Maya Texturing

How To : Texture a head using Photoshop CS4 and Maya

Photoshop CS4 and Maya do very different things, but can be combined very effectively to create photorealistic 3D images. This three-part video will teach you how to combine a photo and a 3D model of a head to create a 3D model with photrealistic textures overlaid on it. This ...more

How To : Use ramp textures in Autodesk Maya 2011

In this tutorial, we learn how to work with ramp textures within Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tuto ...more

How To : Texture with bitmaps in Autodesk Maya 2011

Interested in creating textures from bitmaps when working in Maya 2011? Allow this clip to show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're su ...more

How To : Create advanced Zbrush textures with Maya alphas

Using Maya you'll learn to produce an alpha to use in Zbrush. Very easy method to make a controlled alpha without using Zdepth tools in Zbrush. In part two, Using Zbrush tools to make a tileable texture. Texture sculpting techniques and the 2.5d tools within Zbrush. Part three ...more

How To : Test Photoshop-made textures in Maya 7

This Maya 7 video tutorial teaches you how to test Photoshop-made textures in Maya 7 from Autodesk. This video is from the "Tiling Textures" course. Shaders alone do a lot to give a realistic feel to various materials, and adding textures to the mix gives them even more impa ...more

How To : Assign textures to UV's in Maya

This video shows you how to assign textures to uv's on models in Maya. This is a traditional method but fundamental to understand. You'll be painting the textures on UVs using Photoshop. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this hour long tutorial. A ...more

How To : Create a Simple Procedural Brick Texture in Maya

This is a guide to making a very simple procedural texture for Maya. As with all procedural textures, the basic texture can be refined and added to. It's a texture! Open up the Hypershade (Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade). This is where you can edit any textures as w ...more

How To : Create an Eye Shader in Autodesk Maya

In this New section We are going to learn about the texturing in Autodesk Maya. In this tutorial we will learn how to make an eye texture without using any external image or any kind of digital painting. Still we will manage to creat not so realistic but very convincing and cu ...more

How To : Create a 3D model of a knurl using Maya

For those who aren't familiar with them, knurls (can also be a verb: knurling) are the textured parts on the end of screws and other metal pieces that make them easier to grab. This video will teach you how to use Maya to create 3D models of knurls. You probably won't need too ...more

How To : Create a realistic scene in Zbrush and Maya

Using Zbrush Jason makes very high resolution textures then adds them to objects in a scene in Maya. You'll also learn how to create lighting to add realism to the scene. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60+ minute tutorial. A download link ...more

How To : Make a rock with Maya

If you're an Autodesk Maya user and you're looking to create rocks, boulders or rock walls, check out this excellent 7 part tutorial and learn how it's done. Maya is a massive 3D creation tool with so many aspects it's really mind blowing. This tutorial will help you improve y ...more

How To : Create realistic smoke and dust particles in Maya

The key to being able to animate realistic smoke or dust is being able to master the particle texture rate technique in Maya. Once you have gotten this down, you can create any sort of particle effect, such as sand or bubbles in addition to smoke and dust. This three part tuto ...more

How To : Use Photoshop CS4 to overpaint 3D seams

Maya and Photoshop CS4 may be made by different companies, but that doesn't mean they can't work together. This video will teach you how to take a 3D model from Maya, import it into Photoshop, and then use Photoshop CS4's new 3D editing tools to overpaint the rough texture sea ...more

How To : Motion track using a variety of software programs

Most of the 3D modeling tutorial videos out there work within one program or at most two, often Photoshop in conjunction with a 3D modeling program like Maya. This video will walk you through a complete project using four program: 3DS MAX for modeling, Boujou for 3D tracking, ...more

How To : Model a dolphin in Maya

In this 3D modeling software series you will learn how to model organically with polygons in Maya. For this example, you will learn how to model a dolphin. PART 1: we go over the beginning steps of modeling a dolphin with polygons. We cover how to split the model in half from ...more

How To : UV map a motherboard box in Maya

In this tutorial you will learn how to UV map a motherboard box in Maya. This Maya software tutorial covers basic UV mapping procedures and using UV's to place textures on an object like a motherboard box.

How To : Use the hypershade menu in Maya 8.5

This 3D design and animation tutorial for beginners using Autodesk Maya 8.5 software teachers users how to work with the hypershade menu to create materials and textures. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the hypershade menu in Maya 8.5. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use the hypershade menu in ...more

How To : Use the hypershade in Maya to create materials

First off, a bit of explanation. The hypershade in Maya is a quick way to create and connect rendering nodes, which include textures, materials, lights, and special effects. Hypershade is one of the most important features in Maya to learn and master. In this Maya tutorial, y ...more

How To : Set up a Doom 3 to Maya workflow

This video is to get you started with the initial setup of the Doom 3 to Maya workflow. Topics covered (in order) are set up, export your first character ingame, texturing, animations on character cycles, load game models into Maya. Part 4 is a WMP video. Project files: www.h ...more

How To : Model realistic 3D eyeballs in Maya 7 or later

Interested in making some eyeballs? Here's a quick and easy way to make them using textures readily available on Highend 3d and a NURBS sphere. And this guide will show you how. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to ...more

How To : Make and use UV space in Maya 7

This Maya 7 video tutorial teaches you how to make and use UV space in Maya 7 from Autodesk. This video is from the "Maya Basics" course. Shaders alone do a lot to give a realistic feel to various materials, and adding textures to the mix gives them even more impact. See how ...more

How To : Use light and camera choices in Maya 7

This Maya 7 video tutorial teaches you how to use light and camera choices in Maya 7 from Autodesk. This video is from the "Maya Basics" course. Shaders alone do a lot to give a realistic feel to various materials, and adding textures to the mix gives them even more impact. ...more

How To : Use four lighting techniques in Maya 7

This Maya 7 video tutorial teaches you how to use four lighting techniques in Maya 7 from Autodesk. This video is from the "Game Lighting and Color" course. Shaders alone do a lot to give a realistic feel to various materials, and adding textures to the mix gives them even m ...more

How To : Construct a metal shader in Maya 7

This Maya 7 video tutorial teaches you how to construct a metal shader in Maya 7 from Autodesk. This video is from the "Game Lighting and Color" course. Shaders alone do a lot to give a realistic feel to various materials, and adding textures to the mix gives them even more ...more

How To : Model a Leaf in Maya

Start with a Polygon Plane Start by creating a Polygon Plane with 4 width and 5 height sections. Create the rough leaf shape Turn on "Reflection" in the Move Tool settings, hit 3 on the keyboard to smooth the plane and shape it into a rough leaf shape. The highlighted vert ...more

News : Print a 3D Model of Your Face Using Your iPhone

There are plenty of cutting edge apps out there, and endless innovations in the field of 3D printing. But to combine the two—and make it available to the common consumer—is unprecedented. Earlier this year, Georgia Tech researcher Grant Schindler created the world's first 3D ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

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