Posted by STLR, 20 August 2010 7:00 pm
Well I finally got an iPad and I have to admit.. this thing is pretty friggen cool. I showed my 5 year old daughter some games on it when I first got it and she -loved- it. She walked up to me first thing the next morning and said... "Daddy, can I play with your giant phone again?" :)
You may already be aware, but if not, Autodesk has 2 cool apps running on the iPad / iPhone, both of which are much more interesting when used on the larger screen of the iPad.
First there is -> SketchBook. There are several youTube clips out there, but here is a quick demo movie of it in action...
Honestly this movie doesn't really do it justice. For any of you artistically minded people out there that have ever carried around an actual paper sketchbook and pen/pencil... this lilttle app is for you. It's perfect for roughing out an idea when you're away from your desk, or even just killing time in an airport. Of course you still have to fork out several hundred $ for the iPad :)
There is also a little gadget app based on -> Fluids. This one is more of a toy, but cool none the less.
So moving on to the original topic of the blog post. A while ago I put together a short demo of tips and tricks for using Maya's Poly Reduce tool on hires meshes. In the demo I show you how to reduce a character head from over 1,000,000 polygons to less than 2000. Here'tis...
NOTE: The audio and video are slightly out of sync. Sorry about that... not sure what happened there.
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