Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 20-03-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
TheToonGoon
Subscriber
 
TheToonGoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Choosing Material

Is there a general rule for deciding what material to use?

Like if my surface is supposed to be metal = blinn
dull like wood = plastic
etc
TheToonGoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
Gen
Moderator
 
Gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,457
Thanks: 13
Thanked 635 Times in 558 Posts
Default

I don't think there's a general rule but personally I tend to use blinn, as it can be tweaked to look like metal or cardboard, and even if you find that you want to change the material type later, you can do that via the drop down menu at the top of the material's attribute editor. The thing is, I use Mental Ray. The Maya materials I use are mostly for visual ref in the scene view, they have Mental Ray shaders plugged into them.
Gen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
TheToonGoon
Subscriber
 
TheToonGoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks.
TheToonGoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glass se7enhedd Lighting & Rendering 18 10-12-2010 02:27 AM

Thread Tools





A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.