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Exporting tool

February 2nd, 2013 12 comments

I knew it’d be a chore, but it had to be done; I needed to write a tool that allows me to export models and animations from Maya to Unity into several frequently used folders very quickly. Similar to what I did with MayaCE3. So the process goes like this: I select any part of the model, choose a path in the menu and click export. And that’s it. A backup file is also created, in case I discover that my tiny innocuous changes have ruined everything!

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I might make it public at some point if there’s enough of an interest for it. But truth be told I don’t even know if there’s a lot of Unity people coming to this site (after all, it used to be heavily geared at the CryEngine until not too long).

Also, I’ve been working very hard on a video of the beta that shows a little gameplay. I hope I can post it within a couple of weeks. The old video was grossly outdated anyway, since I switched to Unity 4. And I don’t count anymore how many times I’ve been asked to post a new video. So here’s a little screen-grab of the video for you, as a teaser… :)

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Overview of the layer export process between Maya and Sandbox

June 12th, 2012 3 comments

And here is a short demonstration of the new layer export workflow between Maya and Sandbox:

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Quick tutorial for MayaCE3

June 11th, 2012 No comments

Since I’ve just released the latest version of MayaCE3 (2.1.6), here’s a quick video tutorial to show how simple it is now to export models.

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Build a CryEngine level directly in Maya!

May 30th, 2012 8 comments

By the way, I’m working right now on a new version of MayaCE3 which will allow you to build the scenery for a CryEngine level (brushes, decals, vegetation…) directly in Maya, and then import it in Sandbox (as a layer) to get back exactly what you had in your Maya scene… :)

Update: I’ve just released the new version, which you can find here, as usual.

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poseLib in action

March 24th, 2012 No comments

If anyone’s curious to see poseLib being used in an animation workflow, here’s something for you: Here (via this site). We used poseLib on “Despicable Me” and “The Lorax” (it’s actually being used by several studios), but the animator using it in this case (Kevin Jackson) is from Rythm & Hues.

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Third CryEngine 3 tutorial: Player model replacement

February 29th, 2012 No comments

… Aaaand a third tutorial about replacing the player model with your own custom character. Enjoy!

(Note: The model and animations are of course place-holders)

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New tutorials

February 27th, 2012 No comments

Benefits Of Defensive Driving

Defensive driving teaches safe driving techniques to drivers.
At defensive driving classes students learn to overcome mistakes in driving techniques, learn to improve their driving skills; learn to make informed decisions and to anticipate situations while driving. Defensive driving classeshave been set up by the government and police departments to make the world a safer place to live in. The need for speed can kill, it is important to teach driver discipline and safety rules. Defensive driving aims to reduce the risk of driving. Drivers must instinctively anticipate dangerous situations and avoid risks while driving vehicles in normal as well as adverse conditions. Defensive driving courses cover aspects like: emergency care, principles of safety, control of fear and emotions, on the spot decision making, quick reactions, fear, and so on.
The benefits of defensive driving classes are many and vary with each state.

 

  1. Most states offer as incentive a reduction of points on your driver’s license following a driving violation ticket and offer the additional incentive of not increasing insurance rates. Take a look to the latest effuel reviews.
  2. In some states a defensive driving course would get at least 10% reduction is insurance rates for a period of 3-5 years. This being a considerable saving.
  3. A defensive driving course will teach safe and accident free driving techniques.
  4. The course will teach protection techniques and how to handle road rage and speeding.
  5. The defensive driving course will teach safe driving techniques in bad weather and adverse conditions. The course will hone skills in highway driving, night driving, and extreme weather driving.
  6. The course will inculcate critical safety issues and teach emergency action too.
  7. By taking a defensive driving course you will not have to appear in court.
  8. The driving violation charges will be dismissed and a fine will not be assessed.
  9. Defensive driving classes create responsible citizens which mean children and families will remain protected.
  10. Most important the defensive driving classes will improve driving skills, reiterate driving laws and rules and make better drivers of people.

defensive driving class can even be taken virtually. Defensive driving teaches people to be responsible drivers and take all necessary precautions when seated behind the wheel of a car. It protects not just the driver but pedestrians, animals, and fellow commuters. It makes the roads safer.
Defensive driving saves lives.

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