Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding texture channels, part of Mudbox 2013 Essential Training.
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So we've seen how to paint color into paint layers, but that's just the beginning.…One of the most powerful features of Mudbox is the ability to paint other…channels besides just color.…Just a few years ago, if you wanted to paint things like transparency,…glossiness, bump glow, and so forth, you had to paint black and white maps in…Photoshop and just hope that looked right when you loaded it into a 3D program.…That process was slow and involved a lot of guesswork.…Now you can paint those attributes directly onto the model and see exactly what…they're going to look like without any guesswork and without loading and…reloading maps over and over again into a separate program.…
So let's go down to it. So we have got our exercise file open.…Let's go and make a New Paint layer.…Instead of choosing Diffuse like we have done with painting color, let's pick Specular.…Specular is a fancy way of saying Highlight. It's the appearance of light…bouncing off the surface.…The color that you paint into the Specular Channel is the color of the highlight.…
- Optimizing a Wacom tablet for Mudbox
- Navigating the 3D space
- Editing materials
- Sculpting with stamps, stencils, and layers
- Creating and importing UV maps
- Texturing with Ptex
- Painting bump maps
- Creating ambient occlusion and displacement maps
- Posing characters with jointed skeletons
- Lighting a scene
- Rendering still images and movies from Mudbox
Skill Level Beginner
3ds Max 2013 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross7h 9m Beginner
1. Getting Started
3. Working with Multiple Objects
4. Painting Textures
5. Using Texture Channels
6. Posing a Character
7. Presenting Work
Lighting the scene5m 17s
Next steps1m 45s
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