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Mass Effect Dance Animations (For Puppeting)


Click here for YouTube video of dance animation

Puppet Scripts:

- Curvy Elizabeth (rig biped elizabeth curvy nohair)
- GoOR's ME3 (rig biped masseffect)

Various models under "theman/" with ME dance animations


Dance animations - Bioware

Original porting of animations to Source - TheMan (?)

Puppeteer scripts - LordAardvark


Click here for video explaining how to puppet.

How to use:

1.) Spawn the model you want to puppet animations onto. This model shall be referred to as the PUPPET.

2.) Spawn the model whose animations you want to puppet from. This model shall be referred to as the HOST.

3.) Copy the Transform samples of the PUPPET and paste them onto the HOST.

4.) Apply scale transforms to the Transform of the HOST such that they are roughly the same scale as the PUPPET. Matching shoulders is generally a good indicator.

5.) WITHOUT APPLYING AN IK RIG, Pose the PUPPET to fit the HOST as closely as possible.

6.) Once done posing, rename the HOST to have the same EXACT name as the PUPPET, but with "Host" at the end.


PUPPET: Elizabeth_Curvy1
HOST: aria1


PUPPET: Elizabeth_Curvy1
HOST: Elizabeth_Curvy1Host

7.) Right-click the PUPPET and apply the appropriate puppeteer script.

8.) Hide the HOST in SFM

9.) Right-click the HOST, Import Sequence. Play the animation you wish to puppet.

10.) Congratulations you've successfully puppeted an animation.


Do anyone know where can I get additional puppet IK rigs?

Yc3k posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Yep, working fine overall, but the lack of puppeteer rigs is really hurting it overall. Currently I haven't been able to get anything other than Aardvark's curvy models to run. Any idea what other models would work with these puppeteer rigs, or indeed where to get the other rigs?

jubuttib posted 2 years, 4 months ago

pls share rigs pls

wheresmyfuck posted 2 years, 4 months ago

It seems that i can't do number 8.) Hide the HOST in SFM. They updated it so there is no eye next the animation models... help!

Eario5 posted 2 years, 1 month ago

NVM All i had to do is restart the client but the problem is that puppeting doesn't work at all my model just stands there doing nothing while the host is dancing!

Eario5 posted 2 years, 1 month ago


The video explanation link leads to a 404

superellis1 posted 2 years ago

I don't have cbbe rig like in your vid tutorial, can I use any of the othe rigs from your downloads?

Darthdude posted 1 year, 9 months ago

nope, can't get any of em to work, sad now :( lolo

Darthdude posted 1 year, 9 months ago

also the daz rig spawns in T-pose not the one in the video

Darthdude posted 1 year, 9 months ago


I know it's an old post, but I can't get this to work either. Tried a dozen or so times with different rigged models. They just stand there.

Zjera posted 1 week, 6 days ago

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