Maya to XAML Export Plug-In

Thomas Goddard has written and released a freely-available plug-in for Maya that exports model and texture data to XAML. There are some clean-up steps that need to be accomplished before performing the export, and Thomas does a fantastic job of explaining them in his short tutorial. Although I don’t have a copy of Maya to…

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WinFX November CTP Released

The WinFX November CTP was released this morning. Most notably, this is the first version of WinFX that runs against the final .NET Framework 2.0 bits. This means that you can now build WinFX applications using the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005, including the freely available Express Editions. To get going: Uninstall any previous…

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PDC05 Session Downloads

In response to your requests, I’ve compiled a list of direct download links to the 209 PDC05 sessions that we’re hosting. Please note that these zip file downloads are no different than what you can download using the online interface. This is simply another way to access and browse the same information. I hope that…

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Macro Wallpaper Collection

It took me too long to do this, but I’ve finally created a single-page collection of my macro wallpaper images (with downloadable zip files). I’ve gone back to my source files and reformatted many of them for both widescreen (1920 x 1200) and standard (1600 x 1200) monitors. As I create new images, they’ll be added…

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Now Shipping: PDC05 Post-Show DVD Set

If you attended PDC05 in Los Angeles earlier this year, you’ll be happy to know that the 4-disc post-show DVD set is shipping out today. As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, this package will automatically be sent to attendees at no additional cost. If you weren’t able to attend, you can still order your own…

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Wallpaper Images

Update: I’ve re-posted my wallpaper images. Enjoy! 9/29/2011: My last day at Microsoft is September 30, 2011. Because I’ll no longer be able to update this blog (it’s been graciously provided and hosted by Microsoft), I’m moving to a new blog at http://blog.mikeswanson.com. I’ll eventually re-post my images there. In the meantime, enjoy my Windows 7 Theme!…

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Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta

This is pretty cool. I haven’t done serious web development for almost three years now (!), but if I were still doing it, I’d want this. Download the freely available Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar, and add the following capabilities to your browser (from the site): Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a…

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