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Ratchet and Clank Animation Rigging and Breakdown in Maya
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Ratchet and Clank Animation Rigging and Breakdown in Maya

Posted 4 hours ago by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games , Film & TV ,

I'm a big fan of Ratchet and Clank so it's nice to see this quick breakdown of their rigging and animation system in Maya.

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Behind the scenes of Ratchet and Clank with Lead Character TD Adalbert Kinsey
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Behind the scenes of Ratchet and Clank with Lead Character TD Adalbert Kinsey

Posted yesterday by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games ,

Check out the GameDev podcast with Adalbert Kinsey from Insomniac Games where among other things, he discusses their use of Maya for Ratchet and Clank.

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Announcing BonusTools for Maya 2016 Extension 2
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Announcing BonusTools for Maya 2016 Extension 2

Posted 4 days ago by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games , Film & TV ,

BonusTools for Maya 2016 Ext 2 is now available for download. Check out a few new tools from the latest update.

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Maya Bonus Tools Resource Page - Maya 2016 Ext 2 version now available!
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Maya Bonus Tools Resource Page - Maya 2016 Ext 2 version now available!

Posted 4 days ago by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games , Film & TV , Professional Video ,

Maya Bonus Tools resource page: Here you will find a collection of tutorials and demos specifically related to Bonus Tools. Once installed the Bonus Tools help menu will link back to this page. Bookmark it and check back later for additional updates.

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The Poolroom
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The Poolroom

Posted 4 days ago by Jennifer Watters on The GameDev Blog

Software: Autodesk Maya LT , Autodesk Stingray ,

Industry: Games ,

This post is by Paul Kind, Indie Evangelist on the Autodesk games team. In this project, Paul gives an example of using ShaderFX materials and lighting in Stingray to create a luxurious environment right with textures of wood, leather, marble, and more. Follow Paul kind on Twitter @PaulKind3D.

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Maya 2016 Extension 2 - Symmetrical Modeling Improvements
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Maya 2016 Extension 2 - Symmetrical Modeling Improvements

Posted last week by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games , Film & TV ,

Check out a detailed review of the many symmetrical modeling workflow improvements from Maya 2016 Extension 2

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Fixing IK solver animation editing in 3ds Max 2017
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Fixing IK solver animation editing in 3ds Max 2017

Posted last week by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Film & TV , Design Visualization , Education ,

When editing animation IK systems in 3dsMax 2017, the IK solver does not properly follow the end effector animation due to the TMCache setting.

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Maya 2016 Ext 2 Live in New York and Atlanta
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Maya 2016 Ext 2 Live in New York and Atlanta

Posted last week by lfraser on Suite-ish

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games , Film & TV , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Education ,

Join us in New York and Atlanta for consecutive weeks of Maya 2016 Ext 2 presentations. May 3rd and May 12th.

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Running 3ds Max 2017 in a virtual machine
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Running 3ds Max 2017 in a virtual machine

Posted 22 April 2016 9:44 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Design Visualization , Education ,

A tip from the release notes

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If 3ds Max 2017 doesn't want to install
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If 3ds Max 2017 doesn't want to install

Posted 21 April 2016 10:30 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film & TV , Design Visualization , Education ,

a possible solution for the dreaded 1603/1619 error...

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