The Deskhttp://area.autodesk.com/Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:23:08 UTCMaya Mondays - Ocean Shaders is Maya 2015dobert<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UByQsgU1Kgs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:39:46 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---ocean-shaders-is-maya-2015Maya Mondays - IBL improvement in Maya 2015dobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wVHzry2wCJQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>MEL command to make rayswitch node: <strong>createNode mip_rayswitch</strong></p> <p>MEL command to turn on all the mip_shaders<em>(you have to restart maya to see them)</em>:&nbsp;<strong>optionVar -intValue MIP_SHD_EXPOSE 1;</strong></p>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:24:09 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---iblMaya Monday - XGen - Stray Hairdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4Q_fNjyTGmY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>'</p> <p>The two expressions I used are</p> <p>Frequency: &nbsp;<strong><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">stray() ? 1 : 10</span></strong></p> <p>Magnitude: &nbsp;<strong>stray() ? 1.5 : .1</strong></p>Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:01:01 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---xgen---stay-hairMaya Monday - Mental Ray Blogdobert<p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Lots of great info on this blog, take a look:-)</span></p> <p><a href="http://blog.mentalray.com/">http://blog.mentalray.com/</a></p>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:58:29 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---mental-ray-blogVoting for the first annual Artist of the Year is now Open!dobert<p>Last year we introduced the Artist of the Month to recognize the incredible talent using Autodesk Animation products to create some of the most compelling imagery in the industry. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">From now until July 2, vote for the first annual AREA Artist of the Year. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"></span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">I encourage all Maya artists to submit their best work to the AREA gallery for consideration for Artist of the Month (AOM) and the subsequent Artist of the Year recognitions.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">See the list of nominees here &amp; cast your vote: </span><a href="http://autode.sk/1jUhkTg" style="line-height: 1.5em;">http://autode.sk/1jUhkTg</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> #adskAOY</span></strong></p>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:20:42 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/voting-for-the-first-annual-artist-of-the-year-is-now-openMaya Monday - XGen - tube groom for long hairdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yBzQGgMG3dg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:58:49 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---xgen-tube-groom-for-long-hairMaya 2015 - Sevice Pack 2 is outdobert<p>http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-maya-2015-service-pack-2.html</p>Tue, 27 May 2014 18:49:50 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-2015----sevice-pack-2-is-outMaya Monday - Maya 2015 XGen - short hairdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/u7ijzPEtIyY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>Mon, 26 May 2014 23:34:36 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---maya-2015-xgen---short-hairMaya Monday - XGen - Index Archive Tool trickdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t0Lm6rkCis" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p></p> <p><a href="https://autodesk.box.com/s/1sm6kcokfztsouizbdh1"><strong>Click to download expressions</strong></a></p>Mon, 19 May 2014 19:53:37 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---xgen-index-archive-toolMaya Monday - XGen Webinar May 20thdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nX01hQDTiQU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=17144365&amp;siteID=452932&amp;mktvar001=519121&amp;mktvar002=519121">Click to register for Webinar:</a></strong><a href="http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=17144365&amp;siteID=452932&amp;mktvar001=519121&amp;mktvar002=519121"></a></p>Mon, 12 May 2014 21:35:13 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---xgen-webinar-may-20thAutodesk Maya 2015 Service Pack 1 is now available!dobert<p>Autodesk Maya 2015 Service Pack 1 is now available! The Service Pack has several important fixes and addresses the Heartbleed security vulnerability with an update to OpenSSL. Download it now from the Autodesk Knowledge Network http://autode.sk/1iSegWi</p>Mon, 05 May 2014 16:32:57 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-2015----service-pack1-is-outMaya Monday - How I set up my environmentdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dCSMPtaFOPA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:48:59 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---how-i-set-up-my-environmentMaya Mondays - 2015 is Out!!dobert<p><iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GpoA6Q3P_KM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Maya 2015 Trial:</strong></p> <p>http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-maya/free-trial</p> <p><strong>NAB content on the Area:</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">https://area.autodesk.com/nab2014</span></p>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:14:32 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---2015-is-outMaya Monday - NAB 2014 boothdobert<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RBH9y0JxNew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:37:25 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---nab-2014-boothMaya Mondays - Bifrost Shaderdobert<p><iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pDVW5oXQrqM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p></p> <p>Mel command I used in the tutorial: createNode bifrost_mix_vorticity_velocities;</p>Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:40:46 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---bifrost-shaderMaya Mondays - Bifrost Attribute Testsdobert<p>Here are simple tests done by my buddy Igor to give you a better understanding of what some of the important attributes in Bifrost controll.</p> <p></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UiKRuULAojc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I0T3rTprWKE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fHKiBzrNl6A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BB_5lEHlFLY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rBU18m7d5zw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SdSuG9Iit4c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>For more check out Igors awesome web:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">http://www.igorfx.com/bifrost/</span></p>Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:57:19 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---bifrost-attribute-testsMaya 2015 Announcementdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/epUZYkluO_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <div id="imcontent" dir="ltr"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">New features include:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Bifrost Procedural Effects Platform<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Geodesic Voxel Binding<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">ShaderFX<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">OpenSubdiv<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Enhanced polygon modeling<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Enhanced UV toolset<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Extended feature support in Viewport 2.0<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Ptex support in mental ray<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">To find out more about the Maya 2015 release, please visit:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><a href="/maya2015"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">http://area.autodesk.com/maya2015</span></a></span></div> <div dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr" style="word-wrap: break-word; font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI'; color: #000000; direction: ltr;"><br /></span></div>Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:58:18 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-2015--announcementMaya Mondays - Artist Janet Echelmandobert<p></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/caqNPc7I-44" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Take a look at TED for some more info on Janet:</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">http://www.ted.com/speakers/janet_echelman</span></p>Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:16:49 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---artist-janet-echelmanMaya Monday - Texturesdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4BgRAiJsfoU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:43:16 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-monday---texturesMaya Mondays - Render Layers, Render Passes, and Postdobert<p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vXVWqcte2Us" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:57:44 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/daryl/maya-mondays---render-layers-render-passes-and-post