Any graphics element like UI, sprites, meshes etc. that uses textures with transparency, can potentially suffer from white edges around transparent areas.
Making custom scripts easily accessible can be a big time saver and necessary when optimising your pipeline. This tutorial will explain how you can setup custom menus in Nuke, that will execute your own Python scripts.
Many people want to check their “values” when doing digital artwork in Photoshop. That is, how bright or contrasty different areas of their image is. Different colors are perceived as brighter or darker than others. For example, blue appears darker than yellow, and cyan appears brighter than red. This is how you correctly preview your values using a grayscale version of your image.
Environment variables in Nuke can be very useful for working on projects where files are not necessarily saved in identical locations. But how do you make them available every time you start your Mac?
Latest reel, updated March 2017.
Hammered gold, or a “hammered” look in general can be a very charming and desireable look, as it gives a feel of something handmade and naturally worn. It is also applicable to give objects an antique look.
Though this article is based on RenderMan 21.5 for Maya, it should be easily modified for any application using RenderMan.
Working document where I write down my notes about using PySide for Maya, which may prove to be useful to others as well.
Moving the player using the input from a keyboard of joystick is easy, though as soon as you start moving in a diagonal direction either using thumb sticks or pressing down two keys at once, you may notice the player will move faster compared to walking forward of sideways. Mapping to a circle can solve this issue.
Tool for fixing shelves not saving when you close Maya, along with a description of the issue if you prefer to fix it manually.
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.