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Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Feb 2, 2015
Duration
3h 23m
Description

In this series of V-Ray and Maya tutorials, we'll examine step by step how V-Ray shaders work and how we can modify and stack them to create realistic materials. We'll cover BRDFs, reflectance curves, and the layering of different components to create complex materials. We'll also look at creating many different types of shaders, such as metallic paint, ice cubes, and various insect textures for our snail asset. You'll gain a good overall understanding of some of the more expert features of the V-Ray shading tools. By the end of this V-Ray and Maya training, you'll have a deeper understanding of advanced shading techniques using V-Ray in Maya. Software required: Maya 2014, V-Ray 2.40, NUKE 7.

About the author
About the author

Miguel de los Rios is a 3D lighting artist and digital compositor currently based in Spain.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, everyone, my name is Miguel de los Rios. I am a freelance lighting artist and compositor currently based in Spain. I have worked in a variety of projects and several studios for different clients, including HBO, Fox TV, BMW, Coca-Cola, among others. In this course, we're going to take a look at some advanced shading techniques in V-Ray for Maya. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to understand the different elements of the shader, and understanding how they affect your final render. Looking at how the BRDFs and the reflecting curves work, and how we can modify them and combine them to create more realistic materials, layering several shader components to better recreate real life materials, and finally, how the DMC sampler interacts with your shader, so we get a better understanding at how V-Ray samples your image. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to create complex V-Ray shaders with several layers that better mimic reality, as opposed to simple, out of the box materials. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors, and share these techniques with you. So, let's get started with the first lesson.