iCollide enables artist to deform and sculpt a mesh to create "collision" effects that simulate surfaces colliding and deforming against each other -- without the usual process of setting up a simulation involving soft body or nucleus dynamics in Maya.
iSkinDeform - Maya Mesh Deformer
iSkinDeform operates on vertices of a skinned mesh, making possible the effect of skin sliding across muscles.
Find out how to have some control over random elements in your Maya particles set up. I show how to control randomisation of emission attributes and particles expressions that are calling on the Maya's random "rand( )" command.
Here' greetings and well wishes for the season, to all of you fantastic people who have been following my blog and the random posts :)
I pray peace and joy to one and all, and all your families and friends.
This has been a year of change for me, and a big change at that. I moved from involving myself in training and full 3D animated episodic to doing full-time TV commercial production and local Singapore films. This is something I have never done.
The hours are something that I'm still trying to get used it. I have always respected people who have worked on TV commercials. now I have even more respect for them. They toil day and night and many times putting in many over-time hours to get their content out on time, and meeting high standards of expectation in terms of quality, and meeting client's requirements, all at the same time.
However working in a post-production facility also sharpens my "hacking" skills like never before. We constantly need to think on our feet and re-invent our workflows to get around obstacles, sometimes using different software working together, or sometimes using software in unconventional ways.
In the same period I was challenged to pick up Unity3D (I also took up coding in C#, that came with learning Unity). The company has also entrusted me with the responsibility of working with unconventional input devices and testing sensors to work with Unity too.
All in all I was stretched but I felt that I have accomplished a lot in many directions all at once.
I thank God for giving me an eventful year.
Here's to a better new year filled with meaning, and love for our fellow men. Lets make this world a better place, one smile at a time.
Here's a TV commercial I was part of. Most of the work I was involved in, were rotoscoping the girls out of their background on their original footage, and removing portions of clips visible under their hair accesories.