...and more about collisions. This video shows collision detection system of new Volvo. I can only say: it`s perfect! Watch it yourself:
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
There is new Maya plugin for riggers on creativecrash. Free collision deformer (basically with source code, as it`s python script) is definitely something worth checking:
Thanks for sharing this Jan!
Saturday, 25 September 2010
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Sunday, 5 September 2010
MPC is looking for bunch of various 3d artist positions and will be touring around some Europe cities - this is also good opportunity to get in film vfx if you are from commercials or games:
Thursday, 2 September 2010
I thought I would share 2 Maya python tips here for more elegant code:
(this code assumes you have namespace of maya.cmds as mc)
# filter objects with some attribute from a selection
# as this doesn`t work...
rigs = mc.ls( '*.rigNode', sl=1, o=1 )
# ...list comprehension can be used
rigs = [ o for o in mc.ls(sl=1) if mc.objExists( o + '.rigNode' ) ]
# example on handling returned NoneType
# test if joint has no child joints, if not is a good test for NoneType return value
if not mc.listRelatives( someJoint, c=1, typ= 'joint' ): print 'joint has no child joints'
# and opposite if statement is good test that return value was not NoneType
childJoints = mc.listRelatives( someJoint, c=1, typ= 'joint' )
if childJoints: print 'child joints:', childJoints