Our Proprietary animation Rig

Red9 ProPack: Massive updates to our IKFK handlers

This is a huge update to the way that our Red9 ProPack deals with IKFK matching in rig systems. Big new features including :

  • Spine FK-IK matching via a new iterative algorithm which produces a really close match. This is a huge deal for animators going between MotionBuilder and Maya as we can now resolve the spine data far more accurately.
  • Limb System matching including new toe rotate resolving. This enables twist added to the FK to be by-passed and also all random FK toe data to be pushed directly back to the ik solutions.
  • AutoClav resolving and matching for the Red9 PuppetRig, allowing us to finally fully match the arm systems regardless of the state of the Auto-Clav solvers
  • New ParentSpace matching added to the toolsets so we can switch the world space of any of the ik control systems over time with compensation.

Working with Red9 : PuppetRig and support systems

This new series of videos are designed to give you a wider overview of the Red9 ProPack and what it’s like to work with us on a professional level to help streamline and speed-up your workflows.

This first video goes through our Red9 PuppetRig solution, the new DagMenu system and dynamic CharacterPicker.  Crucially it also shows we use an abstract layer to communicate with all the tools and the API, meaning that none of our systems are tied directly to the rig solution itself.

Whilst we’d love everybody to use the Puppet Rig we’re more than aware that this is an impracticality for many studios who have invested time into their own rigging systems, this is a neat way to simply add a layer of MetaNodes to fool our systems into thinking they’re dealing with a native Puppet Rig.