Simple Ambient Occlusion in Maya

I always forget how to do a simple AO when working with Maya, so here is a small guide for myself. Open Maya model. Go to Render in the Layer Editor. Press Create New Layer and Assign Selected Objects. Press the new Layer 1. Go back to Attribute Editor and press on the Layer 1 … 

 

Setting up wifi on Raspberry Pi

Mostly just a note for myself, on how to setup wifi on a raspberry pi using a wifi dongle. sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces Write: auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid “network name” wpa-psk “password” Press: ctrl+x y enter

 

Setup Node.js and Ghost on a Raspberry Pi server

Setup Node.js and Ghost on a Raspberry Pi server After using Rapidweaver for years I got fed up with the bad blog plugins. The look of the published posts was bad and the editor was not fun to work with. Rapidweaver is by no means a bad piece of software, it is by far my … 

 

Kinect and oF

The Kinect is a very easy way to use image processing to track body movements. It uses a webcam and an infrared sensor to measure the distance and then it creates a skeleton using biological movement tracking. I am using openFrameworks and ofxOpenNI to track hand movements and then use these movements to control various … 

 

Photoshop Scripting

You probably know the feeling; you are at work and are doing the same task over and over again. My main task the last few days have been exporting tif files from a database, checking if they are RGB or Grayscale and then converting them to Bitmap, and importing them back into the database. This … 

 

Launchpad and oF: Button control

After my last post I was not completely sure how I would proceed with my coding. To get button press registered I needed to go into the addon code and change the low-level behavior of the button. This was not optimal at all but I found a solution. I don’t really mind changing the code … 

 

Launchpad and oF: Setup

The Launchpad comes with some default software to control the sound and colors. But what kind of fun is that! Using openFrameworks and ofxLaunchpad I am going to try and see if it is possible to change sound and color using c++ and just the buttons on the Launchpad. The idea is to use ofxLaunchpad … 

 

Invisible background shader in Maya

Sometimes the default useBackground shader in Maya is just not good enough. To fix this we can make our own shader that will work a lot better and support colored shadows. In this post we are going to make a new shader and call it shadowCatcher. On the image above, three different shaders are used. … 

 

Migrating to Markdown

I’ve switched from Rapidweaver to WordPress and will be migrating a lot of my posts from to markdown over the next weeks. Links to old posts will be broken.