Freeik

by XBodya13 in Addons


If you read this message then people of Ukraine are still fighting for their freedom(and make some progress,by the way).There are many people from all over the world who help us in this battle by donating money ,helping refugees or even fighting on the frontline.If you are one of them,you can get this addon for free,just leave me a message.


About

Character rigging and animation are quite complex nowadays.
This addon is another attempt to make it easier.

Current version is 1.1.8 and it works for blender 4.2

Here is the repository with demo version and sample scene.
It doesn't allow to create rigs,but works with existing ones

For blender 3.x use version 1.1.6

Here is the manual, issue tracker,voting for upcoming features and some videos about this addon


Features

  • Turn basic armature into the animation ready rig in a couple of clicks
  • Any bone can be pinned



  • You can change bones hierarchy on the fly



  • Pin/unpin bones during animation to control interpolation between poses



  • Different posing modes (see manual for details)



  • Character skeleton may have loops



  • Rig can split into parts during the animation



  • You can animate objects in the same way as bones



  • Most of the features can be accessed from the pie menu



Buying this addon you support its further development and my trip to Wacken  ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶   ̶2̶0̶2̶1̶  2022 2023

(I strikethrough these dates not because i was there but rather because i couldn't get there due to pandemic and war)

Wacken


Development plan

  •  ̶I̶m̶p̶r̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶l̶v̶e̶r̶  Done in version 1.1
  •  ̶A̶d̶d̶ ̶f̶r̶e̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶o̶d̶e̶ ̶(̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶b̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶ ̶m̶o̶d̶e̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶s̶q̶u̶a̶s̶h̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶e̶t̶c̶h̶)̶  Done in version 1.1
  • Rewrite solver in C.
    • Improve performance ( it's quite low now, see Optimization section of manual)
    • Implement constraint limits
  • Tools for face rigging
  • Make solver take into account Blender constraints
  • Retargeting tools
  • Bunch of features for posing and animation that are hard to describe using words



If you have any ideas, questions or anything else to say, you can use this thread

Also, check out my GitHub and Artstation

New in version 1.1

  • New posing modes
  • Some improvements in the posing process 
  • Animation layers support
  • Auto keying support


New in version 1.1.7

  • Slightly improved solver
  • Pinned bones now change color



  • Split rig from Pose mode


Have a nice day :D


Sales 400+
Customer Ratings 10
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Published about 5 years ago
Blender Version 4.2, 4.1, 4.0, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.93, 2.92, 2.91, 2.9, 2.83, 2.82, 2.81, 2.8
License GPL
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