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 243   12 mon   design

Making Mac keyboard work on Windows 10

After more than 10 years on Mac computers I’m switching to Windows. And the most challenging thing to my surprise was not the lack of some apps but default windows keyboard layout.

It took me a while to figure out how to make my Magic Keyboard to work on windows the same way as on mac.

Fist you need to swap WIN key with CTRL in app called SharpKeys:

Then you need to install an app AutoHotkey.
Create a plain text document and call it whatever you want but with extension .ahk
Place it in your user startup folder (replace _username_ with your name):
C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Inside this ahk file write this:

#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
LControl & Tab:: 
    AltTabMenu := true
    If GetKeyState("Shift","P")
        Send {Alt Down}{Shift Down}{Tab}
        Send {Alt Down}{Tab}

#If (AltTabMenu)

    ~*LControl Up::
        Send {Shift Up}{Alt Up}
        AltTabMenu := false 

 197   1 y   mac   switching   windows
 154   2019   3d   modo   vray
 135   2019   3d   houdini   redshift

Globe of Panama

Some experiments that I made figuring out the best way to pass geo from Houdini to Modo to render with V-Ray:

 89   2019   houdini   modo   vray

Sitting Hummingbird

There are plenty of those small birds flying here and there even in the city of Panama. But I’ve never seen sitting hummingbird in my life.

 109   2019   135   canon

Heart in a cage

I’m in love with SideFx Houdini. It’s the most fun and liberating app for 3d that I’ve ever seen. It’s procedural, node-based and the developers are moving to the future (looking at you, Modo, with sad eyes). Around a month ago I also bite the bullet and bought Redshift rendering engine.
There are tons of tutorials for 3d artist of every level. But this one gives a really strong foundation of poly-modeling:
Vehicle Modeling in Houdini 16.5

I made a short animation:

And here is how it was made:

There is still a lot to learn. For example, I don’t know how to get motion blur to work when the amount of geometry is changing from frame to frame. I guess I need to calculate velocity on birth and pass it to final geo but don’t know how exactly to do that.

 120   2019   3d   houdini   redshift

Кунг-фу на выходных

Попрактиковал 3д кунг-фу на выходных. В качестве груши для битья выбрал диспенсер для скотча.

Modo + Substance Painter + V-Ray + Blackmagic Fusion.
Music by: Maribou State – Kāma (ALB Bootleg)

 60   2018   3d

Босиком по рыбе

Ратха-ятра — кришнаитский праздник. Катают тележку, поют песни.

Перед процессией идёт несколько девушек и подметают улицу.

Сколько бы они ни двигали метёлками, я б не набрался храбрости пройти босиком по рыбному рынку, как эта девушка:

 52   2018   видео   праздники   цифра
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