Maya

more problems with render layers

I am a huge advocate of using shared render layers in a file referencing pipeline. It's probably the only reasonable way of allowing lighters, animators, riggers and FX artists to work on shots and assets simultaneously. That being said, it isn't without its weaknesses (many of which I talked about in anĀ earlier post). The latest one I encountered happens with scenes with TONS of objects... not necessarily a high polygon count, but just lots and lots of individual DAG nodes. Take a look... (more…)

By toadstorm, ago
Python

problem downloading scripts?

It was brought to my attention that my Python scripts weren’t uploaded correctly, so I just re-uploaded them as .ZIP files and updated the links. Hopefully now my server isn’t going to try to compile them…

By toadstorm, ago
Maya

Renaming duplicate nodes

I’ve been working on a project that incorporates a lot of models that were made by duplicating or importing things into a scene over and over again. When this happens, you have lots of nodes that will have the same name, and Maya will differentiate between them by tacking the Read more…

By toadstorm, ago