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


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'[0] 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Rigging Demos

Nice collection of rigging demoreels:

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.