Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Comprehensive intro to Arnold 5 in Maya from Mograph Plus

I know nothing about mograph + but this looks like a pretty impressive comprehensive lesson pack for Arnold in Maya.. they are boasting over 8.5 hours of tutorials for $65

Monday, December 4, 2017

Brent Forrest's 2D fx for maya

Animator Brent Forrest has released 2 rigged/animated toon type effects for Maya. Love the hand animation, and the control that he gives you in the rig.

  It looks like he first hand animated the animation and then imported as either SVG or image planes and cut out the parts he wanted. The animation is handled thru object visibility, so there is group per frame that you can step thru. 

  What's nice is he then gives you quick access to color HSV and for the toon smack a radial control for what you want to have visible. 

Both are available on for $12 each.

I wouldn't be surprised if he puts out some of his other 2D fx as rigs for Maya in the near future.

FIRE! from Brent Forrest on Vimeo.

Smoke em if you got em from Brent Forrest on Vimeo.

Sargeant Splatter from Brent Forrest on Vimeo.

Splash Effects from Brent Forrest on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Imagine Design Create October 5th 2017

Imagine Design Create 2017 - New York
Please join us for this free event for creative professionals, motion graphics artists, 3d generalists, and visualization specialists.

We are excited to present a wide range of exciting technology and industry workflows involving the Autodesk Entertainment portfolio. Topics will include Visual Effects, Virtual Reality, Motion Graphics, Visualization and more. We’ll be showcasing many of the powerful new procedural workflows in Autodesk Maya® and 3ds Max® including MASH, Bifrost, XGen and the Max Creation Graph.

Additional topics will include collaborative production management with Shotgun, as well as efficient, high quality rendering with Arnold 5.

Don't miss out...we will be raffling off an Intuos Pro Paper edition, a Bamboo Slate, and a Radeon Pro WX 5100 graphics card at the end of the night. Plus, additional door prizes will be given to the first customers to arrive!  Food and beverages will be provided.  

be sure to register ! 


Thursday, August 31, 2017

MainFrame Bool

   Mainframe, the creators of "MASH" for maya have released a very clever front end for working with, and debugging, maya Booleans.  While Maya's booleans have come a long way and get better and better, there are still a few things that will trip you up, and Mainframes new plug-in Bool  strives to reduce the headaches. 

Available on the Mainframe website .  Bool costs £20  and is currently only available for Maya 2018. 

I particularly like the visual ui with drag and drop order operations, and quick access to display and operations per mesh. 

Also "bug" button, for finding and alerting issues with the boolean operations is quite handy. 

Bool from Mainframe (North) on Vimeo.