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Maya Visual Effects The Innovator's Guide: Autodesk Official Press, 2nd Edition by Eric Keller

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Chapter 1

Texture Effects

All too often textures are overlooked as a solution for creating effects. The tendency is to think of textures as simply a means for coloring objects. The tutorials in this first chapter demonstrate some ways in which engaging visual effects can be created quickly and easily simply by taking advantage of the power that textures have to offer.

Chapter Contents

  • Create Animated Lighting Effects with a Ramp Texture
  • Use Ambient Occlusion for Holographic Effects
  • Use Creative Text Effects

Create Animated Effects with a Ramp Texture

This first challenge involves adding an effect to the opening shot of an animated short. ...

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