Setting up utility nodes


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Setting up utility nodes

In this movie, I'm going to show you how you can use some of the utility nodes to affect the shader networks that you apply to your surfaces. So I have a teapot here. I'm going to select this teapot, and just create a blinn material by clicking on the Blinn Material in the Rendering shelf, just applies the Blinn material to the teapot. Now I'll open up the Hypershade by going to Windows > Rendering Editors > Hypershade. I'm going to right-click and choose Graph Materials on Selected. Here is my blinn texture. The Utilities nodes are down here under the Maya section.

There is a whole bunch of them. We can use them for a variety of effects. I'm going to do just something fairly simple. What I want to do is I'm going to use a Sampler Info node to change the way that colors are applied to the surface of this object. So I'll go back up to Maya 2D Texture nodes and I want to just create a ramp texture. So I'll zoom out in the Hypershade, you can see the ramp...

Setting up utility nodes
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Setting up utility nodes 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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Maya
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