Delighted to see my artwork used on the latest album by Kateboy.
A 3D scan was taken of the lead singer Kate Akhurst which I used to project the curves onto in Maya. Kateboy then art directed how they wanted the curves to look in relation to the original head scan. I then rendered the image using Arnold for Maya by Solid Angle. A more technical breakdown of the process can be found in this tutorial.
The album can be ordered here:
CD and 12″ Vinyl: http://po.st/KBOPFB
While I appreciate the functionality of the new Hotkey Editor in Maya 2016, I feel it could be improved. My main bugbears with it are:
- It takes far too long to open, much like the new Hypershade window.
- Its far too large and cannot even fit on my screen at lower resolutions.
- It cannot be resized.
- Changing the ‘Search By’ menu loses your hotkey so you have to add it again.
- No option to change a hotkey when creating a new Runtime Command (have to search for it afterwards).
- Can’t save settings for the window itself, so I have to keep changing the ‘Search by’ to Hotkeys every and ‘Keyboard’ to ‘Runtime Commands’ every time I use it.
- Im also getting lots of issues with having to press keys twice to get them to work (a conflict somewhere), but that’s another issue.
- It has a super ugly pop up window after saving a Runtime Command that has to be clicked on, which is almost as annoying as this window that I seem to see every time I open a scene and that interrupts everything.
Anyway I mocked up a couple of ways to improve the look and feel of the window. Rant over 🙂
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