Dover Studios announced the release of its latest visual effects training video, “Maya Advanced Surface Materials,” a practical guide to creating shading networks in Autodesk Maya.
Press release from Dover Studios:
Halifax, Nova Scotia -- Dover Studios announced the release of its latest visual effects training video, Maya Advanced Surface Materials, a practical guide to creating shading networks in Autodesk Maya.
Through a series of in-depth lessons, visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden share countless tips and techniques that will help you create more realistic shading networks.
Essential topics include aging a shiny metal surface by adding a layer of tarnish, using the Mental Ray IPR renderer to interactively preview shading networks, creating 2D and 3D procedural textures, adjusting specular highlights, exploring various ways to assign materials to objects, using environment maps to create reflective materials, and adjusting 2D texture placement attributes.
Learn how to use incandescence and glow to simulate materials that emit light. This effect is often used when creating materials for light fixtures, television sets, and glowing hot lava.
Discover how PSD networks can be used to simplify the creation of shading networks that contain multiple file textures.
Advanced topics include: using light linking to control scene illumination, adjusting shader glow normalization values, viewing render statistics in the Maya render log, and utilizing shared nodes to make shading networks simpler to maintain.
No steps are left out and every detail is explained with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Be sure to check out the Dover Studios website and watch the free preview.
Maya Advanced Surface Materials is available as a download for $69.95
About Dover Studios Dover Studios, Inc. was founded in 2000 by brothers, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, to provide professional Maya training for visual effects artists working in the motion picture and television industry. Visual effects artists have relied on Dover Studios Maya training videos for years to help them meet the challenges of learning new skills. Satisfied customers around the world include students, freelancers, visual effects studios, universities and businesses.
Dover Studios visual effects training videos are specifically designed to help artists advance their skills in a way that is flexible, convenient, and affordable. The VFX training videos are available as direct downloads from the Dover Studios website enabling artists to learn new techniques right away and at their own pace. http://www.doverstudios.com
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.