Neural Networks and Animation

research and development

I’ve recently published, as an open source project, the code for feNeuralNet. This is a Fabric Engine extension for doing simulation of previously trained Neural Networks. Fabric Engine is a plataform for CG development that works standalone but is also integrated in many animation packages like 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, and Modo. Yes, that means you can now play with neural nets in any of those packages.
If you are wondering what good is having neural networks in an animation package, so am I! On a more serious note, machine learning is enabling people in many fields to come up with computational solutions for problems that were previously very hard to solve… I am curious to see what real applications can emerge in animation and vfx pipelines in the next few years.

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Motion Tools

research and development

Motion Tools is a small collection of tools that aims to aid Motion Graphic work being created inside Softimage. It does so by providing many ICE compounds and partially abstracting the ICEtree construction processes. It eases the creation, procedural animation and simulation of many many objects or chunks of geometry.

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motion tools v0.4

research and development

Motion Tools is a small collection of tools that aims to aid Motion Graphic work being created inside Softimage. In this latest release the capability of controling polygons and polygon islands with particles was added. Therefore enabling one to control this elements with regular ICE nodes, or Motion Tools’ compounds.
Some high priority bugs and workflow enhancements were tackled, although, due to time constraints these improvements were not akin to the initial intention. I hope this still may prove useful to some.

Download (right click, or drag into Softimage):
Softimage 2013 – MotionTools/v0.4/2013/MotionTools.xsiaddon
Softimage 2012 – MotionTools/v0.4/2012/MotionTools.xsiaddon

Release Notes:
MotionTools/v0.4/ReleaseNotes.txt

Video:
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