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Rotate Mode Hotkey for Maya

A few months ago I posted this code snippet to automate switching between move axis settings in Maya. I also find myself switching between local and gimbal rotation modes a lot.. especially when working between IK/FK controllers. SO… here is

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Move Axis Hotkey for Maya

I have┬áthis small snippet of code (MEL) to make changing the Move tool’s axis from ‘World’ to ‘Local’ quicker. It’s best used by setting it as a hotkey under ‘Hotkey Editor’ – I use the ‘M’ key. It’s so much

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For all Maya animators who have a lot of lag after updating

Recently I upgraded to Maya 2014 on a mac and now have lagging problems. I thought initially it must be my computer even though it ran fine before. However today I learned that it is a bug with Maya and

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Useful things for an animator in Maya

So I’ve been using Maya quite a bit in the past two years. 3D animation can be hard so I thought I’d give a quick list of things I recommend. Some are scripts and some are just useful things within

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David Talloy Thomas

Greetings! I'm David Thomas, a 3D animator from the UK. Now I live and work as an animator in Paris. I'll use this blog from time to time to as a sketchbook and talk about animation or what I'm up to. Check out my showreel if you've got a minute and drop me a comment or message if you want to chat! student