I am proud to announce the release of my new rigging plug-in called fStretch. The plug-in works with Maya and let one create astonishing stretch and squash setups very easily. All the resulted deformations are then sculptable and fast. The plug-in can also be used for creating hyper-realistic facial rigs. Forget about having a hundred blendshapes, with fStretch you only need a contraction and an extension shape. The algorithm is fast and can be used on heavy meshes without major slowdown. The plug-in will run real-time on a reasonable mesh. With fStretch, you can now setup awesome facial rigs easier than never before! A setup that can take you days to make will now be created much faster and have better deformations. For demonstration purpose, a free facial rig was made and is available for free.
Try and see !
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