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Maya batch render slowness? Welcome IK Render View Batch Render

Dec. × ’11

I’m using Maya 2012 64-bit on Mac OS X, and there are often times when I can not figure out why the batch renderer is taking so damn long to render my frames. One project for example was taking on average 1.5 minutes per frame in Maya’s native Render View, yet that same frame took […]

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Opening Maya projects from a newer version in older versions.

Jan. × ’10

Often times I find that clients or co-workers are using older versions of Maya software which can create a headache at time of delivery.  Here’s a quick tip to “downgrade” the Maya scene file. For example:  I have a Maya 2009 project that needs to work in Maya 2008.  It uses nCloth which was available […]

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3Dmation MoCon – I love it

Dec. × ’09

Stumbled upon a super helpful script for After Effects and Maya.  It’s called MoCon and you can download MoCon here. If you are trying to bring locators from Maya into After Effects, or camera data this is a very important tool to have. I especially enjoy the fact that you can simply select any object […]

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Saving .ma files

Dec. × ’09

Have you ever tried to save a Maya scene as a .ma (maya ascii) file and received the following message? Error: File contains unknown nodes or data.  To preserve this information, the current file type cannot be changed. The tough part is figuring out what is an “unknown” node. To list the “unknown” nodes in […]

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