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Get to know: Gracie Arenas Strittmatter – Technical Art Director at BioWare and SIGGRAPH 2019 Real-Time Live! Chair

Let’s get started, a question we like to ask first is how you found your way into tech and animation!  Ever since I can remember, I have loved creating and tinkering with things. I’m glad that my parents encouraged this and supported my participation in activities like summer art and engineering programs when I was […]

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Free Maya API training eBook

Free Compile plugins for Maya eBook Check out this free eBook guide Making Plugins for Maya from our API mentor Marco where you will learn how to build the  tcHarmonciDefomer from the https://www.toolchefs.com/and the open source “Dem Bones” skinning decomposition tool from EA (The source research for tools like including Hans Godard’s skinning converter, Autodesk Maya’s bake deformer, or SideFX […]

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The Rigging Buddies Podcast #9: Exotools with Tim Naylor and Andrea Maiolo – YouTube

Long time friends and early supporters of Rigging Dojo and of training many artists in the community and creators of the first bi-direction constrain system (Also thanks for the shout out to Rigging Dojo Co-Founder Brad @ https://youtu.be/aHZI8lmdvY0?t=2352 (39:12) ) Check out their consulting services and tools over at http://www.exotools.net/index.html https://twitter.com/ExoTools … and you can […]

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Introducing Maya 2020 Rigging Features

New rigging features to note, we are putting notes that might get overlooked here from the 2020 Maya Docs so people can focus on just the rigging updates. Cached Playback whitepaper: For riggers, TDs, and plug-in authors who want to understand the Cached Playback architecture so they can benefit from recent performance enhancements in Maya, […]

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Why do I need a Mentor?

Are you better off without a mentor or coach? Do you know who Toni Nadal is? He is the Uncle and Coach of Rafael Nadal, the famed tennis player. Rafael has won over 50 tournaments and an Olympic gold medal. He has made 60 million dollars in professional tennis. Ronda Rousey, arguably the best fighter […]