Adding fur shadowing attributes


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Adding fur shadowing attributes

To get your fur to cast and receive shadows, you need to add some attributes to the lights. Additionally, if you want true cast shadows in Maya software in fur then you have to use a spotlight. I'll select my light. I've got it off the screen here, but I can select it in the outliner. Spotlight 1. And go to the attributes, control a, and what I want to show you is that currently in Mya 2014 when I create a light, I'm getting ray trace shadows enabled by default.

Shadows were turned off for all brand new lights, but apparently that's changed in 2014. However the Mya software renderer of course has ray tracing disabled by default. So let's take a look at what we get if we render this now. I'm going to hide the fur and set the visibility to 0. And then, I'll do a render. And this has got no shadows in it. I'll store that, and then I'll go into the render settings and enable ray tracing in the Maya software tab.

Ray tracing quality, turn it on. And then render. And you'll...

Adding fur shadowing attributes
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Adding fur shadowing attributes provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the Creating Fur in Maya

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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