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Guess its been a while, a quick update.

After the end of the Discoworms production i wanted to try somtheting new. This lead to me starting at  DTU (Technical University of Denmark ) where i am now well underway with a bachelor degree in software technology.

I have also updated the CV on this site, and added a twitter widget in the right panel. Hopefully this will create a bit of life on this blog.

I will try to do a bit more updates from now on.

Disco Worms Trailer

Yes the movie have finished, go see it from the 10th of October

Worms can boogie too!

Updates on my CV

Check out the new updates on my cv here

PyQt with Maya 8.5 or 2008 (Linux)

I have started using PyQt together with Maya to make much richer ui’s. QT is a killer User interface development, tool and framework. PyQt is the Python bindings.

One of the tools that makes it a joy to work with PyQt is the designer application.


Only problem about PyQt is thah its a pain, to get it up and running with Maya. So here is a little tutorial. I have not done this on windows yet, but who uses that ms stuff anyways.

1. Compile and Install a Python version equal to the one Maya is using. Thats 2.4.3 for Maya 8.5 and 2.5.1 for Maya 2008

I suggest installing all of this into something like /global/usr/

$> tar xvfz Python-2.4.3.tgz
$> cd  Python-2.4.3
$> ./configure --prefix=/global/usr --enable-unicode=ucs4
$> make
$> sudo make install

2. Link site-profiles and lib-dynload to the newly install equals

$> cd /usr/autodesk/maya8.5-x64/lib/python2.4/site-packages
$> cp -rf maya/ /global/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
$> cd ..
$> mv site-packages site-packages_old
$> mv lib-dynload lib-dynload_old
$> ln -s /global/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages
$> ln -s /global/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload

3. Compile and install QT

$> gunzip qt-x11-opensource-src-4.3.3.tar.gz
$> cd qt-x11-opensource-src-4.3.3/
$> ./configure --prefix=/global/usr/local
$> make
$> make install

4. Compile and install sip with newly installed Python

$> tar xvfz sip-4.7.3.tar.gz
$> cd sip-4.7.3
$> /global/usr/bin/python2.4
$> make
$> make install

5. Compile and install PyQT with newly installed Python, Sip and QT

$> tar xvfz PyQt-x11-gpl-4.3.3.tar.gz
$> cd PyQt-x11-gpl-4.3.3/
$> /global/usr/bin/python2.4 --qmake=/global/usr/local/bin/qmake
$> make
$> make install

everything should now be working.

New Job, making worm pipes.

At the first of Juli i started my new job as a Pipeline Manager on the Feature film Disco Ormene ( Disco Worms ).


I am in charge of building a brand new Pipeline for this movie, based on Linux, Temerity Software’s Pipelie, Maya, and a thon of glue code.


Drive Time



I have put up a seperate blog over at for my posts about the SKAPPS system.½

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