SIGGRAPH Series – Part 01 – ‘Fast and Deep Deformation Approximations’

The SIGGRAPH series is here. You have cast your votes, now I’m publishing four short videos (and support material) on the papers you have found most interesting. I’ll publish this videos bi-weekly. The first one is on the paper ‘Fast and Deep Deformation Approximations’ by Bailey et al. Hope you …

‘Fast and Deep Deformation Approximations’ Implementation

In the first installment of the SIGGRAPH Series, I have shown you how the FDDA model works. Now it is time for you to implement it yourself in Maya. 3D animated characters in feature films use sophisticated rigs with complex deformations that can be computationally intensive. The authors of the …

How to solve binary compatibility problems with Python Machine Learning Frameworks and 3D software like Maya

Many Machine Learning libraries support a Python interface. Many DCC applications support Python. But you will often find that these DCC applications and software libraries don’t have binary compatibility. Here is how to solve this problem in Maya for Windows.

What in the world is a Neural Network? And what can it do for me?

In short Neural Networks can learn patterns from data. That lets you program tasks that are easy for a person/expert to do but are hard for such people to explain how they’ve done it. Like, face recognition, for example. What good are they for 3D animation?