Keyframe MP Update

Version 1.1.3

A new version of Keyframe MP is now available for download.

This release adds copy current media functionality that allows users to copy the active media file to a new location. Common usage of this feature includes quickly saving temporary playblasts from Maya to a user-specified location for review and sharing.

See the release notes for full details.

Keyframe MP Update

Version 1.1.2

A new version of Keyframe MP is now available for download.

This is a small update that includes the addition of endless mouse scrubbing. While scrubbing, when a desktop boundry is reached, the mouse cursor will now wrap to the other side of the desktop.

Additionally, to help facilitate the sharing of bookmarks, when a bookmarks media path does not exist, the player will attempt to locate the media file in the same directory as the bookmarks file.

A small number of codec specific fixes are also included in this release.

See the release notes for full details.

Blue Pencil for Maya 2015

Version 2.01

Blue Pencil 2.0 is now available for download. This release includes full support for Maya 2015 on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Under the hood of Blue Pencil 2.0 is an updated drawing engine that takes advantage of Viewport 2.0 and the new drawing APIs that were first released with Maya 2014. Along with full VP 2.0 OpenGL support, the updated engine includes a number of performance updates and enhancements available using the new APIs.

Keyframe MP for OS X (Beta)

Public Beta

By popular request, I've made the latest beta release of Keyframe MP for OS X available as a public download. As with the Windows release, anyone can use the "lite" version of player for as long as they like, while those with a valid license can take advantage of the advanced features included in the full version.

As part of the Keyframe MP introductory offer, all licenses purchased during the introductory period are cross-platform and can be used with both Windows and OS X verisons of the player.

Keyframe MP is Now Available

Try It Today!

I’m please to announce the initial release of Keyframe MP is now available for download. Grab a copy and try it today.

The project, which originally started as an in-house script for Maya known simply as the Playblast/Reference Viewer, has evolved into a fully functional media player with an extensive set of features not found in the original script, including audio scrubbing, RAM caching, bookmarking and more.

Check out the Overview and Quick Start Guide videos for an introduction to Keyframe MP.

Additionally, Maya - Syncing to the Timeline outlines the steps for connecting to Keyframe MP from Maya.

Keyframe MP is currently available for 64-bit version of Windows (Vista or newer) with an OS X version in development.

Playblast/Reference Viewer Redux

Keyframe MP and Maya

One of the most popular requests for Keyframe MP during the beta period was to allow the player to sync with Maya’s timeline (like it did in the original Playblast/Reference Viewer script).

As a feature that has been on the todo list since day one, I'm please to announce that it can finally be moved to the completed column.

To demonstrate, I’ve recreated the Playblast/Reference Viewer video using Keyframe MP:

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