Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last Day !

Here we are ! Today is my last day at Ubisoft, after 5 years I'm going to new adventures :) And that smells good Sydney and Happy Feet 2 ... More informations soon !! :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

GJ 3 PointsLight for Maya

I decided to work on a version of my Houdini tool GJ 3 PointsLight, for Maya, with Python. So here is the first version in beta, it creates a simple 3 points light rig attributs on the circle shaphe "Controls" ( Color, intensity, shadows, Position etc. ).

v0.1 UI


v0.2 (new)

- Positions controls added

- More options available like Shadow type, Cone angle, Penumbra, etc.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Making of and Interview in "3DMag"

Et voilà !le magasine 3DMag m'a demandé pour le numéro hors série un Making of ainsi qu'une petite interview, il est sortit hier ! Merci 3DMag :)

Here we are :) The french "3D Mag" asked me a little interview and a "making of" for the summer number. It's been released since yesterday :) Thanks 3D mag !

Monday, June 13, 2011

How to use Mental Ray Production shader in Maya

Just a quick message to show how to use hidden MentalRay Production Shader ( More in this .PDF ).

There are a lot of very useful shader hidden in MentalRay such as Rayswitcher, Matte/shadow, Mirror/gray ball etc... but they are for the moment not supported by autodesk.

How to see those shaders in the Hypershade ?

First go in the folder : Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2012\scripts\others and find the mentalrayCustomNodeClass.mel and open it with a text editor.

At the end of the file you will find this line " $enableMAPShaders == 0 ) || " change the "0" to "1" save the file, and restart Maya !

If Node are not displayed in the hypershader you can type in the "mel" input the line : createNode + the name of the node for instance :

Sunday, June 12, 2011

GJ 3 Points Light for Houdini

Here is a new digital asset for Houdini ! Just a simple 3 Points lighting Rig with ambiant occlusion. You have acces to every parameters from one window !


v1.5 (new!):

- GI light added
- Some bugs in Quick render fixed

v1.0a :

- "Quick Render !" button and parameters added
- More display options and transform bugs fixed

Features v1.0:

- Key Light options ( Color, intensity, shadow, attenuation etc.)
- Fill Light options ( Color, intensity, shadow, attenuation etc.)
- back / Rim Light options ( Color, intensity, shadow, attenuation etc.)
- Ambient option ( Ambient occlusion )
- Camera setup
- Position parameters for all lights
- Display options ( Color, Display on / off )

 Lights Rig

Monday, June 6, 2011

GJ CompManage Updated !

 Here we are, a new version of the Nuke Gizmo "GJ CompManage V0.2" is available HERE

News features :

- Unpremult / Premult options
- More color correction options available
- Minor UI changements

The tool is still moving and still in beta.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

GJ Rock IT !

I'm working on a new tool : GJ Rock IT ! To help the creation of rocks, ground, etc. proceduraly, of course :)

Here are somes exemples :

(Still work in progress)


V0.2a (New !)

- Some UI changements
- A "Bump map" parameter in "Material settings"
- Now you can use R, G, B as well as luminance of a file as bitmap layer.


- A new layer available : Crackles
- 2 Modes for the voronoise layer : VoroNoise & WorleyNoise
- News object settings : Edges creases override

- "Rotation" Parameter for all noise layers

- 5 noise levels : 2X Perlin noise, Voronoise, Veins, Alligator Noise
- 1 bitmap layer
- 2 displace modes : Object level ( View + Render ) or shader level ( Render only )
- Use as bump ( Render Only )
- Material settings
- Use custom mesh or procedural