Ed Whetstone
Ed Whetstone's current goal is to visit Great Britain, which he hears is a small island off the coast of France. If you'd like to visit his website, you can do so at http://www.whetstonevfx.com. Send him a message, he gets lonely sometimes.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Maya MEL Procedural Modeling for Artists - UIsThumb 3d cg vfx autodesk maya mel tutorial procedural modeling coding scripting script
    This tutorial is an introduction to building Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) in MEL for Maya 2010 and below. Maya 2011 introduces a new methodology for creating GUIs that will not be covered here. We'll be going over proper coding for UIs, error handling, and we'll put together a very useful script that gives you considerable control over an object's pivot point.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Tip: Creating Compound Curve Icons in MayaPreview
    In this quicktip tutorial, we'll walk through one way to create complex NURBS-based icons in Maya. Useful control icons can make or break a good rig, and are essential when creating in-interface GUIs. Putting together simple, one-piece shapes are easy, but making compound icons can be much more difficult. One method for combining multiple curves is to parent them under a single transform node. We'll first do this by hand, and then look at an easy MEL script that automates the process.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Procedural Modeling with MEL Scripts in Maya - Day 2Preview
    This tutorial is an introduction to using external MEL files and procedures, functions, loops, and scripted interaction within the Maya workspace. We'll be going over basic coding practices, and putting together a nifty geometric object that would be very difficult to create without scripting.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Procedural Modeling with MEL Script in Maya - Day 1Preview
    This tutorial introduces the exciting possibilities for modeling using Maya’s MEL scripting language. In this first part, we will learn the basics of MEL commands, and create two procedural model scripts that could be useful in your own workflows.Read More…