Creature Art and Mechanics

We've launched! A group of artists and technologists that helped bring “Davy Jones” to life in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and made everyone's favorite childhood robots leap into action in “Transformers,” have launched a new studio based in Marin County, CA. The men, formerly Creature and Character Designers from ILM, Digital Domain, and Imagemovers Digital, have launched “Creature Art and Mechanics Digital” (CAM Digital or CAMd). The announcement was made today by the new company's founding partners Scott C....

CGCircuit Open to the Public

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....

CGCircuit.com

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....

Maya API and Applied 3d Math Videos

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....

Reflection Locator

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. ...

Draw Curve Context

This is a demo of a Maya context that I developed as part of my upcoming Maya API instructional video series. It draws curves from a mesh. It could be used to draw hair curves or something along those lines. The video series should be available around January 2012. ...

Maya Move Brush

For some reason, the Maya artisan tool does not have a move brush so I wrote my own. ...

Free cvShapeInverter Tool

I put up a free shape inversion tool available here. cvShapeInverter is a script and deformer that can invert a shape through a deformation chain so the shape can be applied as a front of chain shape. This has the same functionality as Christian Breitling's correctiveShape plug-in. He stopped providing it after Maya 2008 so I'm providing a Python version that doesn't need to be compiled....

cvShapeInverter

Direct download Starting in Maya 2017, Maya comes with the equivalent command, invertShape.``` import maya.cmds as cmds cmds.loadPlugin(‘invertShape’, qt=True) cmds.invertShape() Description =========== A script and deformer that can invert a shape through a deformation chain so the shape can be applied as a front of chain shape. This has the same functionality as Christian Breitling's [correctiveShape](http://www.b-ling.com) plug-in. He stopped providing it after Maya 2008 so I'm providing a Python version that doesn't need to be compiled....

Short Animation

A few former coworkers of mine worked together to put together this little animation using a couple of rigs I made. Check it out: Animation - George Aleco-Sima LookDev/Rendering - Brad Falk Textures - Terry Molatore Rigs and Creature Model - Chad Vernon Matte Paint - Alfonso Villar Sound Effects - Kyle Gray Technical Wizard - Geordie Martinez ...