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Beginner's Guide to Shading Networks in Maya

by Kyle Green

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.

What you'll learn

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

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. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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