Maya + Xbox 360 controller = Fun!

Here are some of the most fun projects I have worked with in Maya. The actual setup is achieved with the “ControllerServer” application by Dave More. What it does is read the input from the Xbox360 controller and broadcasts it as a device which Maya can read. The other necessary piece of the puzzle is to use Maya’s “Interactive Playback” feature in the Dynamics menu set. It lets you simulate a dynamics simulation and let’s you control objects and variables in real-time as it simulates. With these two things you can make loads of neat joystick controlled projects in Maya.

Various joystick projects: