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Patrick Woo
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Visual effects artist working on TV commercials and Hollywood films, and a composer working on short films, mobile games and original albums.
Visual effects artist working on TV commercials and Hollywood films, and a composer working on short films, mobile games and original albums.

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Creating and Accessing the Notes attribute in an object
Today I find myself wondering how I can access the 'notes' section of a Maya object using script. I searched the internet and found out that to access the notes in an object are stored in an attribute called 'notes'. No surprises. What surprised me, was whe...

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Finding the Centre Position of a Polygon Face: Maya Python API
In the past few days I found myself having to find the position of face centres of a polygon. Looking through the Maya documentations I find no MEL or Python commands that can do this. So I had to do a Google search the answer. The most useful solution I fo...

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I've just published the next installment of my Maya expressions tutorials

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Maya Expressions 03 - Changing Colours
In this next installment of my tutorial series on Maya expressions, We put our conditional statements to practical use by showing how we can use expressions to get the translate Y of one object to drive the colour attributes of another object. I also show s...

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The Zen of Python: Import This
I have been dealing with quite a bit of scripting in Python these few months. In the midst of research and reading up, I revisited the Zen of Python . This is a set of 20 software principles that influenced the development of the language. Having read this ...

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Modelling and Setting Up Rail / Roller Coaster Tracks
In this video I show how I go about modelling roller coaster tracks. In the video I go through the technical steps as well as the thought processes I go through my head as I tackle the task. This video is a bit long but I believe I cover quite a bit of grou...

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Maya Expressions Part 02 - Conditional Statements
In this second video of my Maya Expressions series, I show how use the graph editor to display a visual representation of the value of our expressions with a graph. Then I move on to explain the basics of conditional statements in Maya's expression language...
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