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Key Assistant

Key Assistant

This animation tool pack will help you to manage animation keys faster with help of several tools:

Key Manager

It can:

— Delete every N-key(s).
That means that after deleting 2 keys initial keyframes like:
X X X X X X X
will be:
X – – X – – X

— Insert every N-key(s).
That means that after insertig 2 keys initial keyframes like:
X – – – – – –
will be:
X – X – X – X
Note that script just inserts keys without changing controllers values.

— Space exery N-key(s).
That means that after spacing 2 keys initial keyframes like:
X X X X X X X
will be:
X – X – X – X

Pos. copier

It can:

— Copy controller position from prev keyframe to the current one. Hit ‘>’ button from the left side.
— Copy controller position from prev keyframe to the current one. Hit ‘<' button from the right side. — Copy controller position from current keyframe to the previous one. Hit '<' button from the left side. — Copy controller position from current keyframe to the next one. Hit '>‘ button from the right side.
— For all buttons: With ‘alt’ pressed it will copy position with one-keyframe step. With time range highlighted it will copy the position with one-keyframe step within this range.

Pick walker

It can:

— Assign controller (group of controllers) to another controller (group of controllers) for the controller picking in any assigned direction.
— Highligh assigned controllers
— Work with (or without) namespaces
— Delete or re-assign picking connections
— Work with hotkeys

In order to assign hotkeys copy this parts of the code and insert them into the Hotkey editor.

Up button:

import KeyAssist
KeyAssist.PUpBHK()

Down button:

import KeyAssist
KeyAssist.PDnBHK()

Left button:

import KeyAssist
KeyAssist.PLtBHK()

Right button:

import KeyAssist
KeyAssist.PRtBHK()

Addition features will be developed soon.

Installation

Copy this file in your maya scripts folder (for example – C:\Users\ ***Username*** \Documents\maya\2016-x64\scripts)
Copy one of desired icons (_a – postfix means that icon with transparent background) in your icon folder (for example – C:\Users\ ***Username*** \Documents\maya\2016-x64\prefs\icons)
Open Maya, open the script editor and in a python tab paste two lines below :

import KeyAssist
KeyAssist.start()

Select this line and with middle mouse click drag it to your shelf
Then assign the icon to the script via the shelf editor

You can purchase this script on Gumroad.

Download AutoHotkey script for Pickwalker hotkeys remapping to the mouse weel – .exe-file or .ahk-file

The text below represents the code that contains AutoHotkey script, you can replace existing hotkeys with the desired ones:


#IfWinActive Autodesk Maya ahk_class QWidget

F1::
Suspend
return

WheelUp::
send, +i
return

WheelDown::
send, +k
return

~LShift & WheelUp::
send, +l
return

~LShift & WheelDown::
send, +o
return


Download the script that can hide and reveal controllers with single button – ShowHideControllers

In order to reveal controllers use the code:

import ShowHideControllers

ShowHideControllers.tabB(1)

In order to hide controllers use the code:

import ShowHideControllers

ShowHideControllers.tabB(0)

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