Course info
May 23, 2019
3h 44m

Continue your learning journey with Maya through this in-depth course focused on UV Mapping, Materials and Texturing in Maya 2019. Here you'll pick up right where you left off in Maya 2019 Fundamentals: Overview and Modeling and begin defining the look of the drone asset. First, you’ll learn what UVs are and the purpose they serve. Next, you'll discover how to define a custom UV layout for parts of the asset and how to create and apply surface materials. Finally, you'll explore how to connect various texture maps to those materials. When you’re finished with all four Maya 2019 Fundamentals courses, you will have a great foundation of Maya knowledge to build on as well as a completed project. Software required: Maya 2019.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. My name is Eddie Russell, and welcome to this Maya 2019 Fundamentals course. I'm an author evangelist for Pluralsight, and I've been creating courses for over nine years now. I'll be your guide in this second course in the Maya 2019 Fundamentals series as you learn the importance of UVs, materials, and textures in a Maya production pipeline. In this course, we'll pick up right where you left off with Justin in the modeling of your drone asset from the first course in this series. Our first focus will be to introduce you to the concept of UVs and their importance to assets that utilize painted texture maps. From there, we'll begin progressing through a number of important topics while UVing our asset including projection mapping, cutting, sewing and stitching, overlapping UVs, and the final layout of our UVs. Next, we'll shift our attention to defining the surface qualities of each piece of our drone using materials. Expect to have a lot of fun in this module as it's here that your drone will begin looking much more realistic. Some of the major topics covered here will include creating and applying materials, using material presets, constructing shading networks to achieve more complex looks, and Maya's color management system. After finishing this course, you should feel comfortable creating your own UV layouts and materials to define the look of your assets. I hope you'll continue your Maya 2019 Fundamentals journey and join me in this course here at Pluralsight.