Animating Between IK and FK Systems in Maya

In this series of Maya tutorials, you will learn how to animate between forward and inverse kinematics in Maya. Software required: Maya 2013.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 1, 2012
Duration
1h 3m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 1, 2012
Duration
1h 3m
Description

In this series of Maya tutorials, you will learn how to animate between forward and inverse kinematics in Maya. We'll start by learning how to animate a convincing blend between the two modes. From there, we'll learn when IK / FK switching is not needed. And to conclude the tutorial, we'll learn how to create our very own IK/FK blending system, and then how to match to two systems together for a very smooth transition from one mode to the next. By the end of the course, you will learn how to confidently work with IK/FK rigs to create very fluid performances! Software required: Maya 2013.

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome, my name is Delano and I'll be your guide as we learn how to animate between IK and FK systems in Maya. Both IK and FK modes have their pros and cons, being able to animate between the two modes puts you at a great advantage. The challenge is knowing when and how to animate an IK/FK system, and that's the objective for this course. We'll start by learning how to animate a convincing blend between the two modes, from there, we'll learn when IK and FK switching is not needed, and then to conclude the course, we'll learn how to create out very own IK/FK blending system, and then how to match the two systems together to create a very smooth transition from one mode to the next. By then end of the course you'll learn how to learn how to confidently work with IK/FK rigs to create very fluid performances. So let's begin.