Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
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12-04-2009, 08:32 PM
I've seen on several occasions animations rendered out or simple playblasts with custom notes on the bottom. usually company logo and most important, the current frame, eventually the designation/status of the shot, among other information.

is there a plugin/script doing that? I searched on creativecrash.com (formely known as highend3d), I couldn't find anything. Basically, I don't even know what the thing is called.

12-04-2009, 09:57 PM
If you want a little logo in the corner of every playblast or render, use an image plane with the depth set to 1.0 (so it's right on the camera) and make sure the image you choose has an alpha so that only the logo portion overlays your renders/playblasts.

12-04-2009, 11:09 PM
no, I actually aimed at notes in general, with emphasis on scene setting, shot number and frame number. thanks for the tip, but unfortunately I am looking for something easy to manage across different shots.

As one idea what's comming to my mind, is to make a template and add it in compositing as a temporary layer, or something.
for the playblast I think I can do it with mel, to modify the hud to add the needed notes.

I was wondering whether there is already a script like that, or a more elegant solution for the rendered frames.

12-04-2009, 11:33 PM
How about Create > Locator and then Create > Annotation, and for the current frame, Display > Heads Up Display > Current Frame

12-05-2009, 01:32 AM

and this how playblast might look, o course you can add whatever you want :)

12-05-2009, 10:06 AM
thanks Dariusz, this is exactly what I was looking for! Do you know whether it works wit render or only with playblasts?

12-05-2009, 12:50 PM
@ DariuszLacheta: Thank you for posting this!
But unfortunately I cant install it. Ive got Maya 2010 x64, can anybody recompile it for that?

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