Beginner's Guide to Shading Networks in Softimage

In this Softimage tutorial, we will be teaching you essential terms, definitions and workflows to help you build a solid foundation for material and texture creation in Softimage. We will start the tutorial off by explaining what a shading network is, and why is it such a powerful way to work. Software required: Softimage 2011 and up.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 4, 2011
Duration
1h 8m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 4, 2011
Duration
1h 8m
Description

In this Softimage tutorial, we will be teaching you essential terms, definitions and workflows to help you build a solid foundation for material and texture creation in Softimage. We will start the tutorial off by explaining what a shading network is, and why is it such a powerful way to work. We will then begin exploring the Material Manager, which is where you will be creating your Softimage shading networks; it is also where we will be covering many of the features, the workflows, and the concepts that will allow you to successfully begin creating your own shading networks in Softimage. Software required: Softimage 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
[Autogenerated] introducing the Beginner's Guide to shading networks in Soft Image, a fundamental learning. Siri's birth, new by digital tutors, the world's largest online CG training library and an auto desk apprised publisher, My name's Kyle, and I'll be teaching you some of the essential terms that definitions and the work flows to help you build a solid foundation for material and texture creation in soft image. Now we'll start off by explaining just what the shading network is and why it is such a powerful way to work. Well, then, take a look at the Material Manager, which is really where you're gonna be creating a lot of your own shading networks in soft image. And we'll be covering a lot of the features, work, clothes and the concepts that will really allow you to successfully begin creating your own shading networks in this application. Now this series of step by step videos was really developed with new, softer much artists in mind. So we're gonna be living at really just a nice, steady, easy to follow pace and making sure that you really do understand the terms and the basic techniques that we're talking about, not a few more beginner's courses. Feel free to visit our library. We'll find the largest collection of free, high quality CG training videos, so let's go ahead and we'll get started with our next lesson where we'll learn the basic principle of the shading network.