Tag Archive: maya

His Divine Shadow

Reference

Zbrush Model

Renders

Sketchfab

Skyrim Character 3D Print

Reference

Sculpt

camulus_model

Print

Comparison

Reference, 3D model and 3d print

So Ive spent a shocking amount of time today trying to import some NURBS curves from Maya 2015 into Maya 2008.

I started a project on my work machine and want to continue at home with my older version.  And of course, Maya is having none of it.  I exported & imported the curves in every damn format that suposedly supports them to no avail.  In desperation I tried Maya’s own .mb format knowing full well there is ZERO backward compatibility, and it didnt work.

error

Then a highly cynical thought occured. Is the reason for the import error actually due to an unrectifiable technical problem? Or a pathetic attempt to force people to fork out another couple of grand for latest version. Frankly the newer versions rarely have useful new features and generally are just cosmetic changes like a tweaked UI. Hence why I’ve stuck with 2008.

So! I exported the file as Maya Ascii and opened it in notepad++. And there at the top was the version number… Could it be that easy? I changed the version date to 2008, tried an import AND… it worked………….

notepad

Success

success

Seriously, screw you autodesk.

Zeta Reticulans

alieng30

Out of all the illustrations and descriptions of the typical ‘grey’ alien archetype, this particular image has fascinated me for years.  There’s something about the head shape and features that looks so creepy.  Its familiar and humanoid in some ways, yet very strange and alien in others.

Sculpt & Polypaint

Final Render

zeta.1

Character Emotions

Maya (mental ray)

characteremotions_mr

UT3

Character Emotions (ut3)

Lord Zedd

Project

One of the coolest bad guys ever! Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers…

Reference

Not much to go off other than low quality vidcaps.

Final Renders