LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya Manual

June 28, 2019 7 comments

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Installing LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya

Install LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya’s files using Daz Install Manager or by manually extracting them into their proper locations.

If you don’t see LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya in Daz Install Manager’s “Ready to Download” list, make sure you have the downloads filter for your operating system enabled by clicking the “Download Filters” button and putting a check in the box next to the name of your operating system. This plug-in works with both 32bit and 64bit operating systems.

To install manually download the ZIP file from your ‘Product Library’ in the ‘My Account’ section of the website. Then extract the files to the following locations:

1. Extract Maya Plug-in Files

  • Windows Only:
    • Extract all files from:
      C:\Users\your username\Documents\maya\plug-ins
      *Create the “plug-ins” folder if it doesn’t exist
  • Mac Only
    • Extract all files from:
      *These are the same files that are in UserDocs, there’s just a little bit of a folder structure difference with Mac OS


2. Load plug-in inside Maya

Inside Maya go to Windows > Setting/Preferences > Plug-in Manager.

Load plug-in in the Plugin ManagerLook for ‘’ and check the ‘Loaded’ box next to it. If you would like it to load every time you start Maya, check the ‘Auto load’ box as well.
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How to use LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya

After installing, please watch the General Use Manual video (above) to get started.

Key points:

  • To pose a non HumanIK controlled character – select the figure’s mesh, then double click the icon for the desired pose.
  • To pose a HumanIK controlled character – select the figure’s HumanIK Ctrl_Reference node, then double click the icon for the desired pose.
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“Leaf Roll Joints” vs. “Roll Joints”

I’m not an expert on HumanIK or Mocap, so I’m not going to pretend that I am.

This is what I know…

“Leaf Roll Joints” when twisted don’t rotate the joints below them in the chain. For example when a forearm twist joint is defined as a “Leaf Roll Joint” it will not rotate the hand when twisted.

On the other hand, when a forearm twist joint is defined as a “Roll Joint” it will rotate the hand when twisted.

Unfortunately, I don’t know the consequences of using one vs. the other when doing motion capture retargeting.

When using my LayLo3D Pose Library you will get better results using “Roll Joints” otherwise the forearm won’t swing when the shoulder twist joint is twisted, etc.

When using Genesis 3 for Maya or Genesis 8 for Maya use the “MotionBuilder Compatible HumanIK” configuration to have the twist joints defined as “Roll Joints.”

“Leaf Roll Joints” can also be re-defined as roll joints using the tool included with this plug-in found in the “Tools” menu. You will also get a notification if you apply a pose preset to a HumanIK controlled character that has “Leaf Roll Joints” defined in its definition and an option to re-define them as “Roll Joints” before applying the pose.

7 Responses to “LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya Manual”

  1. kims says:

    Is it possible for the same structure as the attached image?

    I renamed “HumanIK_Ctrl_Reference” as “Sub_All_Ctrl”
    And put a group on top of it, and renamed the group as ‘Character1_Ctrl_Reference’
    And put a group on top of ‘Character1_Ctrl_Reference’, and renamed the group as ‘ch_DaYoung’

    • LayLo says:


      I can’t remember exactly how the algorithm is set up to find all the necessary nodes and if that would break it, or not. Have you tried it out?

  2. stachel1 says:

    Hi I bought this and Maya 2020 is only showing some of the poses in the plug in. I hope you can fix this. All of my poses in Daz are in the content directory.

    • LayLo says:

      Hi! Most likely what is going on is that the other poses aren’t in the default “Poses” folder. I actually submitted an update to Daz in July so users can add extra folders, but they still haven’t released it yet. If you email me, I can send you the updated files.

  3. shinz tend says:

    Ooops! I found the license number in the Daz menu.
    I am sorry to borther you.
    I really exited in your tool.
    Many thanks!!

    • LayLo says:

      Sorry about that. For some reason it seems the Daz system doesn’t always email the license key. I’m glad you found it. Thanks for using my products!

  4. shinz tend says:

    I bought your tool for daz called ‘LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya’ via Daz shop.
    Order: #108982040 – 2 Oct, 2020
    Standard License

    I installed it in Maya and when I try to open it.
    I was asked about license key.
    But I’ve never get about license key, I think.
    where can I find the license key?
    I really wonder to test your tool ASAP.
    Best reguards,
    Thank you!

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