Beginner's Guide to Shading Networks in Maya

In this Maya tutorial we will be teaching you essential terms, definitions, and workflows to help you build a solid foundation for material and texture creation in Maya. Software required: Maya 2011 and up.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 1, 2011
Duration
58m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 1, 2011
Duration
58m
Description

In this Maya tutorial we will be teaching you essential terms, definitions, and workflows to help you build a solid foundation for material and texture creation in Maya. We will start off by explaining what a shading network is, and why it is such a powerful way to work. We will then begin exploring the Hypershade, which is where you will be creating your Maya shading networks, and where we will be covering many of the features, workflows, and concepts that will allow you to successfully begin creating your own shading networks in Maya. Software required: Maya 2011 and up.

About the author
About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Introducing the Beginner's Guide to Shading Networks in Maya, a fundamental learning series brought to you by Digital-Tutors, the world's largest online CG training library and an Autodesk authorized publisher. My name is Kyle. And I'll be teaching you some of the essential terms, the definitions, and the workflows to help you build a solid foundation for material and texture creation inside of Maya. Now, we'll start off by explaining just what a shading network is and why it really is such a powerful way to work. We'll then take a look at the Hypershade, which is where you'll be creating your own shading networks inside of Maya. Now, along the way, we're also going to be covering a lot of the features, the workflows, and the concepts that really will allow you to successfully begin creating your own shading networks in this application. Now, this series of step-by-step videos were developed with new Maya artists in mind. So we'll be moving at really just a nice, steady, easy-to-follow pace and really making sure that you understand the basic techniques that we are using. So to do more Beginner's Guide courses, visit our training library where you'll find the largest collection of free high quality CG training videos. So let's go ahead and get started. In our next lesson, we'll actually learn the basic principles of a shading network.