PyCharm Setup with Maya

  I’ve been using PyCharm of a bit now and I have to say hands down it’s by far the one of the best IDE’s for Python Dev work. Wing is really good too and the debugging is pretty strong as well but with the latest PyCharm 4.5, remote debugging with Maya is fantastic. I’ve…


snolan 2.0

[Cough, Cough] Is this thing still on? Hi! Miss me? It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted on this site. I spent a few hours today dusting and sweeping the website folders. Man there was a lot of old stuff in here. I thought I’d slap on some new paint and rearrange a…


Copy/Transfer Skin Weight

This is a short tutorial that will show how to take skin weights from one mesh to another mesh.You’ve worked on weighting a mesh but the uv’s are bad. You have a mesh now that has good uv’s and need to now get the weight from the bad mesh to the good mesh. This will…


Nudge

Been awhile since I’ve posted anything. So I added a new script to the melscripts section. Nudge is a useful script for fine tuning your skinning. Usage: Select one or more vertices to populate influence list. Set amount you want to nudge. Select which influence you want the vertice to nudge to. Popup menu in…


Skin weights exporting

Been awhile since I wrote anything Maya related so I thought I’d do a brain dump. So right now I’m working in Maya at work for a short time. Get to work on a previz rig that has to be built from the ground up with a build system. Now I’ve written build systems and…


IK FK Arm Setup Tutorial

—>. VIDEO LINK. <— Below is a direct link to download if you have issues viewing on your browser File size (218 mb) Rt click -> save as… http://snolan.net/blog/ikfkArmSetup/ikfkArmSetup.swf A 45 min comprehensive tutorial on how to setup an ik/fk arm How to avoid some pit falls with building an ik fk setup Building simple…


More Maya Python fun This is in addition to what I said below but I found a little better interactive shell that ships with wxPython called PyCrust. Go to http://wxpython.org/download.php and download the win32-ansi for Python 2.5 and the “docs and demos” too. This will get you the PyCrust. Just let everything install in default…


Maya and Python development Not sure if many people are aware of this but it is possible to develop python scripts in Maya without having Maya open and interact with Maya. Wait…what? Yea, you can interact with Maya without having the Maya interface open. Think of it as Maya in command-line mode. But to get…


I need to be Normal! Not me, a vertexFace. I ran into an issue last week where an artist had made user defined normals and when I began to skin the character the normals got whacked. So I needed an easy way to transfer normals from one model to another. I searched around and was…


jEdit Rocks! I’ve been searching for some time a good text editor for scripting in MEL with good syntax highlighting and other useful features. I’ve used Mel Studio in the past both the free version and the Pro. However, the Pro is a tad expensive ($112) for not really that much more in features vs….