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Maya Monday: Maya Freebies Galore, including Scripts, Tools, and more

Maya Monday

Everyone likes free stuff, right? Here are some great Maya Freebies including free rigs, scripts, and tools… all for your modeling pleasure.

Maya Freebies: Thinking Animation, Maya Rigs That Don’t Break

These have “Redd the Clown’s stamp of approval” and they have all sorts of fun rigs. Need a Homer Simpson or a Pink Panther Rig? Judy Hopps, just in time for Easter? In addition, how about a zombie?


Maya Freebies: RecordAttr Tool

The RecordAttr Tool from Devon Palmer works like  Motion Sketch in After Effects. It creates keyframes from the captured real-time mouse movement, allowing for some natural looking movements. Via LesterBanks

Download RecordAttr Tool

Maya Freebies: rollMaker Script Creates Rigs To Roll Up Objects

Roll your sushi or your message for your bottle with rollMaker. While this script is Windows only and came out in January, it says it’s compatible with Maya 2017.   Also, it is available with an MIT license.  Via LesterBanks

Download script

Maya Freebies: Pipeline – Render Manager for OS X

Brave Rabbit has a free render management tool for your 3D software, as well as some compositing tools. This script has been around for a while, consequently, it currently supports:

  • Autodesk Maya (Software, Hardware, Mental Ray, RenderMan, V-Ray)
  • VRay Standalone
  • Nuke
  • After Effects
  • CINEMA 4D (R12+)

Learn more and download

Learn more about Network Rendering

Pipeline is the free tool above, but it may not work with your set up. For that reason, we urge you to check out this recently updated article: In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering.

Autodesk Maya Autodesk Maya

Make it with Maya Computer Animation Software

Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software provides an integrated, powerful toolset. Use it for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

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Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

End-to-end creative tools for entertainment creation

The Media & Entertainment Collection lets animators, modelers, and visual effects artists access the tools they need to create compelling effects, believable 3D characters, and massive digital worlds. Move assets quickly between creative tools with one-click workflows.

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Autodesk Arnold Render Autodesk Arnold Render

Lastly, Arnold is an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing renderer built for the demands of feature-length animation and visual effects. Originally co-developed with Sony Pictures Imageworks and now their main renderer, Arnold is used at over 300 studios worldwide including ILM, Framestore, MPC, The Mill and Digic Pictures.

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