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Getting Started: Autodesk Maya Motion Library


‌This version of the Motion Library requires Maya 2020.1 or newer.

Video Tutorial

Main Features

  • ‌Search - Browse thousands of AAA-quality motion capture assets from the world’s top motion capture studios.
  • Preview assets in a 3D player and see them play on different demo characters before purchasing.
  • Buy high-quality motion assets for either $3 or $6 USD. Pricing is based on the complexity of the assets.
  • Store and share all of your purchased animations with your teams.
  • Get access to a collection of free demo assets, created exclusively for Maya users.
  • Import assets into your Maya scene with just one click. You can also choose to merge an animation with an existing one in the scene or import the asset as an animation clip directly. 


The Motion Library in Maya is officially in the Maya 2020.1 installer, enabled to install by default.

To open the plugin in Maya, navigate to ‘Animation Editors’ in ‘Windows’, and select ‘Motion Library’: 

Before you can start using the service, you need to create a Rokoko ID. More information can be found here.

‌Logging in

After installing the plugin and creating a Rokoko ID you can login to the service:By default you will sign in to your personal account.

PersonalYour personal account allows you to purchase assets as a private individual where you have the rights to all the
assets and can set the payment information as you please.

Team If you want to use the service as a team/organization you can also select to sign in as a team (you need a have created the team and invite your team members first, see guide here).

The team feature allows you to have a team owner that handles billing and regular team members that can buy assets on behalf of the team, plus viewing members or so-called viewers, that can also view and download the already purchased assets.

You can change teams via the user menu: 

Please remember assets purchased on one team cannot be transferred to another team. 

Introduction to the main features 

SearchSearch is the primary way to find assets in the Motion Library. Simply go to the search bar located in the center top-header to start browsing assets.

FiltersTo further speed up the process, you can also filter your search results with the following options:

You can sort the asset by name (from A-Z), how recently it was added, and price (from low to high).

You can filter the assets based on categories, gender, and if the assets should be loopable or not. 

Categories Besides searching you can also browse the library via selecting a high-level category and you can find the category page in the header. Categories give you a good overview of the high-level categories of motion assets that can be found in the library.

Publishers - If you like the style or selection of a certain publisher, you can also browse assets based on the publishers on the platform.

Tile view - Tile view is the main and default view in Motion Library. It gives you an overview of the 9 most relevant assets based on your search input and/or filter settings. You can always go back to the main tile view by clicking the  "ML" icon in the top left corner. 

When hovering over a tile, the animation will automatically start playing and you can orbit around the character by hitting "left-click + mouse move". By double-clicking you open the animation and go into full "Preview Mode"

Preview view - In Preview Mode, you get a "full view" of a specific animation with a title, publisher name, and link to the publisher’s full profile. You can also see the price and more details about the animation.

You’ll have a range of preview options, including changing playback speed, viewing asset details, and previewing  the motion on different character assets at runtime speed

Preview characters When you browse the Motion Library, you see all the animations being played on Rokoko’s default character rig - "Newton". However, you can also select another preview character - "Bruno". Keep an eye out for more preview  characters of different styles and expressions coming soon!

Preview Cart - When you’re ready, add your selections directly to your cart or create a playlist in your Motion Library, and go through the quick purchase flow before downloading the assets. All of the assets you purchase will be stored in your Rokoko account. You can find them under ‘Order Overview’ and download them as FBX files whenever you need them for a project. You will also automatically share the assets you’ve purchased with your team you are signed in as.

My Library / Team library - When clicking "Team Library" or "My Library" you will see an overview of all the assets you and your teams purchased. You can download them to your local computer and import them to your specific Maya scene. Note that your purchased assets belong to the team you are logged in to. 

Shortcuts and navigations - In Tile View, the outline of the tile helps you get a quick indication of the status of the asset:

  • No outline: Not purchased.
  • Blue outline: In the shopping cart.
  • Green outline: Purchased and ready to download.
  • Green dotted outline: Downloaded and ready to import.

In tile view you have the following navigation options: 

  • Hover the tile to get it to play the animation.
  • "Left-click and move mouse" on tile view to orbit.
  • Add to cart bu clicking basket icon.
  • In preview view you have the following navigation options:
  • "Escape-key" to close the view.
  • "Space-key" to play/pause recording 
  • "Left-key/right-key" to scrub the playhead back and forward.

Download and import assets

You can use the motion assets you buy through the Motion Library plugin just like you use any other
animation asset in a project. They are made to support Maya’s native HIK retargeting workflows
Check out the video below for more on HIK character and custom character setup.

Note!:When buying an asset from the Motion Library, you download it as an FBX file containing only the movement on the skeleton. This means that no mesh or characters are included. Some assets come with finger animation as well, which will be shown in the preview and on the tag info in the plugin. ‌

The thumbnail has a border highlighting the current state of the clip. A blue border means that it has been added to the cart, a green border means that it owned and a white border means that you have selected it! 

Motion Assets Definition

All assets you purchase, download and import via the Motion Library comes in FBX format and the skeleton / character structure follows the Autodesk HIK convention. See this documentation from Autodesk.

Updating the Plugin

You will be automatically notified when there is a new version available of the motion library via this pop-up in the top header.  

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