Saturday, March 12, 2011

When, where, how can I use Morpheus?

Gotten quite a few emails in the last week or so on Morpheus usage. They're mainly from students but there have been a few commercial queries as well. I tried to be clear in the docs, so I'm not sure if folks just aren't reading it or if I need to clarify. Some insight there would be helpful. (the docs are here). If it's not clear please lemme know.

So I'm gonna try to elaborate some...

  • Crediting - please just credit to Josh Burton and a link to the project website ( where anyone looking can find a full list of contributers. 
  • If you are a student working on school projects (including competitions) or a professional working on personal work - you can pretty much do whatever the heck you like with Morphy so long as the 'would Pixar make this kind of animation' rule has been met. Short film? Go right ahead. Competition? Knock yourself out. Yes, I know that you might win some money. If you do, awesome. There is a place to make a donation should you choose but I'm not asking or requiring anything.
  • If you are a school or competition wanting to point people to the rig - Awesome. Please use the link here -
  • If you are a professional or group of professionals working a commercial project - I've had a few queries on this and haven't come to a solution I'm comfortable with yet. I will say I am not in the least bit open to one time buy out option especially with an exclusive clause. I am open to talking about per project kind of stuff. If you'd like to chat about it, send me an email.
  • If you are someone who doesn't care about permissions or creator's intent - Really doubt if what I say would matter so not gonna bother. If it ever becomes an issue I can worry bout it then.

Sorry again for the lack of posts, been workin long hours on my present gig. Should be comin up for air in early April.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March on Morphy!

Morphy Tip of the Month - Check out this tutorial from Andrea in Italy on how to more easily mod Morpheus' texture. Also,  don't forget to try scaling the hands down a bit for a more feminine look (or even using the finger tapering shapes if you're daring;)
A fun one from Stine who's studying in Denmark. Nice customization work too! Check out the other stuff on the vimeo channel as well...

Don't forget to check progress over on the Morpheus wardrobe project! Lookin pretty cool.

From last month's 11 second club:

Gonna be a crazy busy month with this gig. Don't know how much time I'll have for much else. If I don't respond to you, that would be why. I did finish a pretty cool python function for generating joint chains from lofted surfaces this evening...been coding like crazy the last couple of days as I have a lot of stuff to get rigged this week and doing it modularly will help:)

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