The book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin talks about the every increasing automation of people in the workplace, and what it takes to be seen as a linchpin, or indispensable personnel. Godin urges the reader to become an “artist”, whereby the work you do is not simply work, but if created for others […]
It has been a while, so what happened? Well, things were going smoothly in February last year, and then, a seemingly unending supply of new projects hit. From a single 3D project at a time (Planet Sheen, or Fanboy and ChumChum) Bardel exploded to doing more and more simultaneous productions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Monsters […]
Code of the Day: DK Anim
dkAnim 0.7.0 script by danielk: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/animation/c/dkanim/ dkAnim 0.7.0 is a MEL script for importing or exporting animation channels, and relies on node names instead of node hierarchies (like the built-in Maya animation transfer).
Code of the Day: XY Shrink Wrap
xyShrinkWrap 0.1 script by riviera: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/modeling/misc/c/xyshrinkwrap xyShrinkWrap 0.1is a MEL script that modifies an object to fit the first selected object inside the second selected object.
Code of the Day: Flock
Flock 1.0 script by JohnKG: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/c/flock Flock 1.0is a MEL script for creating a swarming group of particles around a locator.
Code of the Day: Spiralizer
Spiralizer 1.2.0 script by marble: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/modeling/misc/c/spiralizer Spiralizer 1.2.0is a MEL script for creating a spiral of any NURBs surface.
Code of the Day: PoseMan
PoseMan 1.3.5 script by Francis Vega: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/c/poseman-pose-manager–2 PoseMan (PoseManager) 1.3.5is a MEL script for creating various 3D rig control icons.
Autodesk Maya Techniques Official Training Guide More Hyper Realistic Creature Creation by Erick Miller and Jeff Unay and Paul Thuriot and Rudy Grossman is both a long title and an interesting read. The book focuses mainly on facial modeling (mostly using blend shapes), facial rigging (joint driven components) and full body setup (full body IK, […]
Code of the Day: KK Controllers
KK Controllers 1.7.0 script by karim kashefy: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/character/c/kk_controllers–2 KK Controllers 1.7.0is a MEL script for creating various 3D rig control icons.
Code of the Day: XPM
XPM.mel 2.0.0 script by ewertb: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/interface-display/c/xpm-mel XPM.mel 2.0.0allows MEL access to the builtin .xpm Maya icons located in the MayaRes.dll