Free Advanced Level Tutorial - Perfect Your Shading Skills

This month's Free Tutorial is taken from our Advanced Shading with Maya & Mental Ray online course and is one of many videos which explains how to harness the power of Maya's utility nodes to simplify, speed up & add realism to your work.  This tutorial is great because you'll use a practical example.

What's in the tutorial?

•     Harnessing the power of utility nodes in Maya
•     Working within the hypershade
•     Look at numerous utilities
•     Demonstrate how processes can be simplified with nodes
•     The application of textures based upon surface direction
•     Combining textures

Accessing the tutorial

It's very simple; you'll just need to register on our website to access our online learning centre.  Once inside, select the 'FREE AREA' from the drop down menu in the 'My Courses' tab.  If you're already registered, just log-in with your usual username and password.

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Our Free Tutorials are replaced with a different one every month, and this Advanced Shading Tutorial will only be available until May 13th. Make sure you don't miss out - take advantage of this tutorial right away.

We'd love to know what you thought of this month's Free Tutorial.  If you have any suggestions of other tutorials that would be useful, just post your comments here.

 


Taken from our Advanced Shading course, this advanced tutorial is one of many videos which explains how to harness the power of Maya's utility nodes to simplify,speed up & add realism to your work.Using a practical example we delve into the numerous nodes available to aid in the creation of an advanced shading network.  Working solely in the hypershade, we are ableto assign blended textures based on surface direction.

 

How to Access this Free Tutorial
It's very simple; all you need to do is register on our website to access our online learning centre. Once inside, select the 'FREE AREA' from the drop down menu in the 'My Courses' tab.  For those of you who are already registered, just log-in with your usual username and password.

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Harnessing the power of utility nodes in maya
Working within the hypershade
Looks at numerous utilities, some simple, some complicated
Demonstrates how processes can be simplified with nodes
The application of textures based upon surface direction
Combining textures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments Lee Danskin

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Lee Danskin
Thu 8 Apr 2010: 12:11pm

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Comments

  • Isabelle Duarte:

    Bom dia Fernando! Glad you like the tutorials so much. Your feedback is just the sort of thing we love to hear.

  • Isabelle Duarte:

    Hi Syd,

    You are absolutely right, we did give this free tutorial back in October of last year. The reason for us choosing it again for this month is that we have had a lot of requests from our users who didn't get enough time last year to watch the tutorial.

    This is the first time we have ever repeated a previous tutorial. It is not our intention to do so on a regular basis, but if we do get lots of requests, we have to be fair and try to please everyone.

    Thanks for your comment though - we appreciate the feedback. I promise next month's will be a brand new one that you won't have seen before.

    Best,
    Isabelle

  • syd:

    man you guys dont give ANYTHING away.! this is the same "free" tutorial from 6 months ago

  • Fernando Kuhlmann:

    Escape Studios is just the best place to learn,
    Thanks a lot for another outstanding lesson,
    Cheers

  • Anthony Rosbottom:

    Great tutorial guys. I learnt a few things in there.

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