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froTools + froRetopo by Froyok [Fabrice Piquet]
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froTools + froRetopo by Froyok [Fabrice Piquet]

Posted 12 August 2013 6:26 pm by Fianna on pointSnap

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games ,

Scouring through the online forums, I came across an interesting set of tools for Maya. froTools and froRetopo are a collection (or consolidation) of existing Maya tools with added custom functionalities that the author, Froyok aka Fabrice Piquet, had written for himself. Now, his tools are used by everyone from his classmates to artists at Blizzard. The following is our conversation about his motivation for writing custom tools, juggling his time between his personal game project 'EXIL' and keeping up with an intensive games-focused school program, ans well as what new ideas are cooking for future fro- tools.

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CameraMan for Maya with Wes McDermott
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CameraMan for Maya with Wes McDermott

Posted 18 November 2012 4:51 pm by Fianna on pointSnap

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games ,

Wes McDermott (aka the 3D Ninja) created an iPhone app – CameraMan for Maya - that allows you to drive a Maya camera or any object, via the gyroscope in an iPhone (or iPad). CameraMan was nominated at the 3D World Magazine CG Awards 2011 for Software Innovation of the Year. I had a quick chat with Wes to ask him about CameraMan and how he got started with the idea for it.

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Diamant Modeling Tools Alpha 1.0
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Diamant Modeling Tools Alpha 1.0

Posted 17 February 2012 7:00 pm by Fianna on pointSnap

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry:

Blizzard Lead Character Modeler Rich Diamant recently released a set of handy modeling+UV tools for Maya, "Diamant Modeling Tools Alpha 1.0". I'm lucky enough to get a hold of Rich to ask him a few questions about DMT, here's what he had to say...

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