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Utilizing Shading Networks in 3ds Max

by Kyle Green

In this collection of 3ds Max tutorials, we will explore the process of creating and using shading networks within 3ds Max. Software required: 3ds Max 2012.

What you'll learn

In this collection of 3ds Max tutorials, we will explore the process of creating and using shading networks within 3ds Max. Understanding how to create and modify shading networks is an important skill - one that is essential for recreating the various materials and the different types of surfaces found in the real world. This tutorial will explore topics such as using maps to control transparency, bump, and displacement effects, understanding mapping coordinates to control texture placement, applying textures to particles, combining and layering details from multiple textures, and many other topics that are designed to help you become a stronger, more efficient 3ds Max artist. Software required: 3ds Max 2012.

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. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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