Shader Recipes: Translucent Materials in Maya

In this short course, we will learn how to mimic the characteristics of translucent materials that are not completely transparent but still allow light to pass through. Software required: Maya.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2010
Duration
10m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2010
Duration
10m
Description

In this short course, we will learn how to mimic the characteristics of translucent materials that are not completely transparent but still allow light to pass through. We will discuss the critical attributes that control the translucency result, as well as controlling the shadows cast by translucent surfaces. Software required: Maya.

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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