Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the project, part of Creating Natural Environments in Maya.
In this training course, I am going to use a slightly different interface for…Maya, just for legibility's sake.…It's a little bit difficult to read the white text on a black background,…so I am going to actually be using the more traditional interface of black text…on a light gray background.…So I am going to show you how to do that on Windows.…I am going to go ahead and shut down Maya, and I want to go to All Programs >…Autodesk > Autodesk Maya 2011 to find that shortcut.…
I need to just modify this shortcut.…I'll right-click and choose Properties.…All I need to do is at the end of this line, it says Target. After the quotation…mark, I'll put in a space, a dash, and the word "style," a space, and the name of…the style, and the one I am using is called plastique.…And then the next time I launch Maya it will have that color scheme.…
So as you can see, now we have a more traditional layout.…I also opt to use a more traditional background for the viewport, and there is a…keyboard shortcut for that, which is Alt+B, and it'll lead you cycle through all…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Recommended prerequisite: Maya 2011 Essential Training
- Laying out the scene
- Sculpting terrain with Soft Selection and the Sculpt Geometry tool
- Creating 2D textures using Artisan and Paint Effects
- Applying 2D and 3D procedural textures
- Building backgrounds with skydomes and matte paintings
- Shaping clouds with Maya Fluids
- Creating non-physical daylight and casting shadows
- Rendering with Maya software
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Ninness11h 15m Beginner
1. Terrain Modeling
4. Fluid Clouds
5. 3D Paint Effects
6. Lighting and Rendering
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