XSI Rig Animation Tool

Netview

Netview

This tool was the primary way to manipulate the rig and the central hub for all animation tools. It was built using HTML and Javascript and accessed through the Netview window, which is a watered down version of Internet Explorer.

Tool Parts

Netview Sections

Netview Sections

The tool has three sections:

The first is on the left side are buttons separated into three groups. The top are commonly repeated actions, the middle are less used actions, and the bottom group are separate animation tools.

The second is the image map which allowed animators to quickly access all the rig controls.
And finally the drop down menu lists all the rigs in the scene. With this an animator could easily switch between characters.

Clip Manager

Another useful tool was the clip manager. It allowed animators to create animation libraries, which were checked into source control and accessible to anyone who used the tool regardless of their team.This tool was my response to seeing a lot of overlapping work created across the teams. I wanted a way for animators to share their work with the goal of speeding up development by eliminating redundant tasks.