In this Maya rigging tutorial, you will learn how to animate the falloff center of a Soft Mod. This lets you animate a bulge moving along an object.
I worked as the character rigger on a fantastic short film called “Majora’s Mask - Terrible Fate” by Ember Lab. I used Soft Mods in Maya to create a bulging effect in the Mask Salesman’s backpack. This makes it look like objects are bouncing around inside the fabric. By connecting it …Continue reading
In this blog post I’ll talk a bit about prototyping games or apps and moving quickly when stuck in a tricky programming problem.
I’m currently prototyping a circular puzzle game. Part of the game is about matching colors to their neighbors. I wanted a way to start the level by randomizing the blocks while having no neighboring tiles that were the same color.
However, I didn’t want to spend the time to figure out if there was …Continue reading
Do you use Maya follicles to pin objects to your geometry? Are you still doing it the old way, by creating a Hair System and then deleting all the parts you don’t need? Below I’ll share my simple Maya Python script that creates and pins a single follicle onto a nurbs surface. (Jump straight to the script.)
I love using follicles. They adhere to a nurbs or poly surface and they maintain a good, predictable orientation in normal …Continue reading