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


Painting and Digital painting

I've done most of the digital painting (the two colored caverns, Dame pipi in the toilets and the Secret Agent aren't from me)
The Zbrush sculptur is a work in progress on the theme of  "Symbiosis"
The board with all the paintings were done with acrylic.