Your First Day with Shading Networks in Maya

An important part of creating amazing renders in Maya is knowing how to build materials and shaders that give your geometry just the look you're after. Software required: Maya 2015.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 23, 2014
Duration
1h 17m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 23, 2014
Duration
1h 17m
Description

An important part of creating amazing renders in Maya is knowing how to build materials and shaders that give your geometry just the look you're after. This can quickly become overwhelming without a solid foundation in the process of building a shading network. This training will provide just that for you. We'll start off by learning what a shading network is and where in Maya we can build and manage them. We'll then begin exploring the many intricacies of shading networks beginning with viewing connections and arranging nodes, making and breaking connections, and assigning our shading networks to geometry in Maya. We'll wrap this training up by creating and applying our own custom shading network. After finishing this training, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge to build on as you begin creating your own shading networks. Software required: Maya 2015.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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