Archive for November, 2008

Tips to painting weights/rigging in Maya

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

1) Just as a general rigging rule - if you have an area of lots of deformation - make sure there are at least 3 edge loops at the area of deformation. The first edge loop will be 100% (or a little less) of one joint, the second loop will be 50% of both joints, [...]

Stuck on repeat

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I’ve recently noticed that I have a hard time letting go of tunes. I’ve gone to sleep and woken up playing the same song (and section) in my head. I’ll hear it in my dreams….when I shower…..all day long. I couldn’t figure out why it happens only at certain times with certain songs.
I finally figured [...]

Detroit Rock City got a Noise Violation

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

It’s looking pretty grim in Detroit these days. The rumble of “bailout” is beginning to be drummed again. It’s like a tidal wave: a huge wave of destruction, a deceiving lull in the action and receding of waters, only to be followed by an even bigger wave that leaves the curious and “brave” [...]

What happens when you move to Alaska

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Me: Thought you were sleepy you nerd
Lauren: I was. However, sleep and I arent’ friends.
Me: Ha
Lauren: I dream of polar bear attacks!!!!

Why smart people

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Why smart people fail are unhappy and why people dont like smart people. Three great articles that say exactly how I feel sometimes, and explains just what I do to avoid the pitfalls of being smart.
It’s amazing how he describes certain situations that I have experienced. I thought I was all alone!