LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya – Now Available!

August 13, 2019 7 comments

Now you can use Daz 3D poses directly in Maya and save HumanIK poses to use them again later!

I’d like to introduce my LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya.

My Pose Library creates a user interface in Maya for both your Genesis 3 and Genesis 8 Male and Female poses. It automatically finds your Daz 3D content libraries and pulls the poses from their corresponding folders.

It’s compatible with HumanIK (HIK) and doesn’t require the use of any specific HIK definition to work properly. It includes a HIK calibration tool to figure out your custom HIK definition and then work accordingly.

It automatically converts pose from Genesis 3 to Genesis 8 and from Genesis 8 to Genesis 3.

It has a built in “Pose Mixer” feature that allows you to right click on a pose in it’s library and select which limb from the preset you would like to take the pose information from and apply it to your characters corresponding limb.

It includes a “Custom HumanIK” pose library allowing you to save your own HIK poses complete with a snapshot of the pose for easy reference. If you don’t use HIK it has one for poses based off the characters joint rotation values as well.

What’s Included and Features

  • LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya
    • Graphical user interface for browsing your Daz 3D poses
    • Compatible with HumanIK
    • HumanIK calibration tool
    • Automatically converts poses from Genesis 3 to Genesis 8
    • Automatically converts poses from Genesis 8 to Genesis 3
    • Built in Pose Mixer
    • Saves/Loads custom poses based off joint rotations
    • Saves/Loads custom HumanIK poses
    • Custom graphical user interface for browsing both custom pose libraries
    • Pose snapshots for saved custom poses
    • Settable plug-in starting preferences
    • Library is dockable/undockable inside Maya
    • Reads figure pose presets
    • Reads figure hierarchical pose presets
    • Reads prop prose presets
  • Product Compatibility
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Maya 2016+
    • Genesis 8 for Maya
    • Genesis 3 for Maya
    • DazToMaya
  • Known Limitations
    • Hierarchical pose presets can’t find props to pose
    • HumanIK posing is about 97% accurate not 100%*
    • “Pose Control” information is lost and will not be used for posing
    • *Depending on the HumanIK definition pose accuracy can vary

7 Responses to “LayLo3D Pose Library for Maya – Now Available!”

  1. Vladimir says:

    I want use pose library for two or three characters in my Maya scene but i have problems .
    Can i use your tool for three characters in one scene ? Can you say how ?

    • LayLo says:


      Sorry for the delayed response, I was super busy traveling.

      You should be able to use it with multiple characters in one scene. If you can’t you may just need to import one character in at a time with Genesis 8 for Maya and then save them each as separate scenes before importing in the next. Then in a new empty scene create references to each of the other scene files that contain each character. Now Maya should have proper namespaces and separate rigs for each character allowing my Pose Library to work with all the characters individually.

      I hope that helps,

  2. Stevo says:

    Seems to be working well so far. However it doesn’t automatically load pose presets that I have created myself. I have to manually move these from “My Library” to “My Daz 3D Librray” in order for them to be found. Is it possible to get the plugin to search My Library too?

    • LayLo says:

      Glad to hear it’s working well for you so far.

      It will find all poses in all the Daz Studio Content Directories you have defined in your Daz Studio preferences that are in the “\People\Genesis 8 Female\Poses” folder structure. So as long as your “My Library” is defined as a content directory and the poses are in located in the “…\My Library\People\Genesis 8 Female\Poses” folder they should be found. I will probably add an option to add user defined folder paths here soon when I get a chance.

    • LayLo says:

      I wanted to check in on this again. Were you able to solve the problem in a convenient way by defining another content directory? If not, email me, and let me know it’s you. I have been working on an update for my Pose Library that lets you define some extra folders to be found in the UI I can send it your way.

  3. Cheyenne Robinson says:

    Hey Landon,

    I am getting the below error when i try and load the Pose Library on my laptop. Can you help me out?

    // Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2019/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 317: RuntimeError: file D:/Users/LayLo/Documents/maya/plug-ins/LayLo3DPoseLibrary\ line 140: Value is out of range: 1 //
    // Warning: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2019/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 317: Failed to call script initialize function //
    // Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2019/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 317: (LayLo3DPoseLibrary) //

    • LayLo says:

      That looks like an error that could happen when there isn’t content installed for all the supported generations of figures. I believe I have it fixed in the next updates roll-out, but I haven’t submitted it to Daz yet. I will email you the updated files.

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