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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hamish McKenzie is awesome and why you should care...

"Hamish McKenzie is awesome." - Morphy - in the year of our Lord two thousand and ten

zooShots is a set of scripts I see in the tool box of almost every rigger I know. For those of you who don't know, it is an amazing collection of scripts that a very generous guy by the name of Hamish McKenzie made available years ago and contains scripts that I use every single day I'm in Maya. This morning as I was working through my rss aggregator, I noticed a post by him looking for some help on some residency issues for becoming a U.S. resident.

I don't know Hamish personally but his generosity in sharing his scripts definitely played a part in shaping my own "let's share cg knowlege world view" that helped begat Morphy whom so many of you are coming to my site to find out about. Since you're already here I thought I might send your peepers his way.

So if you use zooToolBox or any other scripts therein in your professional work, let him know. If you don't, I highly recommend you take a look. There's some really awesome tools in there, some of which I've still not scratched the surface on.

And I promise I'll get to the morphing vid as soon as I possibly can.

3 comments:

Krzysztof Boyoko said...
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Krzysztof Boyoko said...

Thank you for your quick reply about my suggestion in your previous post( about the mouth range of movement )

Here is a screen grab of a full smile and frown http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5922451/Smile%20-%20Frown.jpg

I think that these expressions are great for a realistic style of animation, but for a more cartoony one it would be interesting to push those even more, especially with the smile when trying to get like a crazy cartoony laugh. Hope that makes sense.

Thanks again for all your time and effort :)

Josh said...

Krysztof,

Please email me for continuing the discussion. You can find my email on the contact page. Looks like you're getting full shapes so we can rule out a bug issue in your case. I'm having trouble seeing how much further you'd want them pushed as I really can't see wanting to push past what's there. So guess I need some help seeing what you want. If you can put Morphy in the biggest smile you can manage and then do me a drawover of how much further you'd like that to go. Again, please email me:)

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