Mentoring and more!
First, we are currently rockin out on the 2nd session of Rigging Mentor (www.riggingmentor.com), after a successful first session! The students are great, and everyone is super excited to be learning from each other - including the mentors! Spots are already filling up for the next session, but fear not - we're working on ways to bring on more students.
On the work side of things, we're more than halfway through with Open Season 3, and it's looking awesome. We're also doing some Looney Tunes stereo 3D shorts, one of which will be in theaters very soon.
On the Maya side of things, 2011 has been released to subscription customers, and having played with it for a little bit, I must say that it is awesome. Best update they've had in years. Of course, as with any update, I'm starting to find some oddities that ...troublesome.
One thing that i've found out today is that if you're saving out a custom file type from a script/gui, Maya's new fileBrowserDialog is putting some restrictions on filetypes and the ability to select files that aren't in the standard list of types. Kinda hard to explain, but in short - when i'm saving out an XML file from a script, maya is forcing a standard file type to be in the name. so blah.xml is actually getting saved out as blah.ma.xml. Not cool.
More fun to come...
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