This course will look in the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. It's aimed at people that have some modeling experience in Maya but are having trouble with
Select the material in question, and in the Hypershade menus, go to File > Export Selected Network. It'll save the shading network as its own Maya file. Whenever you want to use it again, in the Hypershade, go to File > Import and choose it in your directory.