Hi and thanks for your feedback. It is really awesome to get some strong ideas and questions. Cool!
The artist is James Maxwell and the song is called “Race Along”. He is an awesome guy and has the weirdest little songs mostly done on an acoustic guitar. He is looking to get signed to a record label so I made this video for him so he could get some exposure. They actually played it on our local Music TV channel (late at night tho) Buzz to see it on TV. If you like the song, (some people hate it heh heh!) let me know and I will load it onto the web to be downloaded and I will post the link.
How did I switch between full shaded and wireframe? I wish I could say it was an animated texture but to be honest, I have not figured out how to do that yet. (I just figured out that you render as an image sequence not an AVI after looking through this site Duh!) I am still learning Maya and it is HUGE!
What I did was do a complete, fully shaded render, I then created a playblast at roughly the same resolution in wireframe after turning off all of the Heads Up display items and light – camera visibility in the viewer window etc. I them imported the playblast into after effects and changed the levels and inverted the colours to get the white wireframe on a black background. I turned the layer mode into screen and suddenly the black was transparent leaving the white wireframe as an overlay. I know after effects waaay better than maya so most of the stuff that I do is all smoke and mirrors. I hope that answers your questions.
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