Generating Weight Meshes

CBOX can generate weight maps using mesh items. It is possible to efficiently create weight maps for characters that have a similar shape.

  1. Select a rig item.
    We select a rig item from the character rig from which we wish to generate a weight mesh.
  2. We click [Generate Weight Meshes] from the main palette.
    The name of the weight map generated with [Generate Weight Meshes] will be the same as the name of the skeleton item. Please define the name of the skeleton item before executing [Generate Weight Meshes]. Since the names of the skeleton item and weight map are used when executing [Bind], [Bind] might not execute correctly if you change the names.
  3. We finished generating our weight mesh.
    The weight mesh was generated in the scene. Please edit the weight mesh so that it covers the mesh items to which you wish to set the weight map.
    The weight mesh changes all the skeleton items into meshes, but you may delete the meshes for which the weight map is not required.


About CharacterBox


PSOFT CharacterBox
PSOFT YouTube Channel

  1. Introduction to the "CharacterBox" MODO Plugin (Live video broadcast March 3, 2017. In Japanese.)
  2. Character Rig Creation
  3. Rig Functionality
  4. Copy and Paste
  5. Muscles
  6. Weight Meshes
  7. Combination With MODO's Standard Functionality
  8. Exporting to FBX Format
  9. New product sneak preview
  10. Symmentry Items Selection
  11. Soft IK Strength
  12. Sync To Goal Rotation
  13. Support for Scaling Rigs
  14. Mirror Weight Tool
  15. Symmetric Editing Tool
  16. New Standalone icense Tool
  17. Muscles Support Locators
  18. Copy Skelton Size
  19. Symmetry Tags
  20. Relocate SPIK Controllers
  21. Support for Action Layers

CharacterBox Tutorials
Creator: Artist - Matt Meersbergen

  1. Biped Rigging Introduction
  2. Biped Rigging Introduction
  3. Character Mesh Prep
  4. Hips, Leg and Feet IK/FK setup
  5. Spine, Arms and Fingers setup
  6. Episode 6 Face Rig
  7. Episode 7 Binding Mesh
  8. Eye Controls
  9. Actors, Actions, Poses explained
  10. Snake - Basic Rig setup
  11. Speed Test
Modo and Character Box and Cloud rendering