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mr_motionTrail for Managing Motion Trails & Animation Arc Tracking in Maya

Kyle Mistlin-Rude shares his fairly robust animation tool for Maya that will trace arcs on animated objects. mr_motionTrail for Maya will allow you to reposition the motion trail where it is tracked from. His example is that you could add a trail to the head of a character, but reposition the trail to track the arc of the nose. The trails update while you work adjusting the animations.