BLOG

articles

MY_SkinImage

EasyDNNNews

Posted: 5 Feb 2016

Hero Rig Update #1

Hero Rig Update #1

Is that a muscle system, you ask? Well, yes and no. Victor, our Senior Rigger here at CG Breakdown, has developed a new way to simulate muscles in our rigs. It combines the jiggle and bulging/stretching of Maya Muscle but works real-time so you can scrub, tweak and visualize the effects of the muscles on a frame-by-frame basis instead of needing to cache the muscles or 'play' the timeline. Let me show you how they work.

read more
Author: Stephen
0 Comments

Posted: 19 Jan 2016

Maya 2016 Rig Plugin

Maya 2016 Rig Plugin

We've added a rig plugin for Maya 2016! If you don't have 2016 I would highly recommend getting it. Maya has introduced a new multithreading feature for rig calculations which sounds pretty complicated. I'm not smart enough to understand the full technical scope of what that means (that's a question for Victor) but the bottom line for animation is that rigs can run exponentially faster.

read more
Author: Stephen
0 Comments

Posted: 7 Jan 2016

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Almost 2 months since I last posted anything. You would think nothing has been going on, but we've actually been so busy there hasn't been much time to post. Between moving into our new studio and working on several new characters, there's lots to talk about...

read more
Author: Stephen
4 Comments

Posted: 12 Nov 2015

Tools and Scripts: Maya Undo

Tools and Scripts: Maya Undo

One of the first things I do when starting at a new studio is set up all of the hotkeys I use. By far the most important one to me is one that removes a few timeline hotkeys from the list of stored undo actions. Let's back up a bit though and explain what I mean by that.
read more
Author: Stephen
0 Comments

Posted: 6 Nov 2015

Setting Up Maya Hotkeys

Setting Up Maya Hotkeys

One of the things I'd like to do on this blog from time to time is share tools or scripts that I use as a part of my workflow, a lot of which I set up as hotkeys. Rather than assume everyone knows how to set up hotkeys (I know quite a few senior animators that don't ­- some people just don't use them in their workflow) I thought I'd create this tutorial that I can link to whenever I post anything that might require it.

read more
Author: Stephen
1 Comments
RSS
First 234567891011