Author Archives: tohailey

Absolute Darkness – gets a publisher.

2018 is already shaping up to be something interesting. Snow days in Savannah. New class to teach this quarter: Programming for Visual Effects at the graduate level. I’m super excited because I get to code…lots…and since I finished Rig it … Continue reading

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Rig it Right – Done in December !

Well. I’m ahead of schedule. Every book—I get antsy, push and then end up finishing months early. All chapters have been rewritten with the images redone. Now, I can spend some time testing and making sure I’ve not left in … Continue reading

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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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