Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SoulburnScripts Updated Nov 29th 2011

Max script update:

New script:

blendedCubeProjectionMaker: Applies 6 projections (Front, Back, Left, Right, Top, Bottom) to the selected objects, hooks the projections up to 6 maps, and then blends between each map. Great for projecting details onto a set of objects, like box mapping, but each side can be a separate map, and the edges of the box are blended so you can place the map on a curved surface and not have horrible seams.

Updated 4 older script:

sLib: Added sLibCameraMapGeminiMapTest software test.
bitmapCollector: Fixed a crash bug when it tried to process a blank bitmap map.
twoDPlanView: Fixed a bug where the script would improperly calculate the size of your scene if it was far from the origin. Changed the cameras from target to free.
blendedBoxMapMaker: Added support for CameraMapGemini plugin (v0.16) by Markus Boos ( The script can now use 2 methods, UVW Mapping Method and CameraMapGemini Method. The UVWMapping method works the same as the old method. The CameraMapGemini Method creates the same sort of mapping, except using cameras for projection. The main advantage to this method is the cameras exist as a rig in world space. So moving objects after applying the blendedBoxMap does not misalign the projection. For more information, visit and look for the blendedBoxMap tutorial in the education section.

Maya script update:

Added Optional Hotkeys: This will set up various hotkeys I like to use with the Soulburn Scripts.
Added Optional Shelves: These are OPTIONAL shelves that contain all of the SoulburnScripts. You don't have to install these if you don't want to, but it can give you a leg up on making your own shelves.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Nov 29th 2011

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

* Did a complete redesign of my Blended Box Mapping tutorial, including a brand new method for producing a Blended Box Map that is light years ahead of the older method. So if you've ever used Blended Box Maps before, or even if you haven't, check out the new tutorial, it'll be super helpful.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

SoulburnScripts Updated Nov 20th 2011

Max script update:

Updated 1 older script:

parameterManager: Fixed a bug where the mapping coordinate mode wouldn't work.

Maya script update:

Added 1 new script:

UVTransfer: Transfers UVs from one object to a bunch of other objects. First select the object you want to transfer from, then select all the objects you want to transfer to. Automatically collapses history on the object it's transferring to.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Friday, November 4, 2011 News for November 4th 2011

I am honored to have CGSociety do a 2 page Interview / Article on my personal artwork and work at Pixar, and a "Meet The Artist" Q&A, where readers of the site ask me questions for a week, and I go in and answer them. Feel free to check out the article here.