Dover Studios Launches Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials Visual Effects Training Video


Last Updated: January 30, 2013 9:34 am GMT
(Halifax, NS--January 30, 2013) Dover Studios launches Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials, their latest visual effects training video.

Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials unlocks the secrets of the Hypershade by taking artists through a series of in-depth lessons that focus on creating shading networks in Maya by connecting render nodes in the Hypershade. This video features crystal clear 1080p high definition video.

Visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, share workflow techniques that will save you time and help you work more efficiently when using the Hypershade in Maya. Essential topics include: understanding shading groups, linking render nodes using the connection editor, graphing shading networks, working with file textures, assigning materials to objects, exploring the use of both 2D and 3D procedural textures, and using the IPR Renderer to preview the look of shading networks in real time.

Discover how to combine file textures to create a realistic tree leaf by using a technique called stencil mapping. Learn how to add surface relief to models with bump and displacement maps. No steps are left out and every detail is explained with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Advanced topics include: converting a displacement map to a polygon surface, fine tuning feature displacement, and working with alpha gain and alpha offset values to control the depth and scale of displacement mapped surfaces.

Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials is a comprehensive guide to using the Hypershade that no artist should be without!

Pricing and Availability

The Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials video is available today as a download for $49.95 USD. For more information visit the Dover Studios website and watch the preview.

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 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 downloads from the Dover Studios website enabling artists to learn new techniques right away and at their own pace.

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