Texturing Animal Eyes in Maya

Eyes are very important parts of any character, even an animal. Software required: Maya 2013.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 14, 2013
Duration
1h 26m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 14, 2013
Duration
1h 26m
Description

Eyes are very important parts of any character, even an animal. And all animals have different types of eyes based on how they hunt, where they live, and other factors. In order to create more realistic cg animals, it's important to give the animals relatively realistic eye textures based on what type of animal they are. In this Maya tutorial, we will talk about some of the various eye types and the ways in which they differ from one another. We'll talk about pupil shape, the iris shape, and the iris color. We'll learn several ways of quickly recreating some of the looks we see in nature with a combination of texture maps and procedural nodes. From lions and eagles, to house cats and frogs, we'll cover a variety of animals and looks. In the end, you'll have a much better idea of the types of eyes you may need to create when building your animals, and you'll be familiar with multiple ways of accomplishing that work in Maya. Software required: Maya 2013.

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Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello, I'm Justin with digital tutors and Autodesk Authorized Publisher. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about some of the different types of eyes in the animal kingdom and how we can recreate similar looks in Maya eyes air. Very important parts of any character, even in animals. And all animals have different types of eyes based on how they hunt where they live. Another factor in order to create more realistic CG animals. It's important to give the end was relatively realistic. I textures based on what type of animal they are in. This force will talk about some of the various types and the ways in which they differ from one another. We'll talk about people shaped Irish shape and the Irish color. Learn several ways of quickly re creating some of the looks we see in nature with a combination of texture. Maps from lions and eagles to house cats and frogs will cover a variety of animals and looks. In the end, they'll have a much better idea of the types of eyes that you may need to create building your animals and be familiar with multiple ways of accomplishing that working so that let's go ahead and get started by talking about primate ties