Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating mental ray shaders, part of Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya.
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 phong, these types of shaders, and these are…
- 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
Photoshop CS5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Ninness11h 15m Beginner
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Maya: Lighting and Rendering with mental raywith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
1. Shading Concepts
2. Shading in mental ray
4. mental ray Texture Nodes
5. Creating Surface Details with Textures
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