November 18, 2017

1. The power of loop

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living and above all, those who live without loop” - Albus Dumbledood

Finally, we hit a chapter that allow us to make a powerful script. First, don’t get too excited. Let us examine what looping is and why it is...

November 6, 2017

1. What is a variable?

To understand what is a variable, I believe it’s good to know why do we need one in the first place. 

Let’s get back to Mike, the robot. Let say that this is my instruction list for Mike:

- pick up a flower

- smell the flower

- put a flower on your he...

October 29, 2017

1. Command

1.1 What is a command?

Command is basically the vocabulary of a programming language. It is a simple, direct instruction with a particular function. For example, in Maya script editor type in and run

polySphere;

lo and behold, a sphere appears.

As you might have...

October 25, 2017

0. How to approach these tutorials

For the most part of my tutorial, I will try to explain different programming concepts in laymen terms as well as using real life scenarios as example to make these concepts easier to digest. Of course, by doing so, it's hard not to ov...

October 25, 2017

Hey y'all, welcome to my series of tutorials on Maya scripting.

I always think that scripting is amongst the most powerful skills you can have as a CG artist. Scripting allows you to automate lots of tedious processes, make your own tools and pipelines, thus significant...

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