Saturday, April 5, 2008

Resurfacing a mesh in Maya

In this video we will take a look at how we can take a model from ZBrush, export this out as an OBJ, bring that into Maya and resurface that mesh. (3D tracing) This will give us good edge flow an topological layout for our model. We can then use this video (Click Here To Watch) to learn how to capture all the detail and color from our original sculpt.

Peace - NickZ. :)

10 comments:

Tim Elliot said...

Thank you for such a great tutorial. I learned a lot of techniques from this.

One thing I do for transparency, is setting the time-slider to show frames 1 - 10, then setting a key on transparency full at frame 1 and off at frame 10. It's seconds to set up and convenient using Maya's own time-line slider.

antony said...

sir its so kind of u to share ur knowledge and workflow. u r a great artist!. sir can u please put a torrent link or rapidshare for this resurfacing a mesh in maya file coz i need it desperetely. because many of us have bandwidth issues with veoh . so please a torrent link for this video!

thanks

Dave said...

HI, firstly thank you so much for sharing your valuable knowledge its so generous of you.

Id really like to see the rest of this resurfacing in maya video tutorial if possible, are there more parts as it stops after you have imported the OBJ into maya ?

Id love to see the actual process of resurfacing. many many thanks,

NickZ. said...

Dave, If you have the veho video player I think you can see the entire video. If not then try this link and see if you can download the video: https://acrobat.com/#d=JNOE-tWu5TVDBoqaFBLV1A

NickZ. said...

I changed the video out to use the VIMEO we player instead. Should be able to see the full video here now.

Dave said...

Hey Nick, Thanks for your quick reply and great vid, brilliant! is it possible to watch the timelapse bit anywhere on your site, where you resurface the rest of the model.

again thanks alot Ive only just come across your site and work, and it will be great help and inspiration. Dave Mattock

Daniel Jay said...

Thanks so much for this. It's extremely helpful. I can't believe I've been using Maya for so long without knowing how to do this.

Matt "Chief" Flesher said...

Great video. Where can I get the script bits you mention?

CTBRAM said...

Thanks for this tutorial and I am very glad I stumbled onto your blog site. I have one question though...The 2 scripts you described to automate the process of setting up the models and the slider to control the transparency do not seem to be on the page. Could you post a link to them for me please?

NickZ. said...

Take a look at the comments on this post of mine:

http://nickzucc.blogspot.com/2012/02/resurfacing-in-maya-set-up-process.html