Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining glossy and blurred reflections, part of Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya.
Glossy reflections occur on very smooth surfaces.…So a glossy reflection you can think of as being almost mirror like, completely…reflecting the environment.…I have a scene here that shows three teapots.…This scene demonstrates a range of glossy reflectivity.…So let's do a render here and see what it looks like when we render.…So I'm creating a render, so we can compare the three teapots.…On the very left here, I have a very glossy reflective surface.…It's perfectly reflecting the environment.…
So it's reflecting the other teapots and the checkerboard.…You can see the surface is very smooth.…So the reflection is very nice and clean.…If you look at the elements of reflection, you see right here is what's known as…a specular highlight.…So this is a reflection of the light source.…In this case, the sunlight that's hitting the teapot.…A lot of computer graphic shaders have a separate channel for reflecting the…light source and reflecting the environment.…This is usually referred to as the specular channel versus the…
- 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
1. Shading Concepts
2. Shading in mental ray
4. mental ray Texture Nodes
5. Creating Surface Details with Textures
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