Thursday, 30 July 2015

fixing 2016 MA file for Maya 2013

I had a problem with getting Maya 2016 scene to 2013. Because it was Maya Ascii, I just commented out all occurences of "rename -uid " as "//rename -uid " and import worked :)

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Sorting Maya 2016 open GL artifacts

I had a strange artifacts when working in the Maya 2016 open GL model window. Also the Isolate mode didn`t work properly and I couldn`t see the joints there.
I found that it was caused by having Viewport 2.0 as new default settings in Maya 2016. If you are technical artist, then watch out for this one. I switched to Legacy Default Viewport and everything was fine.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Maya UUID

Recently found that Maya has nice mechanism with UUID attribute on each node in the scene. I don`t know when did they add it but it`s pretty cool! Check this command which finds a lambert shader node based on its unique ID:


import maya.cmds as mc
objUUID = 'E3FABA33-4254-E1F8-6AEF-2FA0A90EBAF7'
mc.ls(objUUID)[0] 




Monday, 6 July 2015

Rigging Demos

Nice collection of rigging demoreels:
https://vimeo.com/groups/masterofrigging/page:1/sort:date

Worth checking out if you are looking for some inspiration.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

How to reduce noice from voice recording

I found these 2 videos on youtube which helped to reduce noise from voice recording on PC.


I was also deciding if buying USB sound card would help, and the second video confirmed it.