Dover Studios has released Maya Surface Materials 2nd Edition, their
latest visual effects training video. It provides visual effects
artists with an introduction to texturing and surface materials in

The second edition has been completely updated and features 1080p
high definition video. Visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and
Russell Hazelden, share tips and techniques that will help you create
realistic surface materials.

Maya Surface Materials 2nd Edition begins with an overview of the
many render nodes available in the Hypershade. Topics include:
exploring common material attributes, shading models, specular
highlights, texture mapping, 3D projections, IPR rendering and
raytracing. The video shows in detail the methods used to render
reflective metallic and glass surfaces, and discusses photographic
techniques used to create environment maps. Both the Maya Software
and Mental Ray renderers are used throughout the video.

For more information visit and watch the
free preview. Maya Surface Materials 2nd Edition is available now as
a download for US$49.95. Single user and multi-user site licensed
versions of the video are available.