Introduction to Maya Paint Effects

Express yourself creatively and learn Maya Paint Effects with over 7 hours of project-driven training. Software required: Maya 7 or higher (recommended for project files).
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 13, 2005
Duration
6h 46m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Introduction to Maya Paint Effects
Introduction to the Paint Effects Panel 5m Paint Effects Tool 3m Paint Effects Tool and Pressure Mapping 8m Adjusting the Stroke Node 4m Make Paintable and Get Brush Preset 6m Template Brush Settings 5m Flipping Tube Directions 4m Painting on View Plane 5m Transferring Settings to Existing Strokes 6m Share One Brush 3m Create Modifier 9m Creating Cycling Animations 4m Paint Effects Brush Springs 9m Modifying the Stoke Path Curve 4m Stoke Control Curves 8m Using Existing Curves as Stroke Curves 5m Creating Pressure Curves 5m Auto-painting Surfaces 9m Random Auto Paint 4m Paint Effects Globals 5m Paint Effects Mesh Quality 5m Converting Paint Effect to Polygons 4m Blending Brushes 8m Using the Visor for Blending 3m Saving Custom Brushes 3m Using the Paint Effects Panel 10m Paint Effects Panel - Canvas Menu 5m Brushes and Resolution 5m Modifying Object Shading 4m Using Paint Effects Panel as a Paint Tool 6m Advanced Stroke Node 8m Min / Max Clipping 5m Pressure Scale Ramp 7m Changing Brush Types 8m Controlling Channels 2m Adjusting the Brush Profile 9m Mastering Twist 5m Mesh Settings and Mesh Environments 5m Thorns on Mesh Brushes 4m Shading Attributes 7m Texture Settings 18m Illuminating Paint Effects 7m Shadowing Paint Effects 8m Working with Glows 4m Overview of Tubes 15m Mastering Branching 8m Working with Twigs 11m Paint Effects Leaves 13m Paint Effects Flowers 12m Displacements on Tubes 6m Forces on Tubes 5m Working with Turbulence 7m Spiral and Bend Attributes 3m Length Mapping and MEL Scripts 4m Working with Gaps 6m Animating Strokes with Flow 12m Working with Render Globals 5m Building a Potted Plant 14m Adding Paint Effects to Toon Lines 3m Building an Oak Tree 16m
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 13, 2005
Duration
6h 46m
Description

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.