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Maya Documentation page

Post by benn » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:59 am

I put together a little indigotomaya documentation page at...

http://www.indigorenderer.com/documentation/maya

We need some documentation / tutorials to add to the getting started guide - does anyone have some tutorials or docs we could work with?

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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by suvakas » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:53 pm

I think ( I may also be wrong) that it's CTZn that is maintaining the Maya exporter now and not Dougal anymore?

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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by CTZn » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:33 pm

Wow, posts I did not write in the Maya forum :o

Much appreciated benn, I was wondering why MtI 1.0.9 was not featured... While Dougal2 wrote the biggest part of it, he is not active anymore in the forums, per say.

I have finally standardised the scripts headers, that was chaos until recently:

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/**
 * Maya To Indigo
 *
 * by:
 *
 * Dougal2 (D. Hammond)
 * B. Kircher
 * A. Penalver (CTZn),
 *
 * based on earlier versions by:
 *
 * Matt B. (MattTheMan or ThatDude33)
 * Arne Oog (aka arneoog)
 *
 * Developed with help from Shawn L, Guillaume Maurras
 * 
 * THESE SCRIPTS COME WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEES
 * DO AS YOU PLEASE BUT CREDIT THE ORIGINAL AUTHORS
 *
 **/
So it's a bit complex as you can see :lol: I agree to qualify Dougal as the creator of MtI 1.0.9 since he was the only coder working on it at the time.

But I am animating the forums benn, didn't you notice (j/k) ?

Anyway, thanks a lot for this page ! There was a beginning of a documentation in the wiki section, but that's going to be a hard thing to finish before I finish material exporting*.

Dougal has shown to be pretty much like Ono, a one man army ! I feel myself like an ant, trying to build the Eiffel tower or to travel from Paris to NZ...

* edit: meanwhile it's right to point to the Maya forum.
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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by Phr0stByte » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:03 am

benn:
Nice initiative on starting that documentation. I need to mention that the sample render of mine you have posted there was done back when I still used Blender, so it was exported using the Blendigo script. But thanks for using it any way!

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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by dougal2 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:12 am

Well, I don't think it's entirely accurate to say I wrote MtI 1.0.9.

A brief history goes something like:
Original MtI written as credited in source headers.

I picked up the code from arneoog, and expanded/refactored it a lot. During this time I had help from bkircher CTZn and perhaps others (I can't rememeber it was ages ago).

It's true to say though that MtI 1.0.9 doesn't bear much resemblance to the original codebase, there were many quite major changes.

Since my last 'official' release, CTZn has been improving MtI bit by bit - and perhaps others, I've not been around here for a while now.


For the record, please credit me as an author and ex-maintainer, but not as current maintainer... Unless of course, you want to pay me to maintain it under your new commercial regime ;)

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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by CTZn » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:54 am

Ben, how do you want us to manage that page ? I may use an access to it, or should I send you the material to be published there ?

I still believe that the best evaluation would be done by users. MtI being practicable as a beta* I think it might be time to produce some documentation and tutorials.

* motion blur, connection to the matdb and igm import are not supported yet, though the later exists in an early form (ie: MtI can parse XML)
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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by benn » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:04 pm

You are now an author, so you can click the edit link. :)

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Re: Maya Documentation page

Post by CTZn » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:42 am

I tried that, thank you benn !

Please check for typos or anything wrong there, just in case...

gzavye, I hope you don't mind for I used one of your images :)
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