Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Maya Users Group Summer Meet up July 18th

NY Maya Users Group  Summer Meet up ! 





Lee Fraser , Sr. Technical Specialist for Autodesk , will be in town to show off some the latest news and tricks with Maya. 
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/profile/O37DF4517DE632EF


















 and 

 Roger An,  Graduate of SVA and local 3d artist, will be presenting a look into  his film "Alpha Fish" , and how he created it on a very limited budget, and got it not only into but winning in several festivals around the world. 

 https://www.alphafish.tv/






July 18th 
6:30 to 9:00

133 W21st Street 
Room 301C 

Refreshments provided as well
  be sure to RSVP on the facebook  invite.
or to nycmayausersgroup@gmail.com



Saturday, June 23, 2018

Top Tips for improving you UVs from Flipped Normals

From Maya 2016 to 2018 Autodesk has spent a lot of time improving the UV tools in Maya, most notably the 2017 addition of the UV toolkit 

The Guys from Flipped Normals show off some of their favorite UV tools in Maya


  • setting and matching texel density
  • straightening uvs and shells
  • improvements to cut and sew (turn distance to 0 ) 
    • shift+click to edit tool preferences in the UV toolKit 
  • brush style "Sew" tool 
  • auto-seams feature !! 











Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Maya Ideas on the area


  Small annoying things is dead.... Long live Maya Ideas.

 Autodesk has moved it's small annoying things, bug posts, and ideas all to one place under the Maya Forums on the area.

  Like before you can post ideas and vote on them, but you are no longer limited to the number of votes. 


https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/maya-ideas/idb-p/968

Maya 2018 . 3 now available



Looks like a bunch of performance updates:



link to what' new:
http://help.autodesk.com/view/MAYAUL/2018/ENU/?guid=GUID-0975B1CE-71E8-4889-810A-D27AF6B97414





Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wednesday April 25th Ziva Dynamics Meet-up at SVA




 Come check out the latest in Muscle Rigs and simulation from the team at Ziva 
Dynamics. 

 Ziva creates some of the most amazing muscle and character dynamics plug-ins for Maya available for Studios and Indie Creators.  Ziva VFX for dynamics, Ziva anatomy for simulation ready characters, and Ziva character platform for procedural interactive character tools.  

https://zivadynamics.com/

6:30 to 8:30 

133 W21st Street 
Room 301C 

Refreshments provided as well
or email at : nycmayausersgroup@gmail.com







Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PSYOP JBL chameleon



Not only is this a great spot from Psyop, but the tech they added to create the look of the chameleon is amazing..  
 Unfortunately there are no credits to the artists. so I'm not sure if it was NY or LA or ..  but I'm gonna guess not NY ..
 (update!) 
 Just heard from one of the animators on the job,  So it was done in NYC!

Lead Animator: Pat Porter
animators: Doug Rappin & Chris Meek 
Rigging TD: Lukas Wadya



JBL "Chameleon" from Psyop on Vimeo.




JBL "The Making-Of Chameleon" from Psyop on Vimeo.