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by mattmos
05 Sep 2017, 23:34
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 68
Views: 1347

Re: Update to phpBB 3.2.1

Well done chaps, feared this was going the way of xsibase ;)

Congrats on the new look and feel, very nice!
by mattmos
25 Jul 2017, 16:06
Forum: News
Topic: Maya 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Maya 2018

They've fixed a lot of bugs, but its stuff that shouldn't have been broken in the first place, so yeah, underwhelmed...
by mattmos
04 Jul 2017, 10:23
Forum: Finished Work
Topic: Great work done with Softimage
Replies: 319
Views: 93251

Re: Great work done with Softimage

A new Glassworks ad with rigging by Pooby, awesome work chaps!

by mattmos
09 May 2017, 19:04
Forum: News
Topic: Arnold to go rental-only
Replies: 34
Views: 2359

Re: Arnold to go rental-only

Are those dollar figures accurate?

Vray is £320 rental per year or £50 per month in the UK. But a perm lic is £650, or perm lic with 10 rendernodes for £1750.

11 arnold subs for just one year would be £6050!
by mattmos
04 May 2017, 16:24
Forum: Modeling
Topic: How to replace a geometry? (no reference model)
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: How to replace a geometry? (no reference model)

Didn't think that would work either. Awesome!
by mattmos
04 May 2017, 15:53
Forum: Modeling
Topic: How to replace a geometry? (no reference model)
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: How to replace a geometry? (no reference model)

I don't think so, though you could create geo via ICE and input diff vertex data there.
by mattmos
23 Apr 2017, 23:12
Forum: News
Topic: Modo 11 with subscription
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Modo 11 with subscription

Yeah, that's very underwhelming. Had some hope for modo as one possible option but its got a lot of catching up to do.
by mattmos
01 Feb 2017, 13:53
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Houdini to Softimage, animation with UV Alembic
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Houdini to Softimage, animation with UV Alembic

It was released open source and there is a plugin for 2015, so it may work:

http://exocortex.com/blog/exocortex_cra ... pen_source
by mattmos
01 Feb 2017, 13:35
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Houdini to Softimage, animation with UV Alembic
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Houdini to Softimage, animation with UV Alembic

Have you tried using crate to import the alembic?
by mattmos
23 Jan 2017, 16:53
Forum: Rigging & Face Robot
Topic: Creating synoptic view in HTML editor?
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Creating synoptic view in HTML editor?

I once stumbled upon a video that went over this but I think that video was made private on youtube. I'm using the Mod Tool 7.5 version and I find out that saving synoptic views is disabled although you can create them and open them. I would like to know if anyone has any info on making a synoptic ...
by mattmos
12 Nov 2016, 17:39
Forum: Rigging & Face Robot
Topic: Removing zero weight deformers from an envelope
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Removing zero weight deformers from an envelope

Also, check the utilities that come with gear - there are a bunch of invaluable weight related commands including 'prune weights'.
by mattmos
17 Oct 2016, 18:36
Forum: Announcements
Topic: rray.de offline version download
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: rray.de offline version download

Thank you very much! And thanks for the awesome resource, still my number one go to site when looking for compounds and addons. Hope it doesn't go offline completely any time soon ;)
by mattmos
25 Aug 2016, 11:34
Forum: Announcements
Topic: aaOcean open sourced...
Replies: 47
Views: 14851

Re: aaOcean open sourced...

Pitcher wrote:Hey Amaan,

Do you have any plans to port aaOcean to Redshift by any chance? Rendering out vector displacement maps takes up a lot of diskspace :)

//Morten
That's the kind of thing that I'd be more than happy to help crowdfund, if Amaan was willing :)
by mattmos
01 Aug 2016, 14:57
Forum: Materials & Shaders
Topic: How to create image based story board /animatic in softimage
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: How to create image based story board /animatic in softimage

Could try using the camera sequencer? Though it probably works better with simple 3d environments, but 2d planes with textures should work as well.

by mattmos
26 Jul 2016, 21:56
Forum: News
Topic: Redshift 2.0
Replies: 12
Views: 1716

Re: Redshift 2.0

Baking works well, saved my skin on a recent project where we were camera projecting background textures, but then had to animate a moving camera past where the projection ended - baked ti out, bit of photoshop to fix the missing areas and worked a treat.
by mattmos
01 Jul 2016, 00:34
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: removing clusters
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: removing clusters

A script would be the quickest way - jscript version here: DeleteObj("model.object.polymsh.cls.P*"); Obviously you need to replace the model and object to reference the object you want to get rid of polygon clusters from - though you could use the * wildcard to delete clusters from all objects under...