Select Influence with simulated joints

When joints have a shape, they no longer provide that convenient right-click menu for skinning.

Here’s how to work around that, until Ragdoll better supports it.

  1. Navigate to C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/dagMenuProc.mel
  2. Linux users, you know what to do
  3. Edit the file (…yes, I know…)

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More inspiration for workarounds here.

I do exactly this to get right-click menus for puppets. You need to re-declare a local proc as global, and then I parse the main dagMenuProc and insert the lines I need (this because other people edit this script and I don’t want to override them). Here’s my code if you want to have a look.

Thanks for James Hood and Morgan Loomis for these tricks!