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Characters and Pickers

Download "Malcolm 2.0" rig or the AnimSchool Picker
review this page, then proceed to the link at the bottom of this page
What you can & can’t do
Most non-AnimSchool students may use them with some restrictions, detailed on the legal agreement on the following page. These are the main points:
  • You can use the character rigs and/or AnimSchool Picker for most any educational or commercial purpose, except,
  • You CAN modify Malcolm in any way.
  • If you want to offer a modification of Malcolm to others (for example, a different outfit,etc.), you have to send it to us for distribution.
  • You CAN use Malcolm for your demo reel or animation contest.
  • You have to attribute each time you use Malcolm in the credits or on screen during a presentation: “Malcolm character courtesy of AnimSchool.com”
  • You can't give Malcolm or the AnimSchool Picker plug-in to others, including modified versions or parts. (Does not include Synoptics/Picker files. Users may edit and distribute those separately as desired.)
  • You can't use Malcolm for any content which is is pornographic, sexually explicit, lewd, obscene, or excessively violent,promotes or condones illegal activities, or incites hate or violence against an ethnic, religious, or protected group.
  • You can't use Malcolm or any modification of Malcolm or the AnimSchool Picker for assignments at another online school or classes/workshop, or online component of a traditional, in-person school, or in any way in conjunction with that school/class/workshop, including contests.
  • You can't use the AnimSchool Picker with characters from, or associated with, another online school or classes/workshop, or online component of a traditional, in-person school.
note for schools
If a (traditional) in-person school teacher or administrator would like to allow multiple students to use the AnimSchool character files, they must agree to the license terms on behalf of the school, and ensure the students in the program follow the terms of the license agreement. Accordingly, the students must be aware not to take the characters outside of the school without getting their own license. The school teacher or administrator should list the school entity and address in the license registration process.
Download "Malcolm 2.0" rig or the AnimSchool Picker
review this page, then proceed to the link at the bottom of this page
Malcolm 2.0 Public Version
(Maya 2011 and higher)
Be sure to REFERENCE the file in to your set (NOT import).
First: Install AnimSchoolPicker (from the Characters and Tools page).
Malcolm v200 Picker - Body
Malcolm v200  Picker - Face
Malcolm v200 Picker - Outfits

Place the malcolm_v200.ma file in a known location.
Reference the file malcolm_v200.ma. File>Create Reference. Point it to the malcolm_v200.ma file

Now open AnimSchoolPicker and the picker files to select the controls.

Guide to using the Malcolm rig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3YKuj6qjAM

If you are using Maya 2016 or later, we recommend NOT using the new Parallel execution mode with Malcolm. There are speed and stability issues. To change it back to the previous mode, do Settings/Preferences>Preferences>Settings>Animation>Evaluation Mode>DG
We also recommend Legacy Default Viewport for maximum interaction speed.

Note: the public version does NOT include the full outfits for the scientist and cowboy villain. Those are exclusively for students and original crowdfund backers.

For questions, go here: http://animschoolforums.com/index.php
AnimSchool Picker (PC version)
Description Page
Use with version 2.0 of Malcolm (or higher)
Or use with your own rigs.

AnimSchool Picker expires periodically. Come back to get a new version if prompted, and simply replace the .mll file (or Mac: bundle file).
RESTART MAYA to complete the new installation.
There will be no charge for future updates of existing functionality.


AnimSchool Picker (Mac version)
Description Page
Use with version 2.0 of Malcolm (or higher)
AnimSchool Picker (Mac version) for Maya 2012 or higher
Or use with your own rigs.

AnimSchool Picker expires periodically. Come back to get a new version if prompted, and simply replace the .mll file (or Mac: bundle file).
RESTART MAYA to complete the new installation.
There will be no charge for future updates of existing functionality.


AnimSchool Picker (Linux version)
Description Page
AnimSchool Picker (Linux version) for Maya 2015 or higher
Use with version 2.0 of Malcolm (or higher)
Or use with your own rigs.

AnimSchool Picker expires periodically. Come back to get a new version if prompted, and simply replace the .mll file (or Mac: bundle file).
RESTART MAYA to complete the new installation.
There will be no charge for future updates of existing functionality.

PC
Mac
Linux CentOS 6,7 / Fedora 14
AnimSchool Picker (Softimage version)
Description Page
AnimSchool Picker (Softimage version) for Softimage 2011 or higher
Use with version 2.0 of Malcolm (or higher)
Or use with your own rigs.

AnimSchool Picker expires periodically. Come back to get a new version if prompted, and simply replace the .mll file (or Mac: bundle file). RESTART MAYA to complete the new installation.
There will be no charge for future updates of existing functionality.

Installation Instructions:
Copy these files to your "<Softimage home directory>\Application\bin" folder (backup first if files already exist.)
e.g. From ".\64bit" to "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Softimage 2011\Application\bin"
QtCore4.dll
QtGui4.dll
QtSolutions_MFCMigrationFramework-head.dll

Next, Copy and paste the contents of "Plugins" into your Softimage user Plugins folder.
i.e., move the folders "nt-x86-32" &"nt-x86-64" and file "AnimSchoolPicker.js" to "C:\Users\(user name)\Autodesk\(Softimage version)\Application\Plugins\"

Next, copy the entire "imageformats" folder to Softimage Application\bin folder.

Inside Softimage, double-check to make sure the plugins are loaded, and then in the commandline/script editor run the following command:
AnimSchoolPicker();
Or, in a viewport view, change the display to Custom Displays--->AnimSchoolPickerWindow.

AnimSchoolPicker for Softimage is compiled against Qt 4.8.5.
If it doesn't load properly, then you may have an incompatible Qt installed on your machine.
Simply disconnect it so Softimage does not see the external Qt library, and you should be good.
Qt license
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.txt
Download Qt
https://qt-project.org/downloads
Female Malcolm (user-made mod) for Maya 2011 and higher
Female Malcolm (user-made mod) for Maya 2011 and higher made by Josh Sobel.
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