Autodesk Maya

First released in 1998 by Alias Wavefront and made better by Autodesk, Maya is an industry-leading 3D animation software that makes workflows easier for artists around the globe. It’s also one of the most versatile modeling applications there is. This application was used in films like Avatar, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Frozen, Monster Inc. and the Matrix. It’s also used as a visual effects tool for Games of Thrones and The Walking Dead, just to name a few. With its full suite of tools for character animation, lighting, VFX and motion graphics, Maya packs a lot of features that deliver breathtaking results. But when used in conjunction with other plugins, Maya becomes an animation and VFX powerhouse. To expand Maya’s functionalities even further, try any of these plugins for Maya:
26 Jan 2022

Top Plugins to Complement Autodesk Maya

First released in 1998 by Alias Wavefront and made better by Autodesk, Maya is an industry-leading 3D animation software that…

The Hypershade is an artist-friendly and intuitive tool that allows you to easily build and edit materials and visualize the results in real-time in Viewport 2.0. The Hypershade is the central working area of Maya rendering, where you can build shading networks by creating, editing, and connecting rendering nodes, such as textures, materials, lights, rendering utilities, and special effects. You can customize the layout of the Hypershade by undocking and rearranging the panels. In addition, you can add panels such as the viewport or the Render View to your layout by selecting from the Hypershade Window menu. In this article, let's get an overview about how to improve look in Maya with Hypershade.
12 Jan 2022

Look development using the Hypershade in Maya

The Hypershade is an artist-friendly and intuitive tool that allows you to easily build and edit materials and visualize the results in…

If you’re a Maya user looking for a plugin renderer that you can use straight out of the box then Iray for Maya is for you. Using Iray for Maya will simplify and enhance your design experience; use it to create stunning materials for stills and animations, at all stages of the design process with material nodes that are directly integrated into Maya. As Iray for Maya uses NVIDIA’s Iray technology, it gives you access to physically-based materials, lighting and environments and can be easily scaled across multi-GPU workflows. And its ease of use means that whether you’re an experienced Maya user, or you’re just starting out on your CGI design journey, you’ll be able to create astonishing rendering results within minutes. With iRender team, we are going to visit Iray Plugin for Maya in this blog.
03 Dec 2021

Introduce Iray GPU rendering plugin for Maya

If you’re a Maya user looking for a plugin renderer that you can use straight out of the box then…

Blender is a mature, open-source 3D graphic suite that’s used by a wide array of industries to animate, model, sculpt, and simulate. Its free availability and extensive set of features attract a diverse group of users to its ever-growing and active community. However, Blender is an advanced piece of software. New users can get put off by the complex interface and turn to more straightforward options like Daz Studio. Don’t worry though, whatever your reason for switching between tools, this Blog's Today will show you how to move your characters over from Daz to Blender.
30 Oct 2021

Daz to Blender: Import Characters from Daz in Blender

Blender is a mature, open-source 3D graphic suite that’s used by a wide array of industries to animate, model, sculpt,…

There are many potential problems when it comes to rendering. Software and Computer crashes can happen at any time and sometimes without warning. And it always seems it will happen when you have either not saved your work or you have an urgent deadline to meet. These crashes could be computer-related and multiple applications will crash at the same time causing massive headaches. You must have often noticed that whenever you have a heavy rendering process, Keyshot suddenly crashes. But what are the reasons behind the sudden crash of Keyshot and how to fix it?
16 Oct 2021

Tips To Make a Wonderful Scene Without Crashing in Keyshot

There are many potential problems when it comes to rendering. Software and Computer crashes can happen at any time and…

When it comes to creating cinematic animations, nothing beats the arsenal of tools you get from Maya 3D animation software. This versatile software offers a variety of tools for rendering, CG lighting, rigging, texturing and so much more. To create stunning, life-like images, it’s important to master the Maya lighting and rendering tools. But where to begin? In this guide, we are listing down some of the best lighting and rendering tricks you can try on Maya.
14 Oct 2021

Useful Maya Lighting and Rendering Tricks

When it comes to creating cinematic animations, nothing beats the arsenal of tools you get from Maya 3D animation software.…

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One of the constant challenges for a designer is the responsibility to fully represent the vision of a project in a rendered design. As more software advances, technique equally gets tougher. The struggle to have a fresh and unique layout seems to be a constant discovery. While applications continuously develop, maybe it is also the right opportunity to go back to the basic foundations of rendering. Whether you are rendering for products, interior design for rooms, or architectural visualizations, these hacks will make your job easier. Before you know it, no rendering project will be too small or too big for you.
13 Oct 2021

Rendering Hacks That Will Make Your Interior Project Better

One of the constant challenges for a designer is the responsibility to fully represent the vision of a project in…

Autodesk Maya, commonly shortened to just Maya, is a 3D computer graphics application that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, originally developed by Alias and currently owned and developed by Autodesk. It is used to create assets for interactive 3D applications, animated films, TV series, and visual effects.
06 Oct 2021

Improve render quality and speed with Maya tips

Autodesk Maya, commonly shortened to just Maya, is a 3D computer graphics application that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux,…

If you are a Maya user, no matter how many render engines have been born and flourished, you will always remember that Arnold is one of the oldest renderers and is most closely associated with Maya. No one can deny Arnold's ability from the moment it started with CPU rendering until it caught up with the trend of GPU rendering. In today's post, learn about iRender's cloud rendering service to see that you can speed up rendering with any version of Arnold you're using for your Maya project.
29 Sep 2021

Powerful cloud rendering service for Maya with Arnold Renderer

If you are a Maya user, no matter how many render engines have been born and flourished, you will always…

Maya is a comprehensive piece of simulation and animation software. It sets itself apart from other 3D software in areas of animation, lighting and VFX. Despite the extensive nature of the software there is always room for improvement and that is where bespoke plugins come to the fore. Maya has a strong community of developers that have set about making our workflows easier by putting easy to use tools in our hands. In this article we’re going to take a quick look at top Maya plugins for modelling.
22 Sep 2021

Top Maya plugins for modelling

Maya is a comprehensive piece of simulation and animation software. It sets itself apart from other 3D software in areas of…

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