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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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Eclipse installation

For users of Eclipse or those who are thinking about using Eclipse. I just tested new Eclipse installer and it just works great. No Error Code 13 and such things with Java. Saying that I had JVM (Java Virtual Machine) already installed. But this is the most simple installation. Tested on Windows 7 64 bit. Just follow this link:
https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse/Installation

For those programming with Python choose C/C++ build and then once running Eclipse, go to Help / Install New Software to add PyDev extension. More about that here:
http://www.pydev.org/download.html