Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video mental ray materials, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…The mental ray render has a number…of advantages over the Maya software render, one…of which is that it gives you a lot of additional materials that you can use.…Lets take a look at some of the more popular ones.…Now mental ray materials are not found in the normal places, if we go…to the rendering shelf here, we're not…going to find any mental ray specific materials here.…If we go into Lighting/Shading > Assign Favorite…Material, we're not going to find it here either.…We are going to find it under assign new material.…
So let's go ahead and select a sphere.…I'm going to select my large sphere here.…Go under light and shading, assign new material.…Now, when you do this, it brings up a create node window.…This is the same menu that you would see in the hyper shade.…And, we can actually do this in the hyper shade as well.…I'm going to do it here.…So, you see assign new material, and these are all of the materials that…we have available to mine, and you can see that it's a lot more.…Then what the standard materials are.…
- 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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