I have finally released my GPU-Driven Wrap Deformer video series! It is 55 videos totaling over 12 hours of content. The code for the wrap deformer is free so if you can’t or don’t want to purchase the series, you can get the code on my github.
To checkout and/or purchase the series click here.
My next video series is in progress. You can check out the introduction video here and download the open source code on my GitHub.
I have some lessons in mind but I am curious as to what sort of lessons people are interested in.
Possible topics could be:
- Writing a Wrap Deformer
- Writing Mesh Collision Deformer
- Writing a Production Pipeline with Django
- Facial Rigging for VFX
- Advanced Maya API
- PySide for VFX and Animation
Comment on this post and suggest a lesson!
I released a new tutorial series over at CGCircuit called Writing a Production-Ready Skin Exporter with the Python API. In the videos I go over how to create a more robust skin weight exporter that also handles joint renaming. Head on over and check it out.
I have created another video series over at CGCircuit.com. This one is titled Creating a Custom Jiggle Deformer and goes over the creation of a custom jiggle deformer that you can use in your projects. Check it out here. And here is the intro video:
This is the last week of the 20% introductory price of my Introduction to the Maya API videos over on CGCircuit, so if you’re interested and want the discount, this is the last week to do so. On July 1, the price will go to the original $100.
This class introduces students to the Maya API. The Maya API allows programmers and scripters to customize Maya with innovative new technology and create tools to support a production pipeline. This class is the launching point to more advanced topics using the Maya API. While the Maya API is accessible in both C++ and Python, this class will focus mainly on C++ since C++ is the language that most plug-ins should be written in a production environment.
CGCircuit.com is now open to the public. My Maya API video series and Applied 3d Math series are now available for purchase without the need for an invitation. Check them out if you haven’t already.
The site creators of CGCircuit.com are ready to let more people in and buy my videos! The videos are finally ready to be sold. However, you still need an invite to register on the site and buy the videos. I have a new set of invites to give away so use my contact form to send me your email if you want in and I’ll send you an invite. The Maya API class is still discounted at $80 until a month after the full public release.
Also those that I invite will have invites of their own to give away.
My Maya API videos will soon be released. I’ve gotten word that they will be open to the public very shortly. The Maya API series is about 6 hours worth of video covering several topics from creating commands, contexts, locators, deformers, file translators, and dependency graph nodes to working with callbacks, multi-threading, attribute editor templates, and distributing your plug-ins.
I’ve also created an Applied 3d Math video series. This series is a little over an hour and covers how to actually use 3d math with practical examples. This isn’t your typical how-to-multiply-matrices math tutorial. I don’t even go over how to multiply matrices! The focus of this series is how you can apply 3d math in your day-to-day work.
Stay tuned for the actual release. It should just be a matter of days.
Here is another sample from my upcoming Maya API video series. In the video I discuss custom locators and go through how to implement them. The video series should be available around January 2012.