Red9 Studio Tools
Red9 is an Animation Consultancy business, offering Maya pipeline development and support, rigging services and facial solutions to the entertainment industry. We're working with some of the biggest names in the business but also helping support those smaller games companies who lack either the internal capability, or capacity to manage a modern pipeline internally.
www.red9consultancy.com Please check the website for updates on both the StudioPack and ProPack toolsets, we also now offer full rigging services using our proprietary Red9 Puppet rigging system.
Red9 StudioTools themselves were born out of frustration, based on years of production experience building pipelines and toolsets around a modern animation workflow. It's aimed at those studios & individuals looking for a professional and integrated solution for dealing with complex rigs/setups but without the benefit of an R&D department to write bespoke solutions.
All key animation features run a filter under the hood that allows you to tailor the systems to your rig/ hierarchy, once configured the toolset hooks seamlessly to your solution, allowing animation mirroring, pose saving, rig and transform snapping, time management, key copying, attr copying and a host of other core features, all filtered internally to deal with your setup.
For the TD's there's a complete metaData api included with tons of reference video's showing you how to use it and subclass it for your own purposes, this is aimed at structuring rig networks under the hood. There's also powerful Python filtering and node matching classes exposed. Additional tools include AttrMaps for dealing with hierarchy locking and storing, as well as a SceneReview tool which is ideal for tracking comments on a shot by shot basis across a studio.
Why OpenSource, well I want to give something back to the industry as I really feel for those studios without the benefit of a large R&D department to craft pipelines around them. The Studio Pack is designed to speed up a modern animation pipeline.
All comments and suggestions are welcomed.
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Available on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux