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Autodesk AREA Blogs

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Maya 2015 - XGen Instancing Overview
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Maya 2015 - XGen Instancing Overview

Posted 4 September 2014 7:38 pm by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

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

Watch a step by step workflow for populating a terrain with 1000s of trees. Learn how to apply both procedural and artistic controls, as well as how to convert the resulting XGen objects back into standard meshes and transforms for use in other applications as well as game engines.

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Online Hackathon for Autodesk Applications
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Online Hackathon for Autodesk Applications

Posted 4 September 2014 12:04 pm by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

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

The Autodesk Developer Network Exchange Apps team is running an online hackathon September 20 and 21 with training and prizes!

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Maya Monday - XGen - Spine output as curve
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Maya Monday - XGen - Spine output as curve

Posted 27 August 2014 1:38 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

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

A quick tip on how to converter your instanced primitives to curves or geometry

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How to return lost Maya windows to your desktop
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How to return lost Maya windows to your desktop

Posted 21 August 2014 2:36 pm by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

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

I change my monitor configuration a lot when working on my laptop - sometimes solo, sometimes one monitor, sometimes two. Sometimes the monitors are stacked vertically and other times aligned horizontally. This means I lose windows from time to time because they're expecting to appear on another screen. Here's a quick way to fix it.

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SP2 for 3ds Max 2015 and 3ds Max Design 2015 are available
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SP2 for 3ds Max 2015 and 3ds Max Design 2015 are available

Posted 12 August 2014 2:09 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Get them from the Autodesk Application Manager or from the Autodesk downloads site

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3ds Max 2015 Extension 1
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3ds Max 2015 Extension 1

Posted 12 August 2014 12:06 am by eperlberg on The Max Makers

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

It all starts at SIGGRAPH 2014 - 3ds Max 2015 Extension 1 is here!

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SIGGRAPH 2014
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SIGGRAPH 2014

Posted 11 August 2014 7:17 pm by eperlberg on The Max Makers

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

The 3ds Max SIGGRAPH diaries

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New Adventures in Autodesk Research
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New Adventures in Autodesk Research

Posted 8 August 2014 3:29 pm by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

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

I'm on to new adventures in Autodesk Research. I'll keep blogging here on the Area though it may not be as regularly.

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The Road to SIGGRAPH 2014
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The Road to SIGGRAPH 2014

Posted 6 August 2014 8:49 pm by eperlberg on The Max Makers

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk VIZ ,

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

What could it be?

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Maya Mondays - Maya subscription options
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Maya Mondays - Maya subscription options

Posted 4 August 2014 3:00 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization , Education ,

A quick overview of the options you have to get a cut of Maya and keep it current.

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