Very Basic Connection Editor Question
Ok, it´s all about bump mapping here.
My ridiculous problem is that even after 7 years of using maya extensivly it seems that I cannot even make the simplest connection work via the Connection Editor.
I have my shader and want to map a black/white texture to the bump channel using the Attribute Editor. Render. Fine.
(ConnectionEditor says: outalpha -> bumpvalue; the texture.message seems to be connected to something as well, but I cannot find any node where this link is showing up)
Now trying the same by selecting another texture (basically the same texture but created by the Hypershade´s sidebar) and linking its outalpha with bumpvalue of my bump2d via the Connection Editor. Render. No bump happening.
It seems that the only way to make bumpmapping work is to hit the map button within the shader itself. What am I missing here? And what´s the texture.message connected to?
thanks and sorry for the stupid question
sorry for question, its working again. I have no idea whats going on
everything starts and ends in the right place at the right time.
Last edited by Falott; 05-02-2011 at 01:49 PM.