Helios is a Maya utility that will speed up your workflow by allowing you to execute hundreds of commands just by typing them. For FREE!
Helios comes with hundreds of pre-built commands and it supports both Mel and Python. Not only can you create objects, you will also be able to open windows such as the UV Editor or the Outliner or enter any Maya tool (Multi Cut Tool, Create Polygonal Tool…).
Helios comes with some commands which were built specifically to save you time. These commands are not available by default in Maya and are small python scripts that will help you work faster.
Some of the custom commands included are:
You can make Helios yours and custom it to your needs. All the commands are listed in an python dictionary that you can easily edit to change the name of the commands or add yours.
Click here for DOWNLOAD, download instructions and more information.
A thank you note is an important follow-up after a face-to-face interview, even in our media industry. In addition to being a polite acknowledgement to those who interviewed you, a thank you note also gives you one more opportunity to remind them what a stellar candidate they found in you.
Whether you are sending an email or writing a card, the note should reflect upon your goal. First, you want to express your appreciation for the team taking time out of their busy schedules to meet you.
Secondly, if you are really excited about this job, then share that. Gush a bit. Enthusiasm is a soft skill, and it’s compelling in a potential hire. The bigger goal, however, is to be gracious rather than solicitous.
Before putting pen to paper (or hands to keyboard), follow these three steps…
Grab a free account on Bundlestorm and download over 20 Gb of files!
How to activate your account
Once you are inside you can download everything and use it for personal and commercial projects.
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Enroll soon – space is limited. There’s still 8 lectures left in the series, including 3 this week … keep reading to see what’s on deck.
Tuesday August 16th, 2016 at 12:00 pm (PT) with Thavius Beck
Ableton Push 2 Pro User Thavius Beck takes Push to the next level with this 1-Hour Master Class, followed by 30 Minutes of Question & Answer. See how a pro gets the most out of Ableton Push 2 – while you get the most out of this live lecture by asking questions along the way!
Being organized is one of the hardest things for creative people. Whether it’s keeping your desk clean, your car picked up, or leaving time for coffee on the way to a shoot, the struggle is so real.
With all the stresses of video production, it’s no wonder why things sometimes get forgotten, lost, or misplaced. Here’s a couple tips to help you organize your production life and get that next film project flowing smmooothly.
– See more 5 Tips to Help Streamline Your Video Production list here.
ActionVFX, a new stock effects site, is offering 20 smoke plumes, 10 dust waves and 36 real Lens Dirt overlays, all free for commercial use!
ActionVFX is “funded by the VFX Community on Kickstarter.” They have some nice freebies that are indicative of the practical effects they have to offer.
Free Smoke Plumes
Free Lens Dirt
Every Monday, The Creative Market offers up free items for one week before offering a new set of goodness the following Monday. Items include free fonts, add-ons, photos and various templates related to Keynote and powerpoint, not to mention the individual elements. Hard to label them all, so check them out for yourself (every week!). Click here for your weekly goodness.
Stock images can be an expensive acquisition, so it’s always appreciated when a professional stock photographer makes their work available for free.
This 720mb bundle contains 50 images, mostly of landscapes, all in hi-res JPG format. The images range in size from 4928 x 3264 pixels, to 7360 x 4912 pixels, making them big enough even for print work. The set is divided into several categories for easy access: Landscape, Nightscape, People in Landscape, Winter, and Spring.
The images come with an extended license, meaning they can be used in personal and commercial projects, you can also use them in non-digital products that you sell, and even in digital products provided the original image can’t be extracted.
For more images like these follow Ales Kirvec’s Facebook fan page, and download these awesome free images beneath the preview: