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Importing 2D Layered Photoshop Files into Smoke's 3D Compositing Space.
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Importing 2D Layered Photoshop Files into Smoke's 3D Compositing Space.

Posted 15 hours ago by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Learn how to prep and import Photoshop PSD layers into Action and create a 3D scene.

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How many CPU cores are used by the iray renderer?
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How many CPU cores are used by the iray renderer?

Posted yesterday by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

Some background information on the number of CPU cores that are used when also using the GPU.

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Maya Monday - nHair tips
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Maya Monday - nHair tips

Posted 4 days ago by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Education ,

Some useful tips that may help you out with Maya's nHair

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MAXScript: Making sure scenematerials array is up to date
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MAXScript: Making sure scenematerials array is up to date

Posted 5 days ago by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

A small tip to ensure that the scenematerials array is up to date in case you've deleted materials from the scene.

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Template Based Chart Graphs : How To Build Customizable Graphics with 3ds Max
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Template Based Chart Graphs : How To Build Customizable Graphics with 3ds Max

Posted last week by Louis Marcoux on Louis Marcoux Blog

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Education ,

In this blog post, see how to create customizable chart graphs. You'll see multiple examples and different techniques that you can pick and choose from in order to build template based graphics.

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Maya Mondays - change Deformer order
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Maya Mondays - change Deformer order

Posted last week by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Education ,

A quick example of how to change your deformer evaluation in Maya

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Backburner error "Could not find the specified file in DefaultSettingsParser::parse() ;"
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Backburner error "Could not find the specified file in DefaultSettingsParser::parse() ;"

Posted 14 November 2014 11:21 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

How to fix the 3ds Max installs on your render machines to prevent this error from happening

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New Bifrost Tutorials for Maya
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New Bifrost Tutorials for Maya

Posted 13 November 2014 11:45 pm by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

The Maya Learning Channel has some new tutorials on using Bifrost.

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Maya Monday - IBL bug workaround
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Maya Monday - IBL bug workaround

Posted 10 November 2014 4:19 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Education ,

A quick hack to work around a bug in the IBL node

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Fixing missing Evolver data errors
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Fixing missing Evolver data errors

Posted 7 November 2014 10:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

Because without Evolver data the Populate feature won't be functional.

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