Animated 3D model of Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) created in Maya 2016. Real-world scale. Model is scalable (use Main_Control's scale to rescale rig). Units: cm. Clean topology with quad polygons only. All objects properly named. Model fully rigged and ready for animation. Please watch attached video with rig preview. Also rig's readme file attached.
Animation Baking Tool included! Model can be exported to FBX in 2 clicks, run zzTab script and follow instructions.
Hair created with Ornatrix plugin, but also baked to Geometry and skinned, can be used without plugin. Ornatrix version 2.1.9
Model Exported to .obj format (without rig). Animations (baked) exported to .FBX format.
Files: MonarchButterfly_Animation_Fly1.mb - contains infinite slow motion flying cycle animation (24 frames), you can set any length of your clip. MonarchButterfly_Animation_Fly2.mb - contains infinite flying cycle animation (99 frames). MonarchButterfly_Animation_LandEatTakeoff.mb - contains 3 animations seamlessly connected to 1 clip with 3 camera angles, frames 1-100 - landing, 101-310 - eating, 311-374 - taking off. MonarchButterfly_Poster.mb - contains main product image at fame 9 with camera motion blur. MonarchButterfly_Poses.mb using MonarchButterfly_Rigged.mb as reference. (Same files for Ornatrix version, named _Ornatrix)
Polygons: Faces: 35740 (262495 with hair) Vertices: 35761 (539661 with hair)
Rig description: Main_Control - controls whole model position and rotation Body_Control - controls body position and rotation Head_Control - controls head rotation L_antenna_Control - controls left antenna R_antenna_Control - controls right antenna Tongue_Control - controls tongue appearing tongue_Control1-5 - control tongue shape L_lip_Control - controls left lip R_lip_Control - controls right lip Abdomen_Control - controls abdomen L_fleg_Control1-2 - control left front leg L_mleg_Control - controls left medium leg L_bleg_Control1, lfleg_Control3 - control left back leg R_fleg_Control1-2 - control right front leg R_mleg_Control - controls right medium leg R_bleg_Control, rfleg_Control3 - control right back leg L_fwing_Control0-3 - control left front wing rotation L_fwingtune_Control1-5 - controls left front wing edges L_bwing_Control0-3 - control left back wing rotation L_bwingtune_Control1-6 - controls left back wing edges R_fwing_Control0-3 - control right front wing rotation R_fwingtune_Control1-5 - controls right front wing edges R_bwing_Control0-3 - control right back wing rotation R_bwingtune_Control1-6 - controls right back wing edges