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Pose Challenge and Animation Stream

Streamed working on my minigun pickup at twitch.tv/bugbilly

After Rusy held a lecture for our class and we did a posing challenge together.
6 images 5 minutes to copy each pose.

Animation Stream

Streamed working on my minigun pickup at twitch.tv/bugbilly

Animation Stream

Streamed working on my minigun pickup at twitch.tv/bugbilly

Animation Stream

Streamed working on my minigun pickup at twitch.tv/bugbilly

Python Last Assignment WIP 02

I haven’t updated my blog in a while but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on things.

Here is an update on the script for class.
I downloaded a rig of mixamo.com. My script generates NURBS curves at all the joints, parent constraints to the corresponding joint, and the NURBS curves mimic the joint hierarchy.
Also, I rename the joints to have the “_JNT” suffix added to the end of it. Then I have the NURBS curves mimic the name of the joints but replace “_JNT” with “_CNTRL”

I’m no done but it’s in a good spot at the moment.
Next, I will change the controls to rotate to be in the optimal angle for the rig, change the control size so they are easier to grab them, and create a UI to interact with the script.
My stretch goal is to take the Mixamo keyframes from the joints and bake them onto the controls I have created.

Python Last Assignment WIP 01

I started working on a script for my last assignment for class.
Currently, I have a set of joints made by hand. The script creates a NURBS circle as the controller and then it parents it to the matching joint.
Next, I want to have the controls rotated the correct way. I also want to place them at the exact spot of the joint (right now I have them in arbitrary positions that are close enough).

Week 8 Python Homework

This week we are learning about custom UI’s and Dialogue Boxes.

I created a normal Maya dialogue box to warn you about errors. The help button will bring you to my website where the documentation is.

The next script is a custom UI asking the user how many cubes they want to make. You can choose between big and small cubes.
This was a test run before creating a more complex script with a custom Ui.

Week 7 Bonus Python Homework

I finished the bonus question for my homework. It generates a forest with the tree models provided. We also were prompted to create an image with words over it, like a postcard. I automated this step too. Creates a new poly plane, moves it in from of the camera, creates new material, and attaches 2 textures to the material. I separated the forest creation and the plane creation into their own functions. With this, you can easily generate more forests without creating extra planes.

WEEK 7 PYTHON HOMEWORK

The past few days I have been working on my python homework. I’ve finished the 2 main scripts but still need to do the bonus question.

1st script creates a scene from scratch.

2nd script adjusts Maya’s userSetup.py file which starts Maya in a way it normally wouldn’t. In this case, it adds another shelf with 2 buttons. One button creates a simple sphere and the other sends you to my website.