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is there a bone naming conversion list or chart

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Wanted to ask if there is anything that has a bone naming convention chart or a list that somehow illustrates the naming system use in G3 armatures.
Maybe something that either defined or at least would allow for a more clear way or renaming G2 body parts into the corresponding G3 bones and pivots/nubs names. 


Also, is the G3 naming convention open or closed? By open i mean, does it follow some kind of logical pattern where new bones/bodyparts can be created in the photoshop file and have the data properly translated into cta3. (for example, if i wanted to create a character with 4 arms could i do it if were to follow the hierarchy pattern in the established naming convention? Or is it closed, where the names are basically hard coded and limited to the standard bipedal and worm templates armatures?

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I believe that the naming structure is open.
I added a second set of arms to the human template, copied over the QQ images, and imported into CTA3.1 and everything worked fine.
The bone structure followed my new names for the second arm.

As long as you adhere to the "<root>_ex_<child>" format using unique names it seems to work fine.

Jeff



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That's great news! That means its perfectly possible exploit this to just build an app similar to iclone's character creator, from within Photoshop itself. 
Additionally if the naming convention can be translated from the g2 names to g3 names, it would also make it feasible to create a script that would convert any g2 motion file into a g3 compatible one. 

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