Monday, April 25, 2011

new script idear

so i'm adding another animation tool to my check-list. I'm not going to reveal exactly what it does yet...but i couldn't find any documentation on the whole internet! or maybe I just a bad googler. here's a hint - "displayRGBColor -c ;" keep an eye out for that as I'm a lot more interested in starting that one then continuing on with the SnapKey alterations. A new goal I'm practicing along with my list of thousands is the art of meditation.

no good images for inspiration or zen.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Snap Previous Keyframe Value V.2

Tool Name: Previous Keyframe Value Snap
Author: M. Tyler Heckman
Date: 04/13/11
Version: 2.0

proc prevKeyValue()
string $animCurves[] = `keyframe -q -name`;
float $selectTimes[];
float $selectValues[] = `keyframe -q -sl -valueChange`;
float $allTimes[];
float $snapValues[];
float $valueHolder[];
int $keyCount[];
int $keyCountSum = 0;

// stores first selected keys value of each curve

for ( $i = 0; $i < `size $animCurves`; $i++ )
$keyCount[$i] = `keyframe -q -sl -keyframeCount $animCurves[$i]`;

if($keyCountSum == 0)
$snapValues[$i] = $selectValues[($keyCount[$i] - $keyCount[$i])];
$keyCountSum = $keyCountSum + $keyCount[$i];
$snapValues[$i] = $selectValues[$keyCountSum];
$keyCountSum = $keyCountSum + $keyCount[$i];

$allTimes = `keyframe -q -timeChange $animCurves[$i]`;
$selectTimes = `keyframe -q -sl -timeChange $animCurves[$i]`;

//snaps all selected keys per curve to their respected first selected key value

for ( $b = 0; $b < `size $allTimes`; $b++ )
for ( $a = 0; $a < `size $selectTimes`; $a++ )
if ( ( $allTimes[$b] == $selectTimes[$a] ))
keyframe -e -index $b -valueChange $snapValues[$i] $animCurves[$i];

keyTangent -inTangentType flat -outTangentType flat -t $selectTimes[$a] $animCurves[$i];


clear $allTimes;
clear $selectTimes;




Meindbender. Because they are just that good.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is here

Uncharted 2 came in the mail today. Got a snail mail (classy) and email from "The Academy" letting me know my film, pork 'n bones was selected into semi finals of the student academy awards. highly doubt it will go an further, but hey, at least I know that their letterhead is cool!! I wonder is they use the same one for the celebrities mailboxes.

I am rolling out version 2 of my previousKeyValue script.... you can read a previous post about the inception and future of this tool.

big addition to the tool is now you can select multiple curves' keys and they will all snap to their respective first selected key's value!! Give it a test drive and let me know how it works in the comments. Haven't made it's counter tool which snaps to the last keyframe selected's value. that'll come in time. for now if you need you can use the single curve at a time script for that( in an earlier post). Oh shew - I left that script at work. Well i'll post it tomorrow so look for it.

Here's an artist's concept art with a little breakdown of her process. I forgot her? name. Do'h! but i do oh so admire her/his/its talent.


no links today. Soddy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

busy but not

These days i've been very busy as well as keeping a list of new goals. I've began drafting out my spring and summer weekends which are full through july already. What needs to cahnge is that though i've been busy im not using my "free time" as efficiently as I could. A kick i've been on recently that i reccomend to anyone who works and can listen to music at the same time are audiobooks and podcasts. As much as I love music, there are days and weeks where I feel like listening to someone talk rather than tunes. It's a more efficient use of your time as well. So say goodbye to the excuses "i don't have time to read books" or "i don't enjoy reading" or " i've never read the book *insert classic* but i really should before i'm 30", because audiobooks allow you to multitask like never before ( unless you're a girl, then you were born naturally gifted to multitask) .
It's been maybe 2-3 weeks and i've knocked down 3 books. 3 books i would have never read/reread/remembered. This week though I'm taking a break and am back into my oldies tunes and nico's playlists he provides. god bless half rez.

thinking about what i can add to this blog...any thoughts? what would you like to see more of? I should start throwing up some more art right??


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