Stair Generators (Maya 2017)

Having had trouble in the past while modelling stairs, I decided to make these Maya-tools to help artists (or programmers who need assets fast) by modelling stairs for them. I also ended up making improvements to these tools.

Developed using: Maya 2017, Python, PyQt5 (PySide2)
Team size:
1
Role:
Technical Artist / Programmer

stairmaker

Github: https://sunilnayak133.github.io/stairmaker/

Makes a set of stairs in Maya (2017), uses Python

stairmakerui

Uses the above UI to obtain parameters required to make the following staircase model

stairs

 

spiralstairmaker

Github: https://sunilnayak133.github.io/spiralstairmaker/

Creates a set of Spiral Stairs in Maya 2017, uses Python

spiralstairui

Uses the above UI to obtain the required parameters to create a spiral staircase that looks like the following images:

spiralstairs

A close up of the above for clarity:

spiralstaircloseup


On user-testing the UIs for my ‘stairmaker’ and ‘spiralstairmaker’ tools, I received some feedback that prompted me to make changes to them. Hence, I came up with these new tools for Maya 2017 using PyQt5 which made the process of making staircases a lot more dynamic.

stairsQT

Github: https://github.com/sunilnayak133/stairQT

Creates a set of dynamically changeable Stairs in Maya 2017, uses Python and PyQt5

qtstairs

Uses the above UI to create a set of stairs like in the following video

spiralQT

Github: http://sunilnayak133.github.io/spiralQT/

Creates a set of dynamically changeable Spiral Stairs in Maya 2017, uses Python and PyQt5

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-39-31-pm

Uses the above UI to create a set of spiral stairs like in the following video

 

My thought-process behind the reason for me to develop these tools can be found in my blog here: https://sunilsnayak.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/that-escalated-quickly/

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