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V-Ray Hypershade Nodes in Maya

by Kyle Green

In this collection of lessons, we will be exploring several of the V-Ray rendering nodes that can be found in Maya's Hypershade. Software required: V-Ray for Maya 1.5SP1 and higher, Maya 2011 and higher.

What you'll learn

In this collection of lessons, we will be exploring several of the V-Ray rendering nodes that can be found in Maya's Hypershade. These Hypershade nodes can be used to create a variety of effects and many of these nodes provide us a number of additional controls over our V-Ray renders. For example, we will be taking an in-depth look at a number of nodes that can be used individually or used together to create a variety of surface material types that obey real-world laws of optics. We will also learn a variety of methods for adding volumetric effects to our renders, creating subsurface scattering materials, using geometry as a direct illumination source, along with many other lessons dedicated to the various V-Ray nodes found in Maya's Hypershade. Software required: V-Ray for Maya 1.5SP1 and higher, Maya 2011 and higher.

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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