Miquel Campos has a look at a new component in mGear 3.1: Chain IK with Variable FK.
A new update to mGear adds three new components that deal with modular chain rigging. mGear 3.1 adds chain net, lite chain stack and a new chain IK with variable FK. Campos walks through the latter demonstrating the new components’ use case while also covering stack connections.
mGear is an open source rigging framework initially created for Softimage by Jeremie Passerin. Recent incarnations live on since 2013, taken over by Miquel Campos. The project’s goal is to provide a robust framework for rigging and animation tools development. Learn more about mGear for Maya here.