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Free Maya Video Tutorials

Post by Rixeh » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:17 pm

Well, I figured I can't just leave us Maya people in the dark while 3DS users get all the goodies. 8) Here's my attempt at making some training vids!

This 1st series will deal with how to rig, weight, and export a character with animations into Ogre. I've made it general enough that it works as a Maya training vid more than anything. If you don't know how to rig characters, I'll show you. ;)

Lesson 1 - Create Skeleton (216MB, ~34 Mins)
Lesson 2 - Weighting with Smooth Bind (199MB, 39 Mins)
Lesson 3 - Controllers (55MB, 16 Mins)
Lesson 4 - Exporting to Ogre (13MB, ~8 mins)

They are encoded with XVid. I'm hosting them on my site ATM, but with 15GB monthly bandwidth, I'll probably have to move them to BitTorrent. Links will update if they need to be.

Hope you like them!

*Edits: Finished all the vids, enjoy. :) *

MIRRORS:

http://www.loisdesplat.com/maya/Lesson1 ... eleton.rar
http://www.loisdesplat.com/maya/Lesson2-Weighting.rar
http://www.loisdesplat.com/maya/Lesson3-Controllers.rar
http://www.loisdesplat.com/maya/Lesson4-Exporting.rar
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Post by joi » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:22 pm

Awesome dude! Moving to bittorrent is a good idea!

I didnt watched the videos, but i will for sure when i get home, will post my thoughts. I love VTM's! They are the best way to learn stuff... audio and video... a dream. :)
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Post by Rixeh » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:11 pm

Thanks joi, I know you use maya a fair bit too so rigging might not be new to ya, but maybe there's some hints people can pick up anyway. ;)

*Waiting for sticky 8) *
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Post by Joshua » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:53 pm

I checked them both out and I have to say good work. :wink:

One minor note that sort of bugged me is when you mirrored over the skeleton in the first video. You mention that it "unfortunately" reverses the joint orientations on the model's right side as if it were something to be corrected. This actually simplifies a lot of animation tasks down the line, so it's a good idea to leave them reversed. Other than that small annoyance, we were very pleased and I think novices could gain a lot from them so far. :wink:
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Post by Rixeh » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:59 pm

Should've put in a disclaimer like "these techniques work for me, but there are tons of ways to do this stuff". ;) I've never found a use for the mirrored rotations, in fact I find em to be nothing but a pain when I start adding orient constraints. 8)
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Post by Mayamuppen » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:01 am

The download links are dead. Was there a torrent file created? I really need to look at those films please :)

Please make them availble again.

/Mayamuppen
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Post by Joshua » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:30 pm

I was also curious how 3 and 4 turned out. :D
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Post by Rixeh » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:48 am

Hmm sorry all, my bandwidth was almost at the limit for the month. I'll put em up again on the asap. :)
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Post by DrPain » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:04 pm

I've got some spare bandwidth if you'd like a mirror.
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Post by Snuttan » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:47 am

Seems that tutotial 2 is down now but none of the others....care to share?
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Post by Rixeh » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:07 am

Hey Dr, that'd be sweet if you want to mirror these things. Ive got 15G/month on my webhost account, but I have to basically cut these files at ~14.5 so my email/website still works for the rest of the month. ;)
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Post by me0wster » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:22 am

Just wondering..

Where is lesson 3 and lesson 4?
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Lesson four? Anyone have the exporter portion of the video?

Post by riverrat7 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:21 am

The link for vid 3 and 4 is down.
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Post by jacmoe » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:32 am

No, they're not down. They're of zero size.
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Post by vinhk » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:46 pm

btw, lesson 2 file size is not correct, only 140mb.
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Post by Macrobber » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:03 pm

Any word on Lesson 3 and 4? They sure would be useful...or if there is another miror for the 3 and 4th one that would rock as well :) ;)
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Post by Macrobber » Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:15 am

That may be what vinhk was talking about, but the lesson two is also scrapped. I get a CRC error when I attempt to unpack it...so only video 1 is accessable ATM.
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Post by DrPain » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:32 pm

Sorry everyone. I don't know what happened to those files.
My ISP recently moved my domain to a different server, so perhaps
they got hosed in the move. I've submitted a support ticket to see
if they have a backup they can restore.

I don't have those files locally anymore. Does anyone else have them available?
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Post by Macrobber » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:47 pm

Just my opinion, but I am not sure we should have a sticky for this anymore as new users might be looking for this; but it does not exist.
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Post by jacmoe » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:51 pm

You have a point. Un-stickied.
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Post by nickgravelyn » Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:01 am

I can mirror 3 and 4 if you get me them. I only have 500mb of storage on my site, but 3 and 4 aren't that big. It wouldn't be any problem.

Also, if you do create a torrent (which I'd suggest one for each video, not as a collective group) I'd be more than happy to seed it.

Hopefully these videos get back up soon. I'd like to watch them all.
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Post by Rixeh » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:47 am

Hey everyone! Sorry about all this, I've been taking a long break from anything PCs and Animation so I didn't catch this earlier. I'm re-upping all 4 video .RARs right now (to the original links) so they should be available soon.

Hope they're still of use to everyone, I'm planning on getting back into the 3D scene again soon -- so maybe more videos will appear. ;)

Seeya all

*Edit* Feel free to BitTorrent/mirror them also. My limit is still 15Gigs, and when it gets close to 14.8 I shut it down so my Emails etc still work for the rest of the month. ;) *
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Post by Lodes » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:08 am

Mirrored, I allocated 500 GB of bandwidth for it. It is with some other stuff but that only takes about 20GB a month of bandwidth so that leaves 480 for this :)

Lesson 1 - Create Skeleton (216MB, ~34 Mins)
Lesson 2 - Weighting with Smooth Bind (199MB, 39 Mins)
Lesson 3 - Controllers (55MB, 16 Mins)
Lesson 4 - Exporting to Ogre (13MB, ~8 mins)

I'll leave it on until I run out of disk space. But I am only using about 10 gigs out of ~60 so no worries there for a while :)
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Post by jacmoe » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:23 am

Awesome! /* stickied again */ :)
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