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>Recently at Siggraph 2012 LA, Autodesk invited a small group of industry leads from different studios-the requirement being each studio had to have over a 1,000 employees- to a behind doors meeting. They were told to sign NDA's and were let in. I wasn't one of them but I heard from a friend who went.
>From what I heard Autodesk is killing Motion Builder and instead going to build it into Maya. They also are no longer going to develop 3dsmax, at least on the animation side. I was told they were going to focus on a single solution for animation which will be Maya based. My friend wasn't sure if this meant for modeling as well since they only talked about animation, so maybe 3dsmax is dropping dev for animation and focusing on modeling, while Maya for animation. They didn't say anything about XSI.
>This is all I know, has anyone else heard any other news about this is have they not announced it yet? I was wondering if this had anything to do with the recent layoffs at Autodesk as well.
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I don't want anyone to kill me for saying this, but I have been using blender for years and I have become a modeling master with it, I made the switch to Maya recently but so far I'm not liking the modeling and workflow. The first thing I didn't like was that there are no hot keys for any basic mesh operations, I had to set hotkeys for Extruding, Merging, Knife and Loop cuts. That takes care of one problem, but I still have others.
Is there a way to select an edge loop via faces? I know you can double click an edge in edge mode and it will highlight the edgeloop, but can you have a loop of faces highlighted like you can in blender? also can you do it with vertices like you can in blender?
Why cant I just delete Vertices? It keeps saying that the verticies have a complex edge attachment and i have to go use the delete edge/vertex button in the edit mesh menu? Why cant I just press the delete button and have it JUST WORK like it does in blender?
can someone tell me what the button is to occlude background geometry? when i use a box select it selects verts behind the object, when i JUST want whats in sight.
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Hey everyone, just posting this on behalf of my friend.
I'm not sure if this is appropriate thread starter material, but is anyone interested in working on a project? /m/'s been trying to make a video game for a while and they could use some people experienced with 3D modelling.
Obviously, it's a no-pay gig, but if you're the kind of person who enjoys rigging up some models based on cartoon robots, then shoot us an e-mail or visit our irc.