Maya - Muscle Rivet

I don't know if you know this. There is a Rivet in maya muscle menu (under bonus rigging ).

Select face or two edges and run "Surface Attach".

Here is a python command to use it :


Bypass the namespaces while seaking a string


I am creating a class for string operations. I thought it will be useful for some people to have a utility in order to seek string throught namespaces.

DL Script

modify the last two lines :
- replace "test" by the string you want to find (you can type any : *myString*)
- print "Items" to see the list returned

search = StringUtility("test")
Items = search.searchString(0,0,1,10)

I hope it help !


The Macabre Waltz released

We were eleven students for our graduation short-film.

I was co-director on this film. I work on pipeline issues and FXs (nCloth, nParticule, fluids) and I supervised the layout 2D/3D, the compositing , shave, and I edited the short.

I've created all the cells intro and flashes.


Nature of Code

I've been following some people on vimeo and I have discovered this.
They are math and code tutorials. Really interresting to use this in maya :)

Enjoy !

The Nature of Code website :

Vimeo Shiffman Channel :


Indiegogo - Go Support !

VFX Learning is willing to release their courses for free.
They are looking for support.

VFX Learning Open Source Project Showreel from VFX Learning - Online School on Vimeo.



Hi everyone and happy Christmas !

I've been involved recently in simulating cap and cloath for horse riders at Delapost Paris.
This is a trailer for an iPad and iPhone application. It is a gamebook, you can find more about it at

I've created a little script to help me to retime the alembic node in Maya.
Pick the alembic node and run the script, it will create to attributes : an "offset time" and a "remap time". (Alembic seems to make interpolation if you scale time, it is pretty cool :))

--- EDIT ---

It is now in the download section.



initial sketch

research for arm design

With a friend we are working on a project about Cthulhu. It will be a vfx project.
I've done a quick painting research from my friend initial sketch.


My work during Just Fuel

I've recently on this advertisement for Meccano.
I've made mainly : 3d tracking, restore, animation and compositing.


Some music

I wanted to share with you an interresting French singer : Luc Arbogast
I found his music really amazing. If you want to listen more, you can go on grooveshark, myspace.


End of School

Finally, we have finished our graduating short-film.
It was really great to see it on wide screen !
It is available on request but we keep it private as we want to go on festivals.

I post a behind the scene for some FX and the credits.
We shot on stage some liquids, candle flame, dust.


Concepts from my next short-film

These drawings are the concepts where I got involved. There is few more and I will certainly post them later.

Grandma Painting

 I painted both top kitchens.

 I painted the first one

 The dining room (from me)


Short-film --- La Petite Affaire

Five CG artists, about four months of pre-production and six months of production and it is done !
My second year short-film is released : La Petite Affaire.

The short was done with : Maya 2011, Zbrush, Nuke, Vegas, Flash, Photoshop

Have fun with this absurd short !


Happy Christmas ?

A strange guest come into my head, I introduce to you Jack'o'Lantern !
Yeah, I may need some holidays....
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year !


Ancient Tablet - ZBrush

Zbrush Ancient Tablet about the legend of the Phoenix egg


Phoenix concept art

So, here is a new phoenix picture for a ZBrush sculpture and my maya animation :

And the link below is a version of the French synopsis of the project.

download synopsis


Last year at school !

At the head of a team of eleven students, I'm preparing a third short-film !
I will try to post some "Work in Progress" soon.

Meanwhile, I work on a 20"  animation with a phoenix and his egg. Here is my photoshop searches (done in three days)

The background and the "crystal egg"

Some drawings about a bearded vulture for transforming it later into a phoenix

Just a sketch for burning wings


This is my FX tests for my short-film "La Petite Affaire". The short-film will come in few months (as soon we finish to put subtitles !)

Test : Run with fluids spreading behind her

R&D : Cartoon fluid shader test

Shading test