Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Asia Pacific Animation Challenge

The PANORAMA - Asia Pacific Animation Challenge 2009 ("Contest") is a creativity and skill-based contest allowing eligible entrants to compete for the opportunity to have their design selected as the following winners of the Autodesk Education PANORAMA - Asia Pacific Animation Challenge 2009 in one of the (4) categories and profiled on the Autodesk Website.Entrants will submit their original designs for judging according to the criteria for each of the specific Categories.

Congratulations to all the finalists in the APAC. This year I have the honor of speaking at the event which will be held at Cyberport in Hong Kong. Looks like it's shaping up to be an awesome event!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Servo Tools For Maya Tutorials

Well it took a little longer than a few weeks. But finally I have the first three video tutorials ready for viewing! There is still more to come, but this should be enough to get you started.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions about installation, I've created a thread on the creative crash forums. You can get to it from the Servo Tools For Maya download page . Just click on the forum tab.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Round Rectangle Example

I an earlier post, I described a round corner rectangle button class. Unfortunately my approach was a bit too hacky for some web browsers to be able to handle. So I have simplified things.

This time I am building the shape out of ONE rectangle using strokeJoin(ROUND) to give me my round corners.

Keyboard Controls are:
r + mouse x = radius
s + mouse x,y = size
p + mouse x,y = position

It's not a class yet. But I think this sketch shows that the concept will work

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

EasyDriver V4.2 is out!

Great News!

Brian Schmalz has released a new Easy Driver Board!

It has some great new features. The most notable one for me is the ability to access the chip's logic that can switch to micro, half and full step methods. It also now has pretty lights and a more usable trim pot.

I've just ordered three of these from sparkfun cause good things come in threes! Check out Brian's Easy Driver Site for all the details.

Thanks Brian for this brilliant piece of hardware!

Update! Check out my EasyDriver v4.2 Tutorial post.