Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the basics of materials, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…In Maya we use materials to determine what a surface looks like.…In other words, the color, the reflectivity,…the shininess, and the texture of a surface.…Now, material is basically just a container that…has number of different things attached to it.…So let's create a simple material.…Now I have some simple objects here, some spheres…and some cylinders, and we're going to apply materials to these.…Now I'm just going to start with this sphere here.…
Now I'm selecting these in a specific order so…that they will show up in the same order that…you'll see the materials in the rendering shelf, but we're…going to start off with a material called a blend material.…So we can assign materials to objects in a number of places.…We can go into lighting shading.…Under Material, we can say Assign New Material or Assign Favorite…Material and here we have a very nice list of materials here.…We can also select the object and right click over it and if we…scroll down to this marking menu, we…have Assign New Material > Assign Favorite Material.…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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