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Check out a quick demo of the new Heat Map Skinning method in Maya 2013. This new algorithm resolves many of the inherent problems that exist with the previous skinning methods and in many cases allows you to get murther further along in the skinning process with on simple click.
Check out a quick demo of the Paint Geometry Tool which can be used to quickly populate a scene with objects. In this example I'll discuss placing trees on a terrain.
Be sure to check out my upcoming webinar where I'll be covering tips and tricks related to Maya Bonus Tools and LayoutTools. I'll also be showing some new tools that are in the works for the next release.
In this short demonstration you'll get an overview of Substance procedural textures in Maya 2012. I'll also show a practical example of how to create a tiled wood floor using one of the additional free textures from the Substance Bonus Tools pack.
Have you ever noticed ridiculously long object names in some of your scenes and wanted an easy way to fix them? Check out this movie to learn some handy dandy tips and tricks for cleaning up those ugly names.
The Node Editor is a new feature that was included in the Maya 2012 SAP (Service Advantage Pack.) It allows you to quickly and easily make and break connections between nodes using an intuitive, modern interface. Check out this demo movie for an overview...
The Maya Layout Tools resource page is a centralized location for all things related to LayoutTools. LayoutTools is a toolset that is widely used for basic layout and assembly of objects within a scene (e.g. assembling game levels, laying out sets, building out architectural spaces, populating environments with objects, etc...)
Have you ever needed to change a character's face after you've already gone to the trouble to create the phonemes/expressions for animation? Check out this demo for tips and tricks on how to do it.
Check out a quick demo of the new Extrude and Preserve UVs tool from BonusTools 2012
Watch a quick "how to" tutorial for the new Scene Annotation Tool. Create Scene Annotation can be used for saving comments and notes with any Maya scene file. It is part of BonusTools 2012.