ngSkinTools user guide¶
ngSkinTools is a skinning plugin for Autodesk Maya, introducing new concepts to character skinning such as layers, any-pose-mirroring, enhanced paint brushes, true smoothing, and more.
- ngskintools.com - project homepage;
- Quick start - a guide for new users;
- ngSkinTools user list at Google Groups.
- Contact form - if you feel like sending an author direct message.
- Issue tracker (pivotaltracker.com) - where further development gets planned.
- ngSkinTools API guide
If you have ngSkinTools older than 1.0.965, please remove it first. Delete ngSkinTools module file from your
<user home>/maya/<maya version>/modules, and all other files from the installation location (that's
C:\program files for Windows users).
This means that installation locations are:
- Windows -
%ProgramData%environment variable is different)
- OSX -
- Linux -
~/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ngskintools(single user) or
/usr/autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ngskintools(all users / root)
So far it seems like these locations are not configurable (let me know if you discover otherwise).
Using autoloader system, nothing needs to be configured additionally from Maya's point of view. Maya scans autoloader locations for plugins at startup, and configures each discovered plugin automatically. For ngSkinTools, a shelf button to open UI is created in "Custom" tab.
Continue to Quick start for first steps with the plugin.
If you really need to manually configure installation, you need three things (assuming you've got some experience setting up a Maya plugin):
MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH(use particular plugin path for your OS/Maya version);
- Add ngSkinTools shelf button with python code:
from ngSkinTools.ui.mainwindow import MainWindow; MainWindow.open()
If you have a problem, a question, a feature request, let me know. Your feedback is what drives the project forward!
Frequently Asked Questions¶
Got a question? Checkout frequently asked questions list - maybe it's already been answered?
ngSkinTools user list at Google Groups.
This is the most preferred way to ask new questions and provide feedback. You might need a google ID for this, though you can contact me personally if you just want to be added to the group with a non-google email:
Contact me personally¶
If you're feeling shy or just want to contact me personally, use this contact form instead.