3Delight 3D Stereoscopy

For those of you interested in creating “3D” 3D images using 3Delight, here’s a quick little starter for you. You can render from multiple cameras at the same time in the same render pass and save LOADS of rendering time…

Python Example – Pickling Things into MySQL Databases

Sometimes you need to store something for later while using Python. For large cases, you might even need a database. In this example, I’ll show you how to pickle a Python object and store it into a MySQL database. Pickling…

Maya to After Effects Export

There is a new script in the code section. It is another python for Maya script. This script makes it possible (and super easy) to export your Maya scene to After Effects to add in some composite elements matched to…

Maya Render Layer Bug

I’m sure you’ve had this, multiple render layers, different shaders on each. Eventually, it will break. Especially if you’re assigning materials on a per-face basis. It’s better to not do that. But, whenever you have a scene that breaks and…

Point Cloud Uber Light Shader

NOTE: This has since been moved to: http://blog.cameronleger.com/code/ptc_uber_light_shader/ I’ve compiled the shader as a light shader now. You can’t have multiple atmosphere shaders on top of the same object, so that was limiting. With both ways, you can render out…

Point Cloud Uber Shader

NOTE: This has since been moved to: http://blog.cameronleger.com/code/ptc_uber_shader/ NOTE: I’ve shrunk the code box for the two scripts. Instead of copying them, when you hover your mouse over them you should get a little box at the top right with…

3Delight for Maya and Shave & Haircut

Joe Alter’s Shave & Haircut works really well with 3Delight for Maya, if you can get a few things figured out. First, it’s not as simple as making the hair and rendering it. There’s a few things you have to…

How to Open a Maya 2011 Scene File in Pre-2011 Maya Versions

If you’ve tried to open a Maya 2011 .mb or .ma file in a previous version, most likely you have lost a lot of information. At first glance its scary because you only have the outlines of your models, even…