MaxScripted Character Rig
The cool thing is that I can put a lot of effort into this script upfront so that it creates a really nice rig. Then all my future characrters can have a very nice rig. In the past I've only had time to build nice rigs for the main characters in the game and the others had to have simple ones mainly because of the demands of the schedule. With a scripted rig, all the character rigs can be very very good - because they all come from the same script. I can use my time to refine the script, customize each rig a bit, and make the skinning better instead of doing the tedious work of laying out bones, creating controllers, wiring things together, etc. The script will take care of all of that for me. I'm excited about it.
So far I've got a script that creates the legs of the character. I'll post updates here when I make more progress.