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Rig it Right – November update

Trucking along and only four chapters to go. Then a final tech check before I turn the manuscript in.  Chapter 14 is all about eyes, blinks and smiles. There weren’t too many surprises in this chapter—until I tried to use … Continue reading

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Companion Data & Hardback?

Couple of brief updates concerning the first edition of Rig it Right: I received a message that the chapter material for the first edition was no longer downloadable from the publisher’s website. Here is a backup copy: https://employeepages.scad.edu/~tohailey/RigItRight_CD1/Chapter_Material_1stEd.zip   Focal has … Continue reading

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Rig it Right – Progress in October!

I managed to stay ahead in October. Excellent progress.  In fact, I lost track of how many chapters I wrote. Let’s see – 9, 10, 11, 12. Though I finished 12 tonight on Novel November 1st, and started chapter 13. … Continue reading

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Rig it Right – ahead of schedule in September

How did that happen? I was behind in August so that my monthly quota spilled over into September and this month I caught up with a few days to spare. Yipee!!!  Starting to enjoy the book more now. I suppose … Continue reading

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Rig it Right – August update…in September.

Chapter five and six completed–including images. Rewriting the chapters slowed a bit as I explored the newer blendshape methods and tested skinning. Chapter five covers joints and utilizes a puppet character to cover interactive skinning. The rule covered:  #6. Happy … Continue reading

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Rig it Right – July update

On vacation this week and finishing up this month’s quota from the front porch today. The writing went much better this month. Two chapters (and images) complete. I finally conquered a workflow issue I had in Maya that was frustrating … Continue reading

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Rig it Right – June update.

Intro, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 complete: text and updated pictures.  I’m loving the node editor (which came out just after the first edition was published.)  Looking forward to putting that in all the upcoming chapters.   The chapters are … Continue reading

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