Creating mental ray shaders


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Creating mental ray shaders

In addition to the standard Maya shaders, mental ray comes with its own library of shaders. These can be used to create very sophisticated surface effects. So let's take a look at where we could find these on mental ray shaders. I'm going to go to Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade to open up Hypershade and you'll see in the Create tab, if I click on Maya up here and I click on Surface, you'll see these are the standard Maya shaders, so Anisotropic, Blinn, Lambert, Phong and so on and so forth. I want to create some of the mental ray shaders, I'll go down to the mental ray section and click on Materials, and you can see now I have a list of quite a few mental ray specific shaders.

Now you don't have to master every single one of these shaders. Just a few of these shaders will take care of most of the effects that you want to create. Now I want to point out very briefly that you'll see that mental ray has its own version of blinn and lambert and phon...

Creating mental ray shaders
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Creating mental ray shaders provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya

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3D + Animation
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