Test run with Maya MASH

With the wife so busy lately putting together her website I've had some time to download Maya 2016 ext 2 and play with the new MASH system. I'm still very much in the learning stage so not a lot to say other than you should have a play with it, it's super powerful and a... Continue Reading →

Popping Bubbles In Maya

This post is an update to particlesToBubble which was a script that would build nCloth bubbles from a particle system. The new version isn't finished yet but here is one of the R&D tests I just finished. This is currently only using one Alembic cache to process the 200+ bubble systems with 36 bubbles per... Continue Reading →

particleToTube

Here's another script based off particleToCurve which extrudes a tube. This script will create a curve and then create a disk with one internal face. The nice thing about the disk being created with a nurbs circle lofted, is that when the construction history is left on you have the ability to add control vertices... Continue Reading →

ParticleToBubble

This video is speed ramped to show the process of laying in a surface emitter and demonstrating the use of the script. For now the script is looking for nParticle1 which is the default name Maya gives a nParticle, I'll fix this so that its any particle selected. Life got a little tied up with... Continue Reading →

Rocket Treatment & Breakdown

This is an update to my previous post, Rocket Sims with Maya Fluids - work has been pretty busy lately and I needed a distraction from my current workload. What better way than taking an initial idea and pushing it a bit further. Since I had created a stylistic solution that was starting to feel... Continue Reading →

The simplest O.C….. EVER!

I've built computers for over 15 years now and in that time have only over-clocked 2 computers, and to be honest I'm surprised I didn't destroy them in the process. I generally don't care to O.C. because with my profession I push my machines to the limit, and usually for extended periods of time. O.C'ing... Continue Reading →

A little python: transferFiles.py

There are times in both my freelance and studio work that I've come across the problem of working locally on a workstation, trying to port the project to a server then finding that the texture files have become absolute to the local workstation directories. In most projects I have a whole lot of files to... Continue Reading →

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