Andrew Hazelden has been releasing some great and innovative workflow tools the last little while. Recently, Andrew has released a new plugin for Maya called RocketComp.
There is no doubt that the repetitive task of creating a new composition for each Maya scene you render is not only time consuming, but mind-numbing as well. Andrew boasts that after you use his new RocketComp plugin, after a single day, it will forever change the way you work.
RocketComp is a new Maya plug-in that instantly connects Maya to 10 of the most popular desktop compositing applications in use today.
With a click of a button in Maya, RocketComp will creates a new compositing file containing all of your rendered footage.
RocketComp allow you to instantly create a new compositing project for any of the popular compositing applications. RocketComp isn’t a live link to a compositor. Rather it will analyze your Maya scene and create a new composting project file based on that scene.
The new compositing project will contain all the references to rendered images, that was generated by your Maya scene. This includes everything – sequence duration, proper resolution, image planes, render layer names, and render layer transfer modes are all preserved in RocketComp’s generated composition.
RocketComp can spit out PreComps for Nuke / NukeX, BlackMagic Design Fusion, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Krita, Gimp, and HitFilm Pro.
RocketComp runs under Maya 2012 to 2016 and with Windows, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and Linux 64-Bit systems.
The new plugin can recognize various Maya renderers as well, including Arnold, Maxwell Render, Mental Ray, PlayblastVR, and the Maya Software renderer. Since RocketComp supports scenes with multiple cameras it can handle the complexity of both stereoscopic, and virtual reality compositing workflows with ease.
RocketComp is available through Andrew’s site, check out the RocketComp page for more information. RocketComp holds a price tag of $249.00 for a single user version and a 5 User License will run you $995.00.