We already know the mGear is a good framework for character rigging with great features. They are a lot of animation production companies using mGeare for the character rigging process. The characters rigged with mGeare are more flexible for creating both controls and joints for the rig. Now mGear Dev team is proud to announce the release of version 3.7.8 This point release includes many updates with the focus of improving the video games and real-time pipeline integration.
This release is also one of the bigger releases in terms of several bug fixes and enhancements made to date. Big thanks to all the members of the mGear Dev-Team and all contributors and people who helped to mGear development with all the awesome feedback and advice! mGear will be not possible without the awesome community.
The key updates for the mGear 3.7.8 modular rigging system “Shifter”
- New naming convention rules for both controls and joints. This will allow mGear to integrate into any pipeline with pre-existing naming conventions.
- A new set of shifter components called “EPIC components” specially designed to work with Unreal Engine and other game engines.
- New joint orient offset options to define the joint orientation of any component.
- Two new biped templates to match names and joint structure of Unreal Engine Mannequin a MetaHuman
Other important enhancements include
- Plebes, a tool that generates character rigs. Based on various character-generated templates that can be used with Shifter. (Mixamo, Character creator 3, Daz Studio, and Make Human character FBX can be used to generate a mGear rig and hooked up to the skeleton provided).
- New tools and options for Anim Picker.
- New tool for Xgen Interactive Grooming splines to speed up the creation of curve based grooming.
- Easy Drag and Drop install.
- Rigbits facial rigging tools also updated to work in conjunction with Shifter’s Game tools.
- Easy to use in combination with NXT (Node eXecution Tree)
About mGear 3.7.8
mGear is a free open-source Rigging & Animation Framework released under the MIT license. The framework includes many tools for both riggers and animators. The modular rigging system Shifter is added in the update.
The core framework has kept growing over the past 8 years, many tools have been added to offer a complete suite to cover a wide range of technical needs for the creation of CG animated characters which has made mGear more than just a modular rigging system.
Combined with the Data-Centric Rigging workflows, mGear offers a robust backbone to create, animate and maintain a large array of CG characters to suit any demanding pipelines.
Why use mGear?
- mGear is a production-proven tool that used in movies, games, TV series, VR, VFX, advertisement, and many more.
- mGear is open-source and completely free under MIT license. This makes it ideal to modify to suit any pipeline needs in which outsourcing and collaborations between studios can be done without the burden of complex licensing systems or cost increases.
- mGear is easy to use for beginners while offering a deep level of control and flexibility to Senior TD’s.
- mGear’s community has been growing steadily and continues to do so, as we see more riggers using mGear within their productions.
- mGear is a solid and reliable open-source project with 10+ years of history.
- mGear rigs are compatible with Rumba Animation Software.
Know more and download the script at Github.