Empty shelves after restarting Maya 2017

Sometimes Maya does not seem to remember changes you make to shelves. For example, creating a new shelf and adding commands to it will result in an empty shelf when you restart Maya. Googling the issue showed that it’s a common issue, and I’ve seen suggestions to erase all your preferences, which solves the problem.

I decided wanted to dig deeper and find the issue, since I didn’t want to setup all my preferences again. The culprit seemed to be somewhere in the userPrefs.mel file, and opening the file showed me that the same shelf was being created a vast number of times.

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The “Lost Tracks, iOS & Bluetooth” Journey 2017

Back in the early days of the development of Feels (what would later become Lost Tracks), I knew that I wanted to use the microphone for gameplay somehow. I didn’t know what exactly, but I knew the game was about getting courage to speak so it seemed obvious that it should use the microphone.

A decision like that appeared harmless, but it turned out that is wasn’t as simple as pressing “Build and run” in Unity… It isn’t a complete nightmare, though, so keep on reading.

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Nothing Happens 2017

Nothing Happens is a short animation film and a cinematic VR experience which questions the role of the spectator, by inviting the individual to participate in an event. VR allows us to choose our perspective, allows us to dwell on the details and absorb the unique atmosphere. The project explores a new kind of narrative, a new way of being in a painting, a work of art that is truly comprehensive and immersive. Nothing Happens offers a new way of looking. It is about spectatorship, about watching and being watched. It is about being present.

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Lost Tracks 2016

Bachelor project from The Animation Workshop. A poetic art/adventure game where you are in the pursuit of courage and trying to mend your conflicting self. A journey through your subconscious world makes you deal with the fears and doubts that hinders you from talking to the stranger. Glimpses of your own courage leads you through dark forestry, foggy landscapes and empty spaces where you are faced with the difficulties that prevents you from talking to the woman on the train.

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Special Delivery 2016

Special Delivery is made in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories and directed by Tim Ruffle. It’s a 360 video designed to be viewed on a smartphone, and tells the story of a humble janitor who gets disturbed by a mysterious stranger on Christmas.

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