Maya – Use Type node to set the frame number to scene geometry

Maya – Use Type node to set the frame number to scene geometry

Sometimes it’s useful to have a geometry displaying a changing number.  As an example of how to do this, I’m showing how to set the frame number into some geometry using the Maya type node.  You can use a similar system to drive values from an anim curve into the type node, as well.  (Just adjust the python script to call getAttr on your curve instead of querying the current frame.)

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Long-Distance Practice in the Basement

Long-Distance Practice in the Basement

One archery problem that’s hampered me is how to get enough practice repetitions at the long outdoor competition distances?  I have great endurance at the short distance because my loving wife generously allowed me to build a practice range in the basement.  But our basement can’t quite manage to fit a 70 meter practice hall… InspiredContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Archery Target Distance-Angle Equivalencies

Archery Target Distance-Angle Equivalencies

One question that comes up from time to time is “How hard is it to hit a target [some distance] away?”.  The answer is a firm and definite “it depends.” There are a variety of target sizes, shot at a variety of distances.  Even ignoring things like wind, air friction, body-angle to reach distances, etc,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Field Notes

Field Notes

The 2019 North Region Field Championships is another installment of the tournament that has been running at Chicago Bow Hunters for many years now.  Field Archery is similar to golf, where there are targets placed along a walking course, and you compete at each target in sequence.  The targets are different distances away, different heights upContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Archery – Back to the Workshop

Archery – Back to the Workshop

One of the things that separates the best from the rest is the ability to adapt to changes in conditions, equipment, etc.  How do you get good at change?  Practice changing!  So make sure to add some time to experiment with new equipment, new shot elements, and new training routines.Continue Reading