vertex animation into a skin weights and joints animation. The main use is to compress mesh animations, such as a blendshape-driven animation or a cloth/muscle simulation, for the use in game engines. 

 

The vastSolver comes with a compact GUI that lets you set basic parameters (such as a maximum number of joints) and two additional controls to fine-tune solving. Also, a Maya command is provided: there is a User Guide that contains command documentation.

 

On a technical note, the solver implements an iterative algorithm that searches for the best approximation of a vertex animation. The solver is robust to a non-uniform deformation (e.g. when a portion of the mesh does not have any deformation). The solver implements a custom solving strategy with a goal of the best results for fewer joints. For this purpose, it features Laplacian smooth skin weights regularization. The user can fine-tune parameters of Skin Regularization to get better results or to produce skin weights that resemble hand-painted weights.

 

By default, the solver solves for translations and rotations of joints. The user can choose to solve for joints scaling. This usually improves results.  

The plugin comes with a User Guide and a test scene. 

 

Demo video: https://vimeo.com/405024331

 

License Activation Process

To activate the vastSolver plugin follow these steps:

  1. After the purchase is completed you will immediately receive a product key by email;
  2. Enter your email address (associated with your Autodesk App Store account) and the product key in the vastSolver activation window;
  3. Generate and copy a response key;
  4. Go to vidiaapps.com and paste the response key to get an activation code;
  5. Enter the activation code in vastSolver activation window and press Activate.

 

The product key can be used to install the plugin on up to 2 personal devices.

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About This Version

Version 1.1.0, 10/14/2020
- Optimizes multithreading support - Adds support for multi-node product keys - Resolves an activation issue with certain product keys

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  • Great!
    Marc Felico | July 10, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    PErfect, plugin for a convert ncloth simulations to joints and so can export to unreal engine. Congrats!

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