So I recently started a course in image processing to improve my understanding of how computers process images, and more specifically how the underlying features of compositing applications like nuke work.
Just a quick post about how to access the playback range in the maya time slider using python.
Using Maya environment variables in your python scripts is a very convenient way to access files that your scripts need, such as UI files, or xml settings files etc. The basic principle is: Get a string of all the directories in the environment variable, split them by the separator, and then search each directory in the list for the file you are look for:
Quickly recenter objects with frozen transforms back onto the origin. Download re-center plugin 0.1 Installation Copy reCenter.py into your plugins directory Activate the plugin in the maya plugin manager window Usage Place the pivots of the objects you want to re-align in a logical position (usually at the center or base of the object). This […]
Download UV Scatter Script 1.4 Last Updated 24 March 2013 This plugin requires the pyQT python libraries to be added to your maya installation. They can be downloaded here for windows and here for mac I have only tested this plugin with maya 2013 64bit for Windows and Mac OS (Mountain Lion), but it should […]
When producing an animated short with a team of people one the main hurdles that crops up is organizing the 100’s if not 1000’s of assets produced during the course of production. as I am embarking on a new project I wanted to share some of my thoughts on how I plan manage assets so […]
I am sure we have all experienced this, Something dreaded happens, like a corruption in your file or some last minute change and you suddenly have to get your animation that you painstakingly created off your character and onto a fresh one in a new scene. You may have also found like I did that […]
I decided to do a little practice in ear sculpting. I find that it is a serious pain to model an ear correctly so that it doesn’t fall into the uncanny valley / look really odd. I followed a couple of tutorials, one in particular was a good starting point: http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/misc/earsmodeling/ My end result was […]
I needed to model a working involute gear to be used in a close up shot for a project I am working on. It proved it be a little more time consuming than I first envisioned. Anyways I managed to complete it and have uploaded some screenshots showing the topology flow and a video of […]
I wrote a little python script to automate the process of parenting a shape node to an object as this feature currently isn’t available in the maya ui for some reason. It is very useful for cleaning up objects that you want to exist independently but underneath one common transform node. At the moment the […]