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Maya 2018 Essential Training

Create materials in Hypershade

From the course: Maya 2018 Essential Training

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    Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world, project-based workflow. The techniques you'll learn here translate equally well to film, motion graphics, game design, and animation.

    First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor George Maestri show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.

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    - [Instructor] Now let's go a little bit deeper into the Hypershade window. And show you how to create materials from scratch. I have a scene here with a sphere and there's really nothing in it. The sphere has a basic lambert one material on it. So it's kind of an empty scene here. So let's go ahead into our hypershade window. And in that you'll see that we really don't have a lot. We just have that one lambert material plus a few other things. So let's go ahead and create a new material in the hypershade. Now we can do that, simply by clicking on the Maya tab here. And clicking on blend. And that will create a blend material. Now that material shows up in the browser. And if I click on it, you'll see that I've got this basic material. Now if I want to I could change the color of that material. As you can see it shows up here in the material viewer. Now if I want to add textures to this. I can do it the old fashioned way, and I can click on this little checker here and we can create a…

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