• 1/3

Duncan's Corner

Farnsworth House Render
  • 21780 views
  • 7 comments

Farnsworth House Render

Posted 30 April 2009 3:58 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

Alessandro Prodan has created one of the most natural looking foliage renders I've yet seen, using Maya Paint Effects rendered in Mental Ray. http://marlas.cgsociety.org/gallery/

Read More >>

crosshatch shading
  • 45554 views
  • 18 comments

crosshatch shading

Posted 17 December 2008 1:10 pm by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

One can construct crosshatch shaders in Maya without needing any special plugins.

Read More >>

Plasma Ball with Paint Effects
  • 32551 views
  • 6 comments

Plasma Ball with Paint Effects

Posted 28 November 2008 5:24 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

Creating a plasma ball can be difficult with standard tools, but is actually fairly easy using Maya Paint Effects.

Read More >>

Groovy Phobos
  • 19103 views
  • 7 comments

Groovy Phobos

Posted 21 November 2008 7:46 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

In intriguing idea occured to me the other day relating to the groove markings one can see on Phobos. I decided to explore this idea using nParticles.

Read More >>

Pouring Water with nParticles
  • 95069 views
  • 39 comments

Pouring Water with nParticles

Posted 29 October 2008 11:57 pm by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

With the introduction of nParticles in Maya 2009 one now has a tool that can handle pouring liquids.

Read More >>

Maya 2009
  • 22120 views
  • 10 comments

Maya 2009

Posted 11 October 2008 1:59 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

With Maya2009 now available I hope to post some new examples using nParticles soon.

Read More >>

Grab and release nCloth
  • 27096 views
  • 11 comments

Grab and release nCloth

Posted 14 May 2008 11:26 pm by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

One can animate the enable attribute on nCloth constraints to grab and release the cloth. When a constraint becomes enabled it rebuilds its links based on the relative positions at that frame.

Read More >>

Bubble Level with nCloth
  • 21714 views
  • 19 comments

Bubble Level with nCloth

Posted 13 May 2008 7:21 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

It is relatively simple to implement a bubble style carpenter's level with nCloth.

Read More >>

Academy award for Maya Fluids
  • 19902 views
  • 20 comments

Academy award for Maya Fluids

Posted 8 January 2008 11:08 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

I'm happy to report that the Maya Fluids team (Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns, Martin Werner and myself) will be presented technical achievement awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts.

Read More >>

Creating raindrops on water with fluid wakes
  • 35323 views
  • 19 comments

Creating raindrops on water with fluid wakes

Posted 5 November 2007 12:48 pm by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software:

Industry:

One can create raindrop ripples on a fluid wake by randomly emitting density into fluid voxels with a simple expression.

Read More >>