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Utilizing Shading Networks in Maya 2011

by Kyle Green

In this series of lessons, we will be exploring many of the ways that shading networks can be utilized within Maya. Software required: Maya 2011.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will be exploring many of the ways that shading networks can be utilized within Maya. Shading networks can be used in many different aspects of Maya including material and texture creation, lighting, special effects, and rigging just to name a few. Because these networks are widely used throughout Maya, this is one aspect of the application that nearly all Maya artists should be familiar with. This course will explore topics such as using various render nodes to create complex material and texture effects, building shading networks to simulate atmospheric effects, using shading networks for lighting purposes, and many other topics that will allow you to become a stronger, more efficient Maya artist. Software required: Maya 2011.

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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