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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to convert Autodesk Max V-ray To Maya V-ray materials?

NOTE: Several people have commented that this doesn't work for them anymore. I don't have access to Max any longer so I can't test it unfortunately. If it does work for you please comment below so that others can find out what worked for you.

If you find yourself cursing Mental Ray's integration to Maya then you OWE it to yourself to try V-ray for Maya. It's a whole different ball game of ease and happiness instead of horror and retribution! However you will notice that there are TONS of V-ray materials available for Max but not so many for Maya. Terribly unfair by my estimation, here is the solution!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turn on Object information HUD Maya

Just in case you can't find out where to do this.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Realistic Cumulus Clouds using Maya fluids

Yes, I went over the top with this image. Sooner or later however you are going to want to create those beautiful fluffy Cumulus clouds in Maya. You will no doubt find several tutorials online showing you how to do this. They show you how to use fluids to create a cloud but not how to make them look NICE.

The top image took 42 minutes to render at 720p on a AMD 6 core 1090T chip. Not amazing but pretty decent for that kind of cloud detail. What good is a beautiful cloudscape if it takes a year to render?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Upgraded commenting engine

I don't know about you guys but the Blogger commenting engine really annoys me. The main problem being that new comments are at the bottom instead of at the top. Practically useless.  So I've upgraded to Disqus and I'm hoping that will prove to be a much better method. I can highly recommend it.