Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Rookies - Introduction to work in VFX

Great FREE to download document - I really recommend for schools, students, 3d animation beginners, people who work in production for VFX and animation.
This was done by the team at ROOKIES.

Download the book:
https://discover.therookies.co/beginners-guide-to-visual-effects-free-ebook/

Here is also link to similar info on Rookies website:
https://discover.therookies.co/2019/05/06/beginners-guide-to-becoming-a-visual-effects-vfx-artist/

Friday, 23 August 2019

Maya - get FramesPerSecond setting by script

Here is small script snippet to get Maya settinsg for Frames Per Second playback settings. This is actually not straightforward.

Here is example how to get this in python:

import maya.cmds as mc

framesRateInSecondStr = mc.currentUnit( q = True, time = True )
    framesRateInSecondOptions = { 'game':15, 'film':24, 'pal':25, 'ntsc':30, 'show':48, 'palf':50, 'ntscf':60 }
    if 'fps' in framesRateInSecondStr:
       
        fpsStr = framesRateInSecondStr.replace( 'fps', '' )
        framesRateInSecond = float( fpsStr )
       
    else:
       
        framesRateInSecond = framesRateInSecondOptions[framesRateInSecondStr]



Sunday, 11 August 2019

Windows 10 files sharing

Sometimes this can be a challenge, how to easily share files with Windows 10 between PC computers on a local network.

Recently HOMEGROUP sharing system was removed and here is few tips about current way of sharing files and folders:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027674/windows-10-share-files-in-file-explorer

Saturday, 29 December 2018