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a widget is a “cut & paste” normal map for small detail items like nuts, screws, rivets, etc. normally, you wouldn’t want to shift-drag tons of little bolts on a model & then rip the normal maps. widgets are created with your detail mesh and a special light rig to fake the normal directions. the [...]

as i go through my collection of maxScripts i’ve written through my career, i seem to find a bunch that i have little to no idea of what they were actually for. sometimes these scripts just become outdated as the software improves or the needs for them were based in the limits of “last-gen”. these [...]

recently i started modeling a gibson les paul to keep my prop modelling chops up. being anal, i wanted to be sure i had the correct fret spacing. i did a little research on luthier sites & came up with this simple formula

beautifulRobot is reborn!

August 13th, 2008

converted site to wordress. now to populate it with stuff. for now, you can cruise the old site here.