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Meshing from the command line and rendering with AbcImport nodes
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Meshing from the command line and rendering with AbcImport nodes

Posted 2 days ago by Adrian Graham on Valhalla

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX ,

If you've already cached your data, there's no need to lock up an interactive cut of Maya to mesh your liquid sim. In this entry, I show how to mesh from the command line (breaking the Alembic export into chunks at the same time), and render in mentalray without having to import all Alembic data into your scene by using the abcImport plugin workflow.

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Replacing Maya's Render Layers
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Replacing Maya's Render Layers

Posted 5 days ago by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

What would you like to see happen with Maya's render layers?

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Welcome to Valhalla!
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Welcome to Valhalla!

Posted 5 days ago by Adrian Graham on Valhalla

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX ,

Blog introduction and resources.

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The first ever 3D Web Fest
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The first ever 3D Web Fest

Posted 10 May 2015 3:43 am by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

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

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

The 3D Web Fest is like a Film Festival - with a focus on the best of the 3D Web.

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3D Web Fest
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3D Web Fest

Posted 8 May 2015 10:22 pm by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

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

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

The first ever 3D web fest event is happening Maya 13th in San Francisco.

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Maya Monday - Finding Tools in Maya 2016 and Modeling HUD
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Maya Monday - Finding Tools in Maya 2016 and Modeling HUD

Posted 7 May 2015 9:11 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT ,

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

Just a couple of tips:-)

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Light Echoes
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Light Echoes

Posted 28 April 2015 1:39 am by Duncan Brinsmead on Duncan's Corner

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

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

When a star brightness changes suddenly the scattered light from the surrounding cloud does not reach us all at the same time. It is delayed based on the total distance traveled and the speed of light. The result is called a light echo. To better understand how a light echo works I created a simulation of one.

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What New in Maya 2016?
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What New in Maya 2016?

Posted 13 April 2015 9:21 pm by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

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

Here are some videos to show what's new and improved in Maya 2016

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Maya Monday - How to move components like edges and vertices
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Maya Monday - How to move components like edges and vertices

Posted 6 April 2015 5:32 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT ,

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

Some quick tips and tricks:-)

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Maya Monday - using nCloth and nHair to hang objects on a rope
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Maya Monday - using nCloth and nHair to hang objects on a rope

Posted 30 March 2015 4:53 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Education ,

This is a quick tutorial teaching how to easily hang objects on a rope using nCloth and nHair in Maya.

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