How to render an Image from Maya with an Alpha channel for compositing
Tag: Tips & Tricks
The video below shows a way I came up with to onion skin individual elements by using layers, in Krita. It also shows how to use layers to draw motion paths, and block timing. Result
Setting up a camera in Maya to render a 360 degree view for use in VR
Ideally you want to create a proper UV layout for your model before you rig it. Here is a way to create UVs after skinning/binding your model
In this video, I lay out a somewhat automated way to set the Focus Distance correctly when rendering with Depth of Field. It involves connecting a distance measuring tool to the camera.
How to see the contribution of individual lights to the scene in the Arnold Render view. One minute video in the new series Maya Tips and Tricks.
A simple technique to enhance the topology of your model. The eye is boxed in and could use an extra edge loop around it, so why not just draw it in and collapse the resulting triangles? Note that the actual modeling is done without smooth preview. The Interactive Split Edge tool has been replaced by the Multi-Cut tool