We all recall the scene where Captain Kirk yells "Khaaan!" in reference to the evil character played by Ricardo "Corinthian Leather" Montalbán in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. I guess if the part had been played by Henry Fonda, the movie would have been called Star Trek II: The Grapes of Wrath of Khan. Well, they'll be no need for wrath when you try the latest technology preview available on Autodesk Labs.
Project Khan is our free technology preview where we partnered with Donya Labs AB to get your feedback on a new experimental plug-in for Maya that allows you to generate optimized versions of your 3D model assets on the Autodesk cloud. When we say asset optimization, we mean reducing: mesh complexity, texture complexity, and rig (bone) complexity. After installing the Maya plug-in (Windows only), you can configure an optimization job and securely execute that job on the Autodesk cloud, and then immediately download the optimized asset right in the Maya scene. Is this a perfect combination of desktop modeling with cloud processing augmentation or what?
Technology previews on Autodesk Labs are free. All we ask is that you give them a try and share your thoughts. You can reach the Project Khan team in a variety of ways.
Strength of character is alive in the lab.