Monday, December 31, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 31/12/2012



Your final festive-themed CGAA Speed Paint Challenge of the holidays is...

'A Steampunk Christmas'

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - 'Sugar Plum Scary, Ice Castle & Jules Verne'


An anthology of the CGAA Speed Paintings produced over the last 3 days, beginning with...

'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Scary'







'The Ice Castle Of The Yeti-King'










'A Very Jules Verne Christmas'

Jojo



Maya 2013 timeline scrub crashing

I've found that when I scrub on my timeline, after haven done some animation, maya crashes.

Does anyone know why or how to prevent it?

FAO CGAA Year 1: Your 'Space & Environment' Proformas Have Been Sent To Your Ucreative Accounts



Your Space & Environment assessment proformas have been sent to your ucreative email accounts. If yours hasn't arrived, drop me an email and I'll resend.

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 29/12/2012


Today's CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'A Very Jules Verne Christmas'

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tilt shift photos - free resource!

I recently saw some really great 'minature-style' photos like these and have been looking at ways to create them without special lenses. I have been looking at using Photoshop to get this effect, but today I found this which proves to be an easy way to alter your photos....

http://tiltshiftmaker.com/

Have fun! :)

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 28/12/2012



Today's CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'The Ice Castle of the Yeti-King'*

I'll be internetless until the evening of the 29th, so I'll showcase yesterday/today's paintings tomorrow!  'Be Amazing!' :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 27/12/2012



Today's CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Scary'*

I'll be internetless until the evening of the 29th, so I'll showcase today's/tomorrow's paintings then! Let's make it a bumper edition.  Looking forward to it!

Latest Feng Zhu Digital Painting Tutorial - in Real Time!





Episode 60 from Feng Zhu - a demonstration of digital painting-  in real time.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - 'The Dormitory For Weary Elves'


Courtesy of Joey Ku - a single 'Dormitory For Weary Elves' - today's CGAA Speed Paint Challenge.  Looks to me as if it's not just the elves who are feeling a bit lethargic...




... still, the themes will keep coming this side of the New Year, so shake off those post-present blues and let's see some brand new digital paintings on here pronto! :)

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 26/12/2012



Your Boxing Day CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'The Dormitory For Weary Elves...' 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - 'A Coral Reef Christmas'


Courtesy of Sam Niemczyk  - today's CGAA Speed Paint Challenge on a theme of 'A Coral Reef Christmas'... Gorgeous!







Another theme goes live tomorrow - for anyone looking for a few creative minutes not spent in front of the television or stuffing their faces...

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 25/12/2012


Okay, this CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is only if you're bored on Christmas Day, perhaps waiting for Doctor Who or hiding in your room from flatulent grandparents or similar... and today's theme is:

'A Coral Reef Christmas...'

Merry Christmas 2012!



Wishing all of you a very Happy Christmas!  Eat, drink and be merry!

Monday, December 24, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - 'Exclusive! Santa's System For Simultaneous Present Delivery Revealed!



Today's Christmas Eve Speed Paints on a theme of 'Exclusive! Santa's System For Simultaneous Present Delivery Revealed!








CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 24/12/2012



Your Christmas Eve CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'Exclusive! Santa's System For Simultaneous Present Delivery Revealed!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - 'Walking In A Winter Wonderland'

 Today's speed paintings from the CGAA community on a theme of 'Walking In A Winter Wonderland'...






















Same time, same place for tomorrow's all-new CGAA Speed Paint Challenge!

@Alan

Hi Alan, I changed the IK settings to RP solver but am still having the same issue :(

Emma

@Alan Strange Leg IK Handle

Hi Alan, I'm trying to finish off the maya character tutorials with all the rigging parts but when I try and create an IK handle from the hip joint to the ankle joint like in the tutorial something strange happens which results in the knee joint snapping back to be in line with the hip and ankle joints. I've never had this happen before so I'm really not sure what's happened there.

Leg joints fine before trying to add IK handle.

Result from adding IK handle.

Is this a problem and if so do you have any ideas on how to fix it?
Thanks!
Emma

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 23/12/2012


Your Sunday CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'Walking In A Winter Wonderland...'

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - ''What Happened Next When The CGAA Intern Pulled The Wrong Lever In Santa's State-of-the-Art Toy Factory...'

Tonight's showcase of today's CGAA Speed Paint Challenge in answer to the question... 'What Happened Next When The CGAA Intern Pulled The Wrong Lever In Santa's State-of-the-Art Toy Factory...'




Simon H


Jojo



Kadeem




Photoshop Phil



Another day, another CGAA Speed Paint Challenge!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blendshape help please!


Hello, I hope everyone is having a great xmas break.

Im having a blendshape problem at the moment. I need to add an extra blendshape to an already rigged and skinned model but whenever I do, the new blendshape seems to unparent itself from the rig.


I then thought this maybe this is an input order issue as the blendshape is above the skin clusters therefore it is not being affected by the rig, but I can't seem to move the blendshape input underneath the skin clusters one. When I try this error appears:

// Warning: comparison:CRANE_MODEL_skinCluster1 is not deforming comparison:CRANE_MODEL_polySurfaceShape2Deformed.


 Is there anyway at all I can add a new blendshape without re skinning the rig? any feedback would be great :)


CGAA Speed Paint Challenge 22/12/2012


Your Saturday CGAA Speed Paint Challenge is...

'What Happened Next When The CGAA Intern Pulled The Wrong Lever In Santa's State-of-the-Art Toy Factory...'

Friday, December 21, 2012

CGAA Speed Paint Challenge - 'When Good Toys Turn Bad'

The festive season takes a detour to the dark side... Today's CGAA Speed Paints in response to 'When Good Toys Turn Bad...'




















 
















Until tomorrow!