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Where do you find the Animation and Rigging Toolkit?

OK. Saw a video on the Animation and Rigging Toolkit that can be used with Maya, and I really can't figure out where you download it from to load into Maya. I assume its a plugin? I am a subscriber. Thanks for any direction.

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asked Mar 20 '14 at 09:05 PM in Everything Else

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avatar image ambhar Aug 26 '15 at 07:42 AM

Hi. This toolkit comes with installation files of Unreal Engine 4. You can check detailed steps to integrate it with maya here http://www.unrealenginetutorials.com/add-animation-and-rigging-tools-in-maya/

avatar image PaperProblem Apr 13 '18 at 12:50 AM

just wondering is there a art tools plug in for mac? its 2018. and im not seeing anything that says where i can get it.

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Hey pipdixel,

You can find the Animation and Rigging Toolkit and instructions for installing it here (assuming you installed to your C: drive):

C:\Program Files\Unreal Engine\4.0\Engine\Extras\Maya_AnimationRiggingTools\MayaTools

Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

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answered Mar 20 '14 at 09:18 PM

avatar image joessu Mar 21 '14 at 12:25 AM

Verified with Maya 2014 and Win 7! I would give my left leg for this toolkit, it is amazing! (coming from a novice rigger/animator with a cs degree)

avatar image i3D Mar 21 '14 at 03:32 AM

Hi Ben

Thanks for that. This plugin isn't available on mac is that correct?


avatar image Rafael Costa Mar 24 '14 at 11:26 AM

I am also interested in where the toolkit is on Mac.

avatar image Globesk8rr Dec 19 '15 at 10:13 AM

Guys the mac version is in the 4.10 version of UE4. Just go to your Epic games directory then from there its epicgames/engine/extras/maya animation and rigging toolkit. in there you will see the mac folder and windows folder to the toolkit.

avatar image ojcruz Mar 19 '16 at 05:02 AM

I'm sorry, where exactly is this? I've looked all over for the Epic Games directory. So far, I've found an epic Games folder in my User Library and another one in the main Library folder. Neither contains an extras folder. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I am also wondering where the animation and rigging toolkit resides on mac. cheers //K

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answered Mar 22 '14 at 06:18 PM

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avatar image [Epic] Nick.Bullard ♦♦ STAFF Mar 24 '14 at 04:17 PM

Sorry for the inconvenience, We are aware that these tools did not get added in with the Mac version and are working on getting them in there :)

avatar image KFredberg Mar 24 '14 at 06:32 PM

Hi, I installed the engine on a pc and copied the toolkit to my mac. After install the icons doesn't show upp in Maya. Is there a version of the ART that is tested on OS X? screenshot art without icons

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avatar image Jeremy Ernst STAFF Mar 25 '14 at 06:55 AM

Nick, can you send me a bug for getting icons working for mac and getting the tools tested on a mac? Thank you sir!

avatar image alesxander Mar 27 '14 at 04:16 PM

Nick, do you have any idea about when this option will be available for mac?


avatar image Jeremy Ernst STAFF Mar 25 '14 at 06:54 AM

There is not, but I will work with some people at Epic on getting a mac to test on and getting icons converted to an appropriate file format for mac OS. I believe it wants xmp files instead of bmps.

avatar image LexLuthor1 Mar 27 '14 at 04:34 AM

Hi Jeremy, I thought I'd post this here for you, instead of creating a new thread. I'm getting an error - # Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2014/scripts/others/performGpuCacheExport.mel line 561: IOError: file C:/Users/Dave/Documents/maya/MayaTools/General/Scripts\customMayaMenu.py line 249: 2 # with the current tool-set, but my previous "Rocket" one is still working. So I followed the steps to install the new set and got the above error :( Luckily my "Rocket" set still works, but as you probably remember, they're not quite as comprehensive as your new set.

I'm on a PC, Windows 7 64 bit Pro with 16 gig of RAM and a cheap AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card. Any ideas would be appreciated .

Thanks, Dave

avatar image Nephilim6 Aug 04 '14 at 07:57 AM

Has the toolkit been updated to mac yet as its been roughly 5 months since the first post. I have downloaded 4.4.0 and still cant find it, but, thats probably just me. Does anyone else have it for mac yet?, or is it still not in?

avatar image Jeremy Ernst STAFF Aug 06 '14 at 01:19 AM

not yet. definitely working on it! You can track the progress here: http://jeremyernst.com/devblog/

avatar image Shrooblord Jan 14 '15 at 06:25 PM

Hi Jeremy. I've been following that website for a couple of months already. Is there no Mac version as of present?

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Please we need this for mac!!! thanks to all the developers! and congratz!

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answered Apr 01 '14 at 07:47 PM

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Hey folks,

I created a master thread that will detail answers to frequently asked questions, known issues, and all of the latest code drops:

ART Master Thread

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answered Apr 08 '14 at 10:04 PM

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Hey all!

There is a MacOS port provided by Alex Widener up on Github: https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine/tree/master/Engine/Extras/Maya_AnimationRiggingTools/ArtToolsOSX

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answered Apr 11 '16 at 08:49 PM

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