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To get started with this blank [[TiddlyWiki]], you'll need to modify the following tiddlers:
* [[SiteTitle]] & [[SiteSubtitle]]: The title and subtitle of the site, as shown above (after saving, they will also appear in the browser title bar)
* [[MainMenu]]: The menu (usually on the left)
* [[DefaultTiddlers]]: Contains the names of the tiddlers that you want to appear when the TiddlyWiki is opened
You'll also need to enter your username for signing your edits: <<option txtUserName>>
These [[InterfaceOptions]] for customising [[TiddlyWiki]] are saved in your browser

Your username for signing your edits. Write it as a [[WikiWord]] (eg [[JoeBloggs]])

<<option txtUserName>>
<<option chkSaveBackups>> [[SaveBackups]]
<<option chkAutoSave>> [[AutoSave]]
<<option chkRegExpSearch>> [[RegExpSearch]]
<<option chkCaseSensitiveSearch>> [[CaseSensitiveSearch]]
<<option chkAnimate>> [[EnableAnimations]]

----
Also see [[AdvancedOptions]]
<<importTiddlers>>
[[Rigging System]]
[[Wrapping Maya commands - A good idea?]]
[[Variable live time and ecapsulation]]
To get started with this blank [[TiddlyWiki]], you'll need to modify the following tiddlers:
* [[SiteTitle]] & [[SiteSubtitle]]: The title and subtitle of the site, as shown above (after saving, they will also appear in the browser title bar)
* [[MainMenu]]: The menu (usually on the left)
* [[DefaultTiddlers]]: Contains the names of the tiddlers that you want to appear when the TiddlyWiki is opened
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This a place for me and for all things "rigging system"!

A few Rules:

1. Not a place to "sell" of profile myself.

2. A place to learn. For me mostly, but if someone else can benifit, that's great.

3. A place to make lots of mistakes and air my ignorance and misconseptions about the world. Don't be shy :)

4. This could potentially turn into my new rigging system, to use for things like freelancing, bring to a new workplace but taking it with me when I leave, sell, teach with, what ever. BUT THIS IS SECONDARY TO THE PROJECT!
	a CHARATER has BODYPARTS (A facial rig is also a body part)
	Can also have other higher or lower level systems that operate on the individual bodypart and


	Defining the layout of a character is done by attaching bodyparts together in a hierarchy.

	A guide is spawned that represent the planes and pivots of a bodypart, that the user can interact with.

	Bones and Rigging can be created from the guides.

	From a users perspective we should be able to move between bones, rigging and guides seamlessly -

	Converting let's say bones and riggin for one or more bodypart to guides, so that we may'
	change pivots and planes.

	Ideally this is not(!) a destructive process. This means that in the above sceneario, the joints
	are not killed, but simple disabled/hidden. Once we exit guide mode, the joints are simply updated to
	reflect the ajustments done to the guiddes.

	A major concern is how iterating on the rig affect external dependancies. These are defined as stuff that
	is attached to and dependant on our bones or rigging (by hierarchy or constraints, deformers, particles etc.)
	that our system does not "know about" - either because we don't want it to (complexity and development time),
	or simply because we do not want the system to limit the technologies that can be used with our rigs (3 party and
	future or current 3d app core features)

	Not sure how to handle this... Maybe talk to Sunit or write a post on-line.

        It might be that we don't support going back and adjusting the joints, after we have built on top of the rig. But it could also be that we do something                                     inbetween. So lets say that we handle changing the skeletpon after skinning has been setup, but that skin clusters are updated automatically. It could also be that we implement a special way of parenting stuff to our skeleton, that must always be used when attaching external components, that the system can handle





	Should the system incorporate a defualt bind system?



Guide

	constructor (Takes description object)

	destructor

	attach method

	to_bones method (Output bones object)

	describe method

	Attributes:

		Attachor
		Attachements points

Guide description

	constructor


Bones:

	constructor

	destructor

	attach method

	to_guides method (Changes to bones should prapagate to guides?)


Rigging:

	construtcor

	Destructor

	attach method

	Control handles


Rigging description:

	constructor


Attach system:

	"""Handles attachment: how parts fit together and the actual attachind and detaching of parts """
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Hallo
So reading in code complete I came across an article on "variable live time". And like most of the stuff in that book, if topics don't resonate right away, you soon realise their relevance and you might even come across a strong example really quickly.

I recently took over an autorigger and from a development standpoint, it's kind of a mess. Dont' get me wrong, I'm not bashing the guy who left it to me, cause most my project have looked like this, in fact my last one might have! If I was not focused on writing this wiki and learning to create more clear and maintainable code, or if I was in a hurry, my next might very well be the same..

Some of the issues:

The rigging script tries to be moddular, but fails in some critical ways. It's built the way that you have a main rigging function, where some overall parameters are defined. Then it calls a set of "body parts" and then proceeds to do wrapping up stuff, like create control sets, color controls, lock out joints etc. So what's wrong with it??

Objects created by the "body part" rigging modules, return "relevant" nodes to the main script, with list arrays. This is a problem because:

1. Indexes in arrays that are returned from a foreign function (Module even) does not make a lot of sense when used in the main script!
2. Should this array change it would require maintaninse in multiple places.

Another problem is that variables in the arrray that is passed back are then used all over the scripts, for instance:

Passed to other body part functions
Passed to any other number of functions
Used as arguments in maya commands (Remember we might not want to wrap these, even though that would allow us to check for error and non existance of variables and nodes)

So armItems[5] could be used all over in the main function, not a recipy for readibility and maintainability

We have a problem if we want to turn the arm rigging off. Let's assume we are rigging a character variation, that happens to have no arms. We could make sure that the arm module does not rig the arms if the correct bones did not exists in the scene, but the main function would still expect some valid return.

So we now haveabsolutely jiberish variable names for nodes, that are so far gone from their context - created in another module, returned into the main script and used over a span of maibe 500 lines of code - an a high degree off coupling/ dependancy, that will not allow us to turn body parts off. In onther words, a very normal maya rigging script scenario :-)

So what are the possible cures?

1. Make sure that variable names make sense and that they exist on data objects that can be passed. This will give us clarity, code completion and independence of arrray index.

2. Instantiate data collection objects in the main script and then just add data to these in the body part functions. No passing objects back and forth. Or do a combination of 1 and 2

3. If we need to do something like add controls to a set or color controls, we could do the following:

A. Add the controls to the set, right in the body part function, instead of waiting till the end of the script to do it.

B. Create data objects, that we then add controls to inside the body part functions. When we need to create our control sets, we only use tte data that has actually been put onto the data objects. 

This would mean that the set data object would have to be a global variable and global list of data, declared ahead of time and passed to the bodypart function or spawened for each off the body parts and returned to the main function.
Trying to wrap mayas commands can be a really bad idea! This is something I've done in the past my self and have seen a lot of other people do. 

What are we trying to achieve:

A lighter, more simple, elegant and abstracted way to do something we do often. The idea is tempting, but here are some of the drawbacks:

You start up with at function that was meant to simplify a call, but end up implementing a full wrapper as time moves by and realise you need the extra level of control that the command you are trying to wrap, already gives you, losing the advantage this function gave you in the first place. Mel and maya's commands might not be elegant, but they sure have had some time to mature. 

You now have a command that no other Maya scripter knows or understands! And the time you had expected to save gets vasted in bughunting, fixing and maintining the wrapper function.

So did we acheive what we set out to do? No...

What's then?

Well there is pymel that is doing a quite good job of wrapping maya's commands already. If you want to go down this route, at least consider creating your own wrappers in the pymel framework or extending the already existing classes. They have been pretty smart about implementing their wrapper classes so that they parse all parameters to the underlying maya command, even though these are not implementted in the class.

So be sure your are adding realy value when you consider doing something like this. And fr petes sake, don't invent the wheel!

Well what kind of funcctions should I write instead then?

Functions that are <> than a command. So make something that:

Adds significantly more value than a Maya command

or

Adds significantly less value than a Maya Command. This means defining a very narrow and clear focus for your function that: Is not likely to change or grow (Dont' replace that already existing command now!)