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Old 08-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default How do i put in new textures?

I really need to know how to put in new textures to my objects, and how to get the texture good looking.


Any1 can tell me ?
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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There are some useful shaders here http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/shaders/.

create a shaders folder and save them into there. You can then drag and drop them into the hypershade and they are ready to use for whatever you are modeling. To attach a shader to an object you can select the geomety and then right click on the shader and selcet assign material to selection.
In order to create your own shaders things get a bit more tricky as you need to learn how to add attributes to your chosen shader and will then need to tweak these to get the desired look.
For the texturing process you need to learn how to lay out the uvs for the item you are texturing. Once this is done you select the uv snapshot option under the polygons tab in the uv texture editor. You then add texture over the areas of the uv map where you want it to be. Once complete you simply assign it to the appropriate part of your shader, bump, colour, specular etc.

Also laying out uvs can be a bit of a nightmare task and I found this plugin to be a great help with getting the job done.

http://www.pullin-shapes.co.uk/page8.htm


Hope all this helps and good luck,

Leon
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Old 15-02-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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when u go to hypershade u c various materials in it. u can use anisotrope for glassy look or for sharp specularity, lanbert material for creating shaders having no specularity, from blinn u cn create a vast variety of shaders just by tweaking its attributes. u first gt to kno wht type of material u want, its specular features , reflective nature, etc. i think u should first try to understand the materials property u wanna create, den u can tweak the attributes of any of the materials in maya for obtaining the proper look of ur material.
hope it will help u.:blush:
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