Thursday, December 13, 2012

Modeling a hand in Maya - simple tutorial

I haven't been following these tutorials that atdsk has been putting out. but I thought this one is nice, and it focuses on something that I think a lot of people get sticky with.
 ( also, they talk about some tools that you may have missed in maya, like the legacy split tool )
I find I go back to the legacy split tool a bunch, as sometimes the new interactive split, won't split, or freaks out and i get "unexpected" results......

THE MILL NYC Creatures and Animals ShowReel

Monday, December 10, 2012

rigging moving skinned joints w Marco D'ambros

Marcos takes advantage of the smooth skin clusters "preBindMatrix" to add joints that wont cause double transformations.

 I've always avoided the "move skin joint" tool, as it tends to freak everything out.. now I have  a way to take advantage of it!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wacom Gestures and Mudbox

Gestures and the new Wacom in mudox.
man this looks pretty awesome, especially since I keep trying to touch my screen and do this already.