Sunday, November 24, 2019

Not to forget about Blender 1.

So here is some stuff about / under / in connection with Blender.
Blender 2.81


Second. Animation Nodes is available for Blender 2.8x.
https://animation-nodes.com/

Third. It seems Blender is part of the motion graphics market.
https://www.skywayvisuals.com/
https://freemembership.blenderinmotion.org/


Fourth. Couple of useful sites.
https://elfnor.com/
https://cgboost.com
https://www.blenderdiplom.com

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Universal Scene Description - Moving to the Next Level

It is reminiscent to this music:

So USD (Universal Scene Description) has been announced long long time ago. I wrote about it 2016. Major studios pleased to Pixar that they open-sourced their technology.
I thought during that time it could standardize pipelines some level. Because the main pipeline issue is always that how to transfer/share data from one process/software to another.

Now (4 years later) it seems the topic starting to be HOT. Software development companies like Autodesk and Side Effects Software step further to make available USD for users / companies which can't afford a big investment into pipeline development.

Side Effects Software


Autodesk

Universal Scene Description: Open Source at Autodesk from Autodesk Media and Entertainment on Vimeo.

The Foundry

Blender

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Scott Ross went to China (might never come back)

Everybody knows Scott Ross in the VFX industry. So it might be an old story but I found these interviews recently:



Saturday, May 4, 2019

Why do we invest in pipeline? - Psyop & Shotgun Software & Pipeline Toolkit

Awsome!


Tony Barbieri and Don Parker; The Shotgun Pipeline at PSYOP
from Autodesk Media and Entertainment on Vimeo.

Nuke - Lock Viewer Input

You might find confusing in nuke to switch between viewer inputs. Here is a short script which can lock the specified input of the viewer.

 def lockThisVersion():  
   nuke.activeViewer().node().setInput(9, nuke.toNode("Read1"))  
 def callbackLockThisVersion():  
   nuke.addKnobChanged(lockThisVersion, nodeClass='Viewer')  
 if __name__ == '__main__':  
   callbackLockThisVersion()  

So as we can see in the sample code, the 9 input is locked to the node called Read1. We can replace this name in the code with the exact node name what we want to lock.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Blender news

While I keep waiting for the new version of Maya, there are lot of happaning around the Blender side of the world.

Of course Blender 2.8 beta is out.


Check the blog.
https://code.blender.org/2018/11/blender-2-8-beta/

The Grace Pencil tool is now a complete 2D (and 3D) animation tool. You might already seen the Hero short:


And another asthonising video about Grace Pencil as a 2D/3D concept art tool:


And there is another open movie in production: Spring. You can check this ouy here:
https://cloud.blender.org/p/spring/

Yet another asthonising video. It is a commercial animated in Maya and rendered in Blender.




And so on...


Friday, November 2, 2018

Where is Maya 2019?

Autodesk secretly update Maya at late summer. There is no features videos and other stuff but there is Maya 2018.4. Awesome! We can read the documentation here.




But we know that there should be a Maya 2019 before 2019 because the version numbers always promote the future. I guess there has to be something huge in the background, because Maya has the 20th anniversary. So Maya 2019 has to be an awesome cool crazy good fascinating verions. One version to rule them all :)