Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a custom mia_material preset, part of Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya.
The mia_material comes with a number of presets that you can use to speed up…your workflow when designing shaders.…As a demonstration, I'm going to start to shade parts of this car model…using the mia_material, and you'll start to see how flexible this workflow actually is.…So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go into the Hypershade, just by choosing…Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade.…And what I'd like to do is create three materials.…I want to create a chrome material for parts of the car like the bumper, the…area around the headlights, the runners, and the hubcaps.…
I'd also like to create a rubber material for the tires, and then I'd like to do…maybe like a red plastic for the taillights here.…So let's see how we can do that really quick using the presets.…So the first thing I need to do is going to the Hypershade. Under the mental…ray Materials I'm going to create 3 mia_material X nodes by clicking on the…mia_material_x button three times, though at 1, 2, and 3 and expand the Hypershade.…
- Understanding shading concepts
- Simulating the Fresnel effect for realistic reflections
- Rendering transparent and translucent surfaces
- Comparing mental ray and Maya standard shaders
- Introducing the mia_material
- Developing shader networks
- Using subsurface scattering shaders
- Mapping polygon UV coordinates
- Incorporating texture nodes into networks
- Improving skin detail with ambient occlusion
- Painting bump maps
- Creating normal and displacement maps
- Troubleshooting maps
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Shading Concepts
2. Shading in mental ray
4. mental ray Texture Nodes
5. Creating Surface Details with Textures
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