Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Raylight Games releases EasySkin 1.0 for 3ds Max

3ds Max and Maya tools developer Raylight Games has released EasySkin 1.0: a new 3ds Max plugin designed to speed up the process of skinning characters for animation.

Reorganised UI for more streamlined workflow, new ‘bubble’ envelope system
The plugin reorganises the vanilla 3ds Max user interface for a more efficient workflow, highlighting the most useful options in 3ds Max’s Skin modifier.

It also includes a new ‘bubble’ system for creating spheroidal envelopes, for smoother falloff between joint weights; plus simplifed weight painting tools and ‘easy and fast’ mirror tools.

The video above shows the process of skinning a character from start to finish, including setting up several layers of clothing. The footage looks to be sped up 2-3x, but it takes only just over 12 minutes.

Pricing and availability
EasySkin 1.0 is available for 32-bit and 64-bit 3ds Max 2009 and above. It costs €19.99 (around $22.50).

Read more about EasySkin 1.0 on Raylight Games’ website
(Includes downloadable PDF manual)