Easily Create Overlapping Action in Maya With Free LMspring

Luismi Herrera’s Maya Script LMspring, Creates Overlapping Action in Animation Using Physics.

Inspired by Animator Richard Lico’s method for creating overlapping action in characters by using particles and dynamics, Luismi Herrera packaged the process within a Maya Script. LMspring lets you add an overlapping motion effect on top of the translation of your existing animation.

Richard Lico walks through the process whereby a simple dynamic particle simulation employed an easy way to get secondary motion. The inspiration chain doesn’t end there, Richard’s demonstration loosely based on a workflow described by Jacob Hinds, who in turn sparked the idea from this video.

Check out Luismi Herrera’s Maya Script LM-Spring here.