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
Makes a set of stairs in Maya (2017), uses Python
Uses the above UI to obtain parameters required to make the following staircase model
Creates a set of Spiral Stairs in Maya 2017, uses Python
Uses the above UI to obtain the required parameters to create a spiral staircase that looks like the following images:
A close up of the above for clarity:
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.
Creates a set of dynamically changeable Stairs in Maya 2017, uses Python and PyQt5
Uses the above UI to create a set of stairs like in the following video
Creates a set of dynamically changeable Spiral Stairs in Maya 2017, uses Python and PyQt5
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/