Express yourself creatively and learn Maya Paint Effects with over 7 hours of project-driven training. Great for beginner to intermediate users. Popular highlights include: Toon Rendering; Mesh Brush; Optimizing Scenes; Light Based Effects; Control Curve Based Effects; Secondary Animation; Custom Brushes; Paint Effects Overview. Software required: Maya 7 or higher (recommended for project files).
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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts
Introduction and Project Overview [Autogenerated] before he can get deep into pain effects. We want to go ahead and spend a little bit of time discussing the different areas that you can access paint effects, either Options, editors, tools. I want to show you where the user interface elements are four pain effects. And that way we can move through a lot more of these tools much, much faster. For the first areas that I want to show you is the pain effects shelf and the visor. So when you launch my for the first time, it will ask if you want to build new sets of preferences. Well, if you say yes, it's going to load up this new shelf here that has all these different pain effects presets and tools already set for you. Now, I'm not gonna use all of these and remember, you can always remove him, but middle clicking dragged to the trash can and they're out of there. So I'm gonna actually open up the shelf editor and, ah, go to the bottom of my contents here and I'll throw away a lot of this stuff like I don't need the electricity of the flames, the hand tubes. I'm not gonna use really Not going to use the brush. I will use the daisies, the grass so well, I don't need the vitamin d. Probably take some vitamin D. A CZ. You see, I've reduced down my set of available shelf _______. I'm just getting rid of some of these here that I don't want to use. I'll leave some of them just so you have access to him. Okay, now let's add the default brush. So let's add that up here to add something to your shelf from a collection of brushes is a simple is middle clicking from your visor to hear Well, your visor probably wondering what the heck the visor is. His first time you've heard of it is right here, Window general Editors visor, and there's a couple of other ways to get to it. I'll show you that I'll just open this here and take it a second because has to load up all of these little brushes. But if you look these air, all preset brush is ready for you to use. You have mesh brushes. You have different glass effects, grasses, different hairs, tons and tons of different things available as a starting point. Well, I want to add this default paintbrush, which is, if you go to airbrush. It's the white box with the black squiggle Middle click Dragon Drop. And there you go. Okay, I'll go ahead and go to flowers. I'm gonna choose this. Ah, Di Leo Red. Okay, I'm gonna add that red flower right up there. So that's a simple as just middle click dragon drop you add to your shelf. All right, So using the shelf and the visor, we're gonna be doing a lot of our work using these presets, and then we'll get into what, All the attributes on these presets. D'oh! Another way to open the visor is right here. Okay, the third button over which is get brush. Okay. And if you go to the rendering module, cruise over to pain effects, the third option down says get brush. That will also load up the visor, takes it a second and gets it prepared here for you to pick some brushes. Now, like I said, lots and lots of choices. And what's really amazing about the whole system is that these are just one notes. So this grass is the same node used to make the star field. And that's the same note used to make you know this cactus. So it's really powerful in in that you can use the options for so many different things. Here's buildings of all things electricity, different fire effects and even things like blood and fingers. Who knows when you need a whole pile of fingers, So that's available to you along here, along this or here. Okay, the visor in the shelf.