Chapter 6. Creating Custom Connections and Applying Color Utilities

Creating custom shading networks is a powerful way to texture and render with Maya. You can connect hundreds of material, texture, geometry, light, and camera attributes through the Hypershade window for unique results. In addition, you can apply specialized color utilities that can customize the hue, saturation, value, gamma, and contrast of any input and output.

Chapter Contents

  • A quick review of the Hypershade window

  • Multiple approaches for creating connections

  • Tips for keeping the Hypershade organized

  • Practical applications of each color utility

Mastering the Hypershade Window

The Hypershade window is the heir to the Multilister domain. Although the Multilister window is a legacy ...

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