Riham Toulan’s New Space Switcher for Maya – 27$

Technical Animator at Dice AE in Stockholm, Riham Toulan has a new space switch tool available and it looks like it’s an elegant and easy tool for animators.

Character animation and space switching go hand-in-hand. Being able to switch spaces while maintaining an object’s position is crucial when a character needs to handle props, interact with the environment, or even other parts of the same character. Some space switching tools can be a UI and UX mess. This doesn’t seem to be the case with Toulan’s Space Switching Tool. It was designed to create a reliable space switching set up that also uses a selection based marking menu to switch between spaces. Of course, it can do this while keeping the position of the object intact.

The tool provides a very flexible design that would easily allow the user to edit, add, remove and bake created spaces. “I made this tool so it is both animator and riggers friendly,” Toulan says. “The UI is pretty interactive and the requirements for creating the setup are minimal. When adding a new space the tool guides the user by loading the previously made setup info to the tool.”

Space Switch Tool is $27 for a basic license or $150 for a commercial license.

Learn more about Space Switch Tool here.