Category Archives: Maya

Maya 3D Face Modelling

Back on this project again! Determined to finish making a 3D model of my face. Reference book: 3-D Human Modeling and Animation, Third Edition , by¬† Peter Ratner Below is the initial setup in Autodesk Maya 2012, using front and … Continue reading

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Maya tutorials: 40 awesome projects to try today

Click here for a link to 40 awesome Maya projects to try.  

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Realflow Simulations

Rendered Fluid Simulations using Autodesk Maya + Mental Ray. Simulations created using Next Limit Realflow  

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Autodesk Maya – Text to Particles

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NextLimit Realflow 2012 Splash

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Realflow 2012 Hybrido – 10 million particles

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Realflow Hybrido 2 million particles

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MEL Script: 3 point lighting

Basic MEL script implementing a 3 point light system with main, fill and backlight for a medium scale Maya scene. directionalLight -intensity 1; rename main_light; setAttr “main_lightShape.useDepthMapShadows” 1; setAttr “main_lightShape.dmapResolution” 2048; move 0 3 0; rotate -30 0 0; pointLight … Continue reading

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Masahiro Ushiyama

Great human head modelling by Masahiro Ushiyama. Click here for his website. Below is one of his most popular portfolio videos.  

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MEL scripting

One cool thing used a lot in Autodesk Maya – a #D graphics software – is MEL – maya embedded language – a proprietary scripting language. Maya also supports Python – used widely by film/animation industry including ILM – Industrial … Continue reading

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