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Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5

by David James Software: Maya 2016, Nuke 9

In this tutorial we take a look at render passes and layers in Maya 2016. We then move on to Nuke to composite both the still shot and the animation. ...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Ambient occlusion and volume fog
  • Render passes in Maya
  • Compositing in Nuke
  • Animating backgrounds in Nuke

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4

Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4

by David James Software: Maya 2016, Mari 2.6

In this tutorial we cover the texturing and materials for the main house. The bulk of the texturing happens in Mari where we create color, bump, spec,...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Mari basics
  • Materials and textures in Mari
  • Curvature, displacement, bump and ambient occlusion maps
  • Materials in Maya

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 2 - Texturing

by David James Software: Maya 2016, Mari 2.6v5

This tutorial starts with the creation of the UV map using new techniques in Maya 2016. With this UV workflow it's possible to UV a cartoon character ...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Character UV layout in Maya
  • Texture painting in Mari
  • SSS material
  • Character lighting in Maya

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 2 - Texturing
Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 1 - Modeling

VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom

by David James Software: Maya 2015, Vray 3

In this tutorial we cover the shading, lighting and rendering of the bedroom scene in VRay. We look at how to create realistic materials, using the VR...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • VRay Global illumination
  • VRay Materials
  • VRay Render elements
  • Volumetric lighting

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom
Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
Maya Tutorial: VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom
Headus UVLayout

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

by David James Software: Maya 2015

In this tutorial we cover the shading, lighting and rendering of the bedroom scene in Mental Ray. We take a look at a couple of different lighting sce...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Daytime lighting
  • Nighttime lighting
  • Render Passes
  • Volumetric lighting

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR
Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
Maya Tutorial: Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR
Headus UVLayout

Headus UVLayout

by David James Software: Headus UVLayout

In this tutorial we cover Headus UVLayout. We UV four objects from our scene, and take a look at the different techniques of UV mapping. The main ...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • UV layout for interiors
  • Bringing UV's from Headus to Maya

Creature Vol 3 - UV Layout and Texture

by Jason Edwards Software: Maya 2013 / ZBrush 4

This is our final set of lessons in the creature series by Jason Edwards. Here we'll take you through UV mapping of the creature using different techn...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Creature UV layout
  • Generating texture maps in ZBrush
  • Lighting and shading in mental ray

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Creature Vol 3 - UV Layout and Texture
Creature Vol 1 - Modeling Quadrupeds
Maya Tutorial: Creature Vol 3 - UV Layout and Texture
Creature Vol 2 - Surface Anatomy Detailing ZBrush

Mastering UV layout

by Jason Edwards Software: Maya 2013

Jason Edwards takes us through the process of UV mapping in Maya. We start with a simple sphere and then work through a human hand and a human head, b...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • UV mapping a sphere in Maya
  • UV mapping a hand in Maya
  • UV mapping a head in Maya

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