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Create Rounded Corners in Maya

Create Rounded Corners in Maya

Learn how to use a new-ish node in Arnold for Maya to smooth out edges at render time. It’s quick and easy and adds control. I’d use this to just create a subtle effect so that I wouldn’t have to go back and remodel with bevels everywhere. Ready to...
[New Class] Create a Spider-verse Shader

[New Class] Create a Spider-verse Shader

This months new class is all about creating a custom shading network using Arnold nodes in Maya to re-create the look of the comic book style 3d animated movie “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse.” You can learn how to make the shader yourself, but will need...
Learn How To Combine 2D & 3D Animation

Learn How To Combine 2D & 3D Animation

This video is an update to my Animate Explainer Videos in After Effects course. DCS members will also now find this video as the last lesson in that course. Because that course has become so popular I wanted to show the workflow I use to incorporate 3D animation with...
Make 3D Snow Tutorial

Make 3D Snow Tutorial

In this quick tutorial (<25 min.) I will show you how to create a procedural snow shader for the Arnold renderer in Autodesk Maya. This is intended for people who have a little experience already so if you’re brand new I recommend you consider becoming a...