Thursday, 13 October 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Maya shortest edge path command

In case you wondered which command will give you shortest edge path from 2 selected vertices, here is the example:

cmds.polySelect( 'pPlane1', shortestEdgePath=(10, 100) )


I was just solving one task involving search for centre vertex on arbitraty component of mesh and this edge path realled helped to add more topology constraints.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pixar detailed demonstration of Presto

Pixar shows their tools built in Presto system and some of their pipeline on this nVidia demonstration. Very interesting for those interested in pipelines and generally in 3D animation tools and workflows.
http://on-demand.gputechconf.com/gtc/2016/video/S6454.html

 

Maya on Windows 10

I also questioned this - does Maya 2016 run on Windows 10? Especially because Windows 10 message about Upgrading keeps popping up almost every day on my desktop. But I always cancel.

And here is confirmation from the Autodesk forum below - Autodesk will support Maya from its version 2017. And in case you still think you will work on projects based on older Maya version, then you should wait even longer with the udpate in my opinion.

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/maya-general/windows-10-upgrade-issues/td-p/5748566

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