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.

Enjoy!



17 comments:

brian said...

well after googling, motion control rig and coming across your plans from april - and then viewing your tutorials ==== pretty damn impressive

Dan Thompson said...

Thanks for the props Brian! Glad you liked it.

Joe said...

Hello Dan,

someone pointed out your blog to me - I have been aware of your "Kupertools" as some of my friends at Weta alerted me to it. I would like to talk to you about adding our new Mk lll Genuflex to the program. Maybe we can help you with something? We purchased Kuper Controls from Bill Tondreau a few years ago and perhaps we could make a trade

All the best

Joe

Dan Thompson said...

Hi Joe,

Sounds very interesting. Feel free to contact me on frankenegger \/at\/ geeMale dotCom. I'd be keen to hear what you have in mind?

Regards,

Dan.

ouazar yahia said...

Hi;
I did all the steps that are mentioned in the 3 videos of Servo Tools For Maya Tutorials, but when I activate the plugin servoWrite on Maya 2009 Unlimited it gives me: / / Error: (servoWrite), but when I close python.exe, it's work,
What should I do ?
thank you

Dan Thompson said...

Hi ouazar,

Pleased find my reply to your question on the Servo Tools For Maya forum here:
http://www.creativecrash.com/downloads/servo-tools-for-maya/topics/problems-with-installation--2

Thanks.

maya tutorials said...

Thanks for the tools and the quick reply link. It solve my problem related to it. So I got both good tool as well as solution of my query..

Marcel said...

Congratulations on making Make:

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/01/servo_tools_for_maya.html

:D

[m]

Dan Thompson said...

Cheers Marcel!

It's an honor to get a mention :)

ColorCode AR599 said...

Hey Dan,

I finally had a chance to look at this the other day and its great- I got the 3 servos working fine, but I was interested in adding more. I had a look through the plugin and the arduino code and made all the changes that seemed like it would change it, but no luck. Can you point me to the places in the code that defines this? thanks again

Nick

Timothy said...

That's amazing! I have an Arduino, and I'll have a Servo soon after watching ur demo.

Jonathan Topf said...

Hi there, i just got everything up and working on my mac, getting the system paths for python was a pain i can tall you. Anyway, I really want to get a couple of stepper motors up and going and was wondering how the stepper motor project was coming on.

thanks for the brilliant work:)

Dan Thompson said...

Hi Johnathon,

Sorry, but the stepper motor project is not really happening for me at the moment. If I ever tried to get it working I would choose a different piece of hardware that is better equipped to deal with parallel processes. I would probably choose the propeller chip or the kflop board. I have both but the kflop is most appealing to me at the moment.

At the moment, one of my focuses is on getting a working rig built over tinkering with code.

I need to balance these things out to keep me from going insane :)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Interesting work.
Forgive my bad English.
I would like to contact you.
I have a development for Motion Control with blender
I would like to share my prollecto for everyone to enjoy the free form.
I have no experience in doing articles on the web:-(.
So far I have only a few videos to show.

It is programmed in Python, SPIN, Assembler.
The chip used is Propeller
For motion curves, I use blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEvqKsDYopU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uurrWwkr69s

a greeting

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Interesting work.
Forgive my bad English.
I would like to contact you.
I have a development for Motion Control with blender
I would like to share my prollecto for everyone to enjoy the free form.
I have no experience in doing articles on the web:-(.
So far I have only a few videos to show.

It is programmed in Python, SPIN, Assembler.
The chip used is Propeller
For motion curves, I use blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEvqKsDYopU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uurrWwkr69s

a greeting

Gabriel Wang said...
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Gabriel Wang said...

This is amazing! I am currently doing a school project with something similar and am wondering if this would work with a DC motor that's attached to a potentiometer. Could you contact me if you have any ideas about where I should start?