Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maya BonusTools 2013 - Make Joints Dynamic

Steven Roselle hits us with another tutorial from his Bonus Tool's Tools

Friday, October 19, 2012

MASH - nodes for maya

This is really cool stuff!

What is Mash? MASH is a suite of Maya nodes developed in-house at Mainframe aimed at enabling our artists to create versatile 'motion design' style animations. It offers a selection of effector nodes which can be daisy chained together to generate a wide variety of customisable effects. It's fully controllable from both Maya's Attribute and Node Editors.

Skip straight to the Examples page to get a flavour of what it's all about.

 Installation details can be found on the Download page. MASH has been tested in Maya 2013 on both Mac and PC, however, it should work on all Maya versions back to 2010. Note: In Maya 2012, uncheck the 'Enable Points' checkbox on the Points node to get stop the errors (it's a Maya bug).

We'd love to here your thoughts so email us at with any work produced, comments, bugs, requests, etc. and check out Ian's Posterous for more clever time saving Maya scripts. All the videos on here are also on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Maya Bonus Tools 2013 is now available!!!

Steven Roselle has updated and released the latest incarnation of Bonus Tools for Maya 2013 Extension, and here is shows off the Draw Split Tool, and Draw Reduce Tool

Be sure to watch the whole video, as the later options are really usefull

You can download the bonus tools here:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Motion Vector 101

Daryl gives us another decent tutorial , this time on Motion Vectors

Friday, October 5, 2012

Passing nParticle.rotatePP to a Fluid shapes texture

Passing nParticle.rotatePP to a fluid shape thanks to Daryl Obert of atdsk