Andreas Esau posted a new addon to help you animate using shapekey drivers.
Hey there, this is a small addon I have written for Blender. This addon makes the task to connect shapekey driver to bones super fast and super easy! Creating driver and connecting them to your bones always was a tedious task and I really hated it, thats the reason why I have written this small addon operator. Feel free to download and use it.
Also if you like that video, please give me a thumbs up and share it with other people.
That look amazing. This will save me hours of time.
Thank you so much for this tool!
Nice. Wish I had this a couple months ago. Still , it'll come in very handy. And save hours. Lol cause each character had 43 shape key's. Thinks you could make this assign a costume shape too , that would complete the task. Of coarse you would have to have the shape before hitting the operator. Just a thought. Thanks.
Hey, thanks for featuring Bart! Hope everone enjoys this small timesaver! :)
You're welcome :)
That is super useful! There must be some kind of sainthoods available in Blender.
This addon might be a big help (and time saver) for me very soon! Thank you very much Andreas !
Thank you so much for sharing. This will be very usefull for many!! ^__^
thanks so much!
Hey, Andreas, super addon here.
It will be super usefull, thanks!
That's great Andreas, thanks for sharing. I'm just about to start rigging 4 characters for a job, this swill be a fantastic timesaver!
I'd like to see the developers spend more time looking into making things easier in ways like this. Obviously, it's possible! Three thumbs up!
Hey thanks alot Bill.
I will push a new version in the next days that will make it even better I think. Campbell gave me a few hints where I could improve it. Now you can autoset the values by just transforming the bone to your disered position,rotation or scale. And it will set all the values automatically and then you can tweak them if you want. You can also create new shapekeys from the operator.
I also added the operator to the Specials menu and to the pose bones tools panel.
So.. hopefully this will make it even better. Video will follow soon which showcases the new additions.
Ho man, that sounds so great!
What a teasing.
Is there anyway we get posted about updates automaticaly?
I use and abuse of these process and your addon is an early christmas gift
I will tweat the updates and probably make a youtube video to coming changes. So if you follow me on one or the other you probably won't miss it :-)
I will also submit this to blenders addons. So it may happen that it will be shipped by default in the future.
Can you forward me you're youtube channel adress?
The video above, or this link here :)
Super useful! Thanks for sharing.
Hey guys.. Thanks for all your incredible feedback! A new version is up. Take a look at it in this video:
I must be doing something wrong, but it doesn't show up when installed ?? where would I find it in my add-on list? to check if it is installed/activated?
it should be located under Rigging -> Driver to Bone Constraint
Take a look there. :-)
not listed there, have installed 3 times... :( will try a fresh install of blender and see if there is a conflict .. I have had this happen before from time to time. I wish there was a better way to manage these add ons sometimes. also it may have an issue on OS X .. that's happened before too.
:( even on a clean install of Blender this doesn't show up. I feel this may be an OS X conflict, which is a shame as it would save me HOURS of time
James, don't know if you got it going or not, but it's showing up in mine running Yosemite. Just to check, when I downloaded Finder auto unzipped the zip file to a folder. Then I compressed just the python script into a zip and installed that into Blender. Hope that helps.
yay! that worked :) Thanks... odd that.. the zip file must have been compressed differently I had tried installing from the original and the unzipped... didn't think to zip it up again lol... computers are so weird sometimes.
OMG This is about time someone make such an addon! Thank you!
Hello. let's say that I have created and finalized a character with the manuel bastioni lab 1.6.1 and I have a lot of shapekeys for the face,but no bones. This addon is not able to create the bones from scratch ?
Just did not install, i'm using blender 2.79.
It does not install, and desn't show any error message.
I found a solution, unzip all, crate a folder, put everything inside it, copy it and paste in your blender pluguins directory.
Updating, i've got a error message whean i try to hit "W", can someone help me with this?