Friday, August 18, 2017

Deep Dive into Maya 2018 Modeling improvements

Maya Modeling Director Trevor Andrews takes a deep dive into the new updates to Maya's modeling suite. 
( unfortunately there is no audio... ) 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mash in 2018 BASH

    To celebrate the release of the MASH dynamics node in Maya 2018, the team at mainframe put together this nice demo short. 
 Directed by Chris Hardcastle the short served as way for the mainframe team to create using their own tools and help to define and develop a better user experience along the way. 
    Creating effects such as "hedgehog" , "bad piano" , and "Gherkin Elevator" the mainframe team demos a lot of the new functionalities of Mash Dynamics, 
 and put together a slew of tutorial videos about how each "effect" was created.

They've also made all the 2018 scene files available.

BASH from Mainframe (North) on Vimeo.

Be sure to check out the Bash Page with tutorials and links to file:

Director/Producer - Chris Hardcastle.
3D Artists - Ben Black, Jack Brown, Matt Oxley, Alex Dorman.
Developers - Ian Waters, Martin Vejdarski.

Bleeps and Beats - Matt Oxley

direct link for scene files:
direct link for Mash 2018 tutorial videos:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Maya 2017 Update 4 now available !

Update 4 for Maya 2017 is now available !.
  Just go to your subscription page to download. 
and here is the release notes for the update:

so far it looks to be mostly bug fixes.. 

have fun


Thursday, April 13, 2017

ACM Industry Spotlight Monday April 17th 2017

from the site:

Our Fifteenth Annual Industry Spotlight will feature animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters will share a bit about their company, show some of their recent work, and discuss future projects. It's one of our most popular events each year - make sure you don't miss it!

Join us on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00PM. The following companies are confirmed to be presenting as of March 25, 2017:

  • Aardman Nathan Love
  • Buck
  • Framestore
  • Mechanism Digital
  • Method Studios
  • The Mill
  • The Molecule
  • Mr X Gotham

How to Retopologize like a Boss

Character Artist Danny Mac shares some awesome retopologizing techniques in  his 2 part series:

Be sure to check out Danny's other videos on his youtube  , artStation , or instagram ,  also  Bonus Content on his GumRoad  or CubeBrush site 

How to Retopologize like a Boss:

part 2

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Maya 2017 : Tension Deformer

 The Tension Deformer attempts preserve volumr and smooth out your mesh  by evening the spacing of the edges of your deforming

Monday, April 10, 2017

using bakeToSkin

While still new and partially unfinished , the new bake deformer tool is still worth checking out and using, especially for those of you that hate painting weights. 

 While not in the menu's yet. you can envoke the tool using :


Steven Roselle takes you thru how to use it in this youtube video