The MASH ID node in Maya allows control over multiple instances of an object. It can be used to change the shape, color, or material on an object. In this video, George creates several MASH networks and used the ID node to randomly and sequentially change the color and shape of objects in a MASH network.
- [Voiceover] MASH networks also allow you to add…multiple objects into a single network.…And this is great for changing things…such as color or texture or even object shape.…So, let's take a look at how to do a little bit of this.…So, I've got a number of objects here.…I've got seven objects,…and so if I left click and drag and select all of them,…I can add all of these objects into one MASH network.…I'm going to go into create MASH, create MASH network,…and make sure it's on instancer.…
And then what it does is it creates…a MASH network with seven objects…because I had seven objects selected.…So, if I go into my outliner…and select that MASH object,…I can go into my attribute editor…and take a look at what we have.…So, I've got my main MASH node here,…and I've got a MASH distributed.…Notice how it's defaulted to the number…of objects I had selected, which was seven.…If I click here in the outliner under MASH1 instancer,…you'll see that under instancer it actually has a list…of all of the objects that I had selected.…
- Finding the new features
- Using the Content Browser
- Working with symmetry and Mirror tool improvements
- Using the MASH networks
- Rigging a character with Quick Rig
- Animating with the Pose Editor
- Lighting with the Light Editor
- Rendering Render Setup layers
Skill Level Intermediate
3ds Max 2016 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross10h 44m Beginner
1. Interface and Display
2. What's New in Modeling
3. Work with MASH
4. Animation and Rigging Tools
5. Lighting and Rendering Features
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