Educational Samples

Hard Surface and Organic Modeling

Syllabus

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Scripts

Python

lightDome

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Description: This tool is designed to create a keyable light dome to produce a sunrise/sunset effect. The tool has a slider to control the time of day, and an extra feature to create evening lighting.

 

Mel

controllerCreator.mel

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Description: This tool is used to quickly create curve controllers for rigs. The controllers range from arrows, squares, to faces and hands.

 

occluWire.mel

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Description: This script sets up an occlusion and 'wireframe' passes using Mental Ray. The tool selects all polygon geometry, groups them together into an animated turntable, and places the geometry into the render layers. The user has to name the file, set off the bath render and composite the rendered images.

 

Tutorials

Wireframe on Occlusion Passes (PDF) - Using Mental Ray in Maya to create 'wireframe' renders and occlusion. Composited in After Effects. (The Mel script can be found above.)

 

Courses

RenderMan Portfolio I